Monday, November 30, 2009

Sean - Almost 16 Months Old

Sean will be 16 months old this coming Saturday and he is definitely a toddler instead of a baby now. He is developing quite a funny personality, he loves to be silly and laugh. It's nearly impossible for us to get him to sit still for a picture these days, but here are a few that we managed recently.

Sean's favorite things to do are sit on our lap or the couch while we read him a book. Sometimes we even get to read the same book three times in a row or more. He loves to go into the kitchen to get utensils or tupperware, or try to escape up the stairs before we can get to him. He recently discovered the back deck and loves it out there, especially when Eddie goes out there with him.

He likes to show us his belly, pat his head which triggers us to sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," tackle Eddie, and of course anything to do with electronics. Cell phones and remote controls are his favorites, and if we forget to put them up high enough it's hard to get them back without a fight from Mr. Sean. He likes to sit on his little car and push himself around the house backwards (he can't really go forwards yet).

He says Daddy, bye, dog, ball, sit, turtle, and kitty the most. We can tell he wants to start talking (and actually making sense) and when he does we're going to be in trouble! He's quite a dancer and will start up when a commercial jingle comes on or in the car if we have the music up.

He's quite a handful but he's keeping us entertained and laughing all the time!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend in Ceres with the Baker Family. We drove over Wednesday evening and stayed until Saturday. On Thursday, most of my mom's family along with my dad's parents joined my parents, my sister and us for a yummy dinner and some games. Sean is the youngest by about 10 years so he is the center of attention for now. He had a blast getting pushed around on the new firetruck toy that his grandma bought for him. He also loved having everyone to read books to him since Mom and Dad can't read a book to him all day every day (which he would prefer).

We enjoyed a turkey, ham, lots of fixings, three homemade pies from Great Grandma Carvalho and a chocolate cake from Meghan. We followed our lovely dinner with a huge game of Farkle with most of the family. Great Grandma kicked our butts! After the extended family left, Meghan, Jeff, Grandma and I played Yahtzee and some more Farkle into the wee hours of the night (it was at least 10pm before we went to bed which is pretty impressive).

On Friday Jeff and I were able to enjoy having some babysitters and went and visited our friends Melissa and Shannon and their new baby girl Elliott who is 3 months old. She is adorable and I'm so glad I got to meet her finally! Then the four of us, without the kiddos of course, went to see New Moon. I wish we had family that lived closer so we could do things like that more often.

After the movie we went to our favorite Ceres restaurant, La Morenita, for dinner with the whole family. Then Jeff, Sean and I went to see our friends Brandi and Japheth and their two daughters Lexi and Addison. They are growing up so fast, Addison is 2 and Lexi is 6 months old. We also got to see Brandi's parents and sister which was a treat.

On Saturday morning, Jeff, my mom and my aunt Becky went and played nine holes while I stayed home with Sean.

It was nice to be home and not have a million things to do. Sean loves being spoiled by his grandparents and Aunt Meghan. This December he will be getting a lot of this from both the Narduzzi and the Baker side, lucky him!

We hope you all had a wonderful only 23 days left until Christmas, yikes!!!

P.S. Sorry for the lack of pictures, we were lazy!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bosco Update

It's been one week since we picked up Bosco from the vet after his ACL repair surgery. So far things seem to be going very well. His incision site looks great. Luckily he's not able to reach it with his tongue so he hasn't had to wear the cone at all. The first couple days he was pretty out of it and wasn't very interested in walking around, but now he is ready. On Monday morning I made him sit while I was getting his pills ready, but he took off up the stairs to see Jeff. Oops! But at least that means he is feeling better. Now when we take him outside for potty breaks we have to keep him on a short leash, and unfortunately he'll have to be crated while we're inside for at least a few more weeks. Hopefully by the first of the year he'll be back to his normal rambunctious self!


So I know this post is a bit late...sorry about that! We had a lot of fun for Sean's 2nd Halloween this year. He dressed up as a cheetah and we went to our friend's for pumpkin carving. Then we went to our other friend's house where we took Sean trick or treating to three houses. He didn't quite get it yet, and was more interested in putting his candy into the bowl than taking it. We hope you all had a good Halloween...we will try to update the blog more frequently!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sean's First Haircut

Anyone who has seen Sean in the last couple months knows he pretty much has a mullet "do" going. Every day it became more and more clear. In fact, at the Cal Soccer game on Sunday (my cousin Gina plays goalie) my mom even commented that it might be time to consider a haircut. She was right, it was. Plus, we have mall pictures scheduled for Friday, so that made doing the haircut this week essential.

Here's a good side shot of his mullet right before the start of his haircut:

He was very well-behaved during the haircut. Here's a video so you can get a better sense of the action:

Here are a couple of pictures that show off his new haircut:

On a side note, our crazy haircut son decided to crawl into Bosco's crate tonight!