Thursday, November 30, 2006

Six-month stats

Tobin has had a lovely "vacation" over the last ten days or so. As you know, we traveled to Kentucky last week, where he spent time with Grandma and Granddad Smith and his extended Smith family. Then, shortly after we arrived back home on Monday, his Mamaw Walsh flew into town and has spent the week with Tobin while Mama and Dad work. Even at such a young age, he seems to understand that grandparents are fun fun fun. Lots of smiling and laughing . . . and naps.

Today was Tobin's six-month doctor's appointment. He continues to thrive physically and remains in the very top percentiles for his age group. And he's not really eating much solid food yet (although Mamaw Walsh has been more successful at getting him to eat rice cereal). Anyway, here are the numbers for our big, strong boy:
Height: 27.25"
Weight: 20 lbs. 7 oz. (!!)
Head circumference: 18"

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thanksgiving Pictures

I've added a few pictures to our picture page. Below are a couple of my favorites. I'll be posting a few more later tonight and over the next couple of days. We really enjoy reading your comments here on the blog, and I'd like to encourage you to leave comments on our flickr site, too. All you need to do is start a flickr account (instructions are on the site), add us as a friend, and you may comment to your heart's content.
kisses from grandma
table tummy time
Thanksgiving was wonderful. We enjoy any time we can share Tobin with people, but it's especially wonderful to share him in a place where he is so clearly loved. Tobin might not remember everyone's names from the weekend, but he knows what family feels like.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Funny Sleepy Boy

This is something Tobin does when he's sleepy. Click on the picture below. I won't try to explain it any further. Just watch it.

Won't You Have Something to Eat?

Tobin has begun the transition to solid food. I thought "solid" food was actually solid--which is apparently naïve. I've since learned that "solid" food is solid in the sense that saltwater is solid compared to rainwater. But semantics aside, it has been a fun week or so trying it out. Click the below photo to see a few scenes from our first week with "solid" foods. The movie is about 5 minutes long, so it might take a little while to load. Enjoy and feel free to post comments.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

6 Months!

Tobin is six months old today. Celebrate with us by looking at some of our new pictures at our flickr site. All of us are getting excited for the holidays. Tobin is quite the little man now--you'll see what I mean. Here are a couple of the new pics. You can click on them to be taken to our photo page.
fold the laundrywhat a nice mom

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Playtime Video

Tobin loves his new activity center. Click his picture below to launch a video of him playing in it. It may take a while to load because the video is around 3 minutes long.

Friday, November 03, 2006

New Pictures

New pictures are up at our flickr site. This one is the one I'm personally most proud of. Can you guess why?
daddy's boy

The Leaves are Changing

Time has been flying by lately. I feel like I just went back to work, but we're 1/4 of the way through the school year. Tobin is growing and developing so fast that even Allison and I marvel at it, and we're here in the house with him every day. He can sit up by himself for a few minutes at a time, but when something above his shoulder-level catches his eye, his balance tips and he falls to the opposite of the side he was looking. He is bright-eyed and curious about everything around him--especally Hannah.

Hannah knocked him over for the first time yesterday. When I get home from school, the three of usually play on the floor. Tobin loves to watch Hannah fetch her rope and play tug of war with me. Since he was doing so well at sitting up, I put him on my left side while Hannah and I were playing. On one of her return trips with her rope, she took a detour to give T. a sniff and pushed him over with her snout. In the fraction of a second it took for him to roll onto his back on his playmat, I already had visions of us in the Emergency Room and the interview with Child Protective Services about my delinquency as a parent. Tobin's reaction was nothing like mine: he flopped onto his back, awash in giggles. He thought being pushed over was hilarious. When I pulled him back up to a sitting position, he was smiling and giggling so hard that he hunched forward. He would have rolled forward to complete his tumbling routine, but I intervened and set him between my legs for the rest of playtime with Hannah.