Archive for March, 2012

Lucy, at week 16, you are generally becoming a more pleasant baby. I’m able to get lots of smiles out of you now, and even the occasional giggle. A couple of weeks ago, you were going basically through the night, but since we stopped swaddling you, you’re harder to get down and you don’t stay asleep as long. That means a couple of night-time feedings, but it’s not too bad. This week, Simon insisted that he really REALLY wanted to be in the weekly picture, and since Mary was right there, she insisted too. Because if Simon is doing it, then it simply MUST be worth doing!

Siblings

Simon (left) and Mary (right) at Week 16.

Lucy, I’m about a week late posting this, but the picture itself was taken on time. As I had mentioned last week, you’re now in that slobbery stage. I think Mary hit it at about the same time. Regardless, it doesn’t really impede your cuteness. I got you outside again for this weekly photo, and this time brought some shade with me.

Loving on the Lion, Again

Simon (left) and Mary (right) at Week 15.

Lucy, you are sitting in my lap as I type this, which makes it darn hard! This past weekend were the first really nice days of spring, and I tried to get outside and get you in some nice natural lighting. Which is frequently good lighting. But when natural lighting is super sunny, it is less good, and all the pictures I took were terrible. But it’s too late now, so I picked the best of the batch and processed the heck out of it. So yeah, weekly picture fail. Enjoy!

PS. Right now you are SLOBBERING all over your hand. It’s kind of gross.

A Little Tummy Time

Simon (left) and Mary (right) at Week 14.

Lucy, I tried to get a picture of you doing tummy time, much like Mary was doing in her week 13 photo, but I think you were still recovering from being ill, and you would have none of it. So instead I let you play with my finger and got a nice and distorted wide-angle of you making faces. Hopefully the weather will be nice and I can get you outside for some fresh air (and natural lighting).

Daddy Finger

Simon (left) and Mary (right) at Week 13.

We occasionally enjoy an episode of Chopped on the Food Network. One of Kate’s friends said how she did an at-home version with their kids, and they LOVED it, so we decided to give it a go. For those of you not familiar with the show, the gist is this:

  • 4 chefs.
  • 3 rounds: Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert.
  • Each round the contestants get a basket with “mystery” ingredients that they have to use in their dish.
  • At the end of each round, the judges “chop” one contestent

Obviously we made some modifications to this formula. And I kept the ingredients simple at Kate’s request. It’s hard enough to cook with kids without having to figure out how you’re going to make an appetizer out of cuttlefish, kumquats, and neon green M&Ms.

I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum and try to let the photos and videos below do the talking.

Photo Slideshow

Videos