Friday, November 28, 2008

He Blinded Us With Science

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We bought West an exersaucer for $5 at a yardsale last weekend. Lots of lysol later, it's a big hit! We call it his mad scientist station and West has taken to it like a fish to water. Aaron managed to capture West's first time in it on film - in two parts. He is even more proficient now!
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Extra Helping of Cute

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Mimi and Papa gave us a video camera back in October and we have finally figured out how to download the videos. Since Thanksgiving is all about excess, I thought I'd give you a taste - more to come!

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Because I couldn't resist, here is a Thanksgiving bonus post.

Gobble Gobble!



West is soooooo ready to eat solid food (and we thought "Gobble Gobble" would be a great title for a Thanksgiving blog post about his first sojourn into the world of solids) but the pediatrician told us to wait another month so the kiddo will have to get his turkey by proxy this year. In the meantime, here are some pics of one of the things Aaron and I are most thankful for today and every day.

Swimming with the Fishies



Aaron, West & I went to the Academy of Arts & Sciences last weekend and West was just as entranced by the fish as he was in Monterey. Fortunately this museum is a five-minute walk from our house! Here are some shots of West being fascinated by the fish and sting rays.

Rocking Out


Sunday, November 23, 2008

All Good Things Must Come To An End




Aaron's time with West is almost at an end. They have been having a fine time, hanging on the sofa, picnicking in the Botanical Gardens, and dancing like crazy people. West has flourished under Aaron's care - he can sit up all by himself, he is rolling over 99.9% of the way from back to front, he is doing hand-to-hand transfers across the midline, and he "razzed" for the first time yesterday in the backyard. He is quite the precocious little guy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Glamour Shots












We just received the photographs from Amy and there are so many wonderful pictures! These are a few of our favorites.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Man's Best Friend






Auntie Lil gave West a brown and white doggie whom we have named Rolfe (it kind of sounds like "ruff" - get it?) West LOVES Rolfe! He is rarely happier than when Rolfe is dancing and making his ears bounce around crazily to the beat. These are some recent photos of sheer West happiness from today's Rolfe session.

DJ West

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He's got two turntables and a microphone ... sort of.

Fashionista!




West finally grew into the adorable hat and sweater set that Mimi picked up for him in France. Here he is, looking tres Bohemian!

Gerber Baby


I've been back at work since the 6th and so the blog has been a bit dormant lately. Aaron is in charge of taking pictures and updating but he's been a little busy being Mr. Mom. He has some photos and cute videos - I'll teach him how to publish a post and hopefully he will start updating soon. In the meantime, here is West's gerber baby pose from his professional photo shoot by Amy Haskell, our wedding photographer. We haven't received the rest of the photos yet but if they are half as cute as this one we will be lucky indeed!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby Got Barack




Here is West's reaction to the presidential election. Enough said.