Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Proof of a Quirky Family...


Soooo, Fathers Day. Hubster's parents were in town, so I got up with the boy at 7am...made coffee, and let hubby sleep in. We went out for Brunch at Marie Callenders and then hit up Avila Valley Barn and ate some fresh roasted corn which was fabulous. His parents left around 4ish and we headed over to my brother's house....where he was a "man with a plan".
I love my brother dearly - he is such a wingnut and ALWAYS makes me laugh. He's continually coming up with crazy ideas and the one he had for this Father's Day was a show stopper and very picture worthy. I snapped away like crazy because it was all so very blogworthy. See - I record a certain show called Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives for my brother. He doesn't have cable, and so I record all kinds of things for him - but he's taken a distinct liking to DD and D. On one recent show, they profiled a place that made a HUUUUGE hamburger. I'm talking huge. So huge that they used one of those loooong spatulas that are used to get pizza's out of an oven, just to flip over the patty. Thus began the wheels in Aaron's head spinning and a crazy father's day surprise was born.
Upon arriving, I saw these...and thought Carie might be making a cake or something...

Didn't think much of it because Carie is a master cake baker...but then I saw these:

ummmm, yeah. That my friends is a FOUR POUND hamburger. No lie. And those up there? HOMEMADE HAMBURGER BUNS. They are officially insane.

Aaron began building hubster's burger with cheese, while neice Keeley read off the condiments hubs wanted:

Except that hubby doesn't like lettuce or onions or tomatoes on his burger and Aaron anticipated building a supreme masterpiece, which can't be done without all the fixins - so he left hubs a message about his picky ways in ketchup:

Luckily - Dad wanted ALLLLL the fixins, so Aaron went to town building his burger...observe:

(glass of wine and a giant burger anyone?? hee! )

Dad was thrilled:

But said "there's no way I can even begin to take a bite of this" - and yet proceeded to try:

Aaron built another "regular sized" burger for comparison - but in all honesty, that "regular sized" burger was also impossible to get your mouth around.

Let the fun begin...eating time!

Lemme tell you - we all laughed SO HARD during this process...it was absolutely hysterical to see three grown men actually try and eat these gigantic frickin burgers. Funny, funny, funny! My brother is too much. And now he thinks every year we gotta come up with something BIG. I smell a new family tradition coming on...

Also? He got a very cute and cuddly father's day gift...his name is Cooper

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Growing...

Our little man turned 2 months old this last Sunday. Part of me can't believe it's been 2 months already, and another part of me feels like he's always been here.

We had our 2 month check up today and he weighs 12 pounds and is 23 inches long. He's really strong and holds his head up like a champ. Still has a wee bit of bobblehead happening, but as time goes on he seems to be gaining better control.
His hair is still strawberry blond in color and it's growing back in on the sides, so he's got less of the trump comeover going on. His eyes sometimes look brown, and sometimes look hazel/greenish...we really can't tell - and it seems to depend on what he's wearing, so who knows what color they'll end up being.
He had to get an oral vaccine and two shots in each leg today...poor little guy. He screamed during the shot process, but once I picked him up and cuddled him, he calmed down quickly - quite the trooper I must say!
He's really starting to smile alot now - and I just know that he's right on the verge of laughing which I can't wait for :)

I have several posts half completed, so this week I'll try and get them finished to finally catch up on this blog. In the meantime....squishy baby pics and even some video!!



One of my vendors at work, from the LA area, who I speak with all the time - but don't actually know, sent my kid a blanket embroidered with his name and date. I took some pics to email...




He actually thinks he can hold his own bottle now...

This is a super short, accidentally filmed video of his tummy time. I was trying to take a picture and had it on video instead. Thought it was cute anyway :) video

Hubs is home this week - and since our boy is pretty sleepy after his crazy shot-filled morning, I just snapped these pictures of them snoozing on the couch.

Be Still My Heart!!