Thursday, December 30, 2010

Leo: Five Months Old

Happy Holidays!
Leo is five months old!
Actually, five and A HALF months old.
Wowie zowie.

We had a wonderful first Christmas with the little guy.
He is such a good boy.
Lately, he is...
... rolling over all the time
... liking solid food, has tried most
of the Stage 1 veggies 
and will be trying fruit soon
... reading comics with Dad
... sleeping pretty good at night
... talkative!
... enjoying bouncing in his jumperoo
... giving kisses (or at least open mouth slobbering)
... working on sitting up but not quite there yet

Here are a few pics and videos from the past month.
Enjoy! Happy New Year!

Official Santa photo ... too tired for smiles

After the Santa photo, a sudden burst of energy at the sight of Daddy!
Jolly Leo with Grandma & Grandpa on Christmas Eve
Happy little dude 
Five months old and rockin' a mohawk!
Yum! Sweet potatoes and peas! My favorite! 
Mmmmm. Green beans. Not sweet potatoes, but I'll still eat it.
With 13 of 15 grandkids on the Masse side! Ages 16 to 5 months. 
More fun with Masse cousins.
Snoozing on the way home from Memere & Pepere's Christmas festivities
Love those baby blues
Who's got bigger blue eyes? Leo or Glow Worm?
And some videos:

More soon!
C, A + L

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Leo: Four Months Old

Happy Thanksgiving!
Leo is four months old!
What's new...
Leo had a fun halloween.
Dressed up as a Scarecrow and a Lion.
Has fun reaching for his toes.
Likes to vocalize... I call him our baby pterodactyl.
Lots of screeching!
Started cereal last week.
Still trying to get the hang of the spoon.
Sleeping in his crib in his room
after four months in mom and dad's room.
Still getting adjusted to his big boy bed.
All in all, he's doing great
and is excited to be celebrating
his first Thanksgiving as a real live boy!
(Last year, he was just a bean in mommy's belly)

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble! 
Mom, Dad and Leo
At his four month appointment,
he weighed 14 lbs and was 25 inches long!

Here are some pics and videos from the past month.

From his three month photo shoot
(photos by Christina Bailitz Photography):
Serious boy. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Kisses from Dad. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Smiley guy. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Shy guy. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Baby feet. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Leo and Mom. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Pensive gnome. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Happy gnome. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Beautiful boy. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Snazzy Leo with Percy. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)
Happy family. (Photo by Christina Bailitz Photography)

Some snapshots:

Ready for the Chicago winter!

Mmmm Milky Way

Leo on Halloween as a lion
Pallin' around with Dad

With buddies Lucas (as Scooby) and Ethan (as Lobster) and Mommy's friends Sarah and Kim
Lion attack! He loved Ethan's googly eyes.
Who's this cat?
Leo and Big Bird hang out on Grampa's mower
Gramma and Grampa already putting Leo to work

Some videos:
So happy to be reading with Dad...

Practicing eating cereal...

Advanced chow 101:

Who let the dogs out?

Exersaucer time... Thanks Danielle!

Went to the witch doctor... Leo laughed...

Monster Mash!

That's all for now!
C + A + L

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leo: Three Months Old

Leo is 14 weeks old!
That's 3 months, 2 weeks old!
He's getting SOOOOO big.
Mommy went back to work and
Leo is doing well with the babysitter.
On Wednesdays, he goes to Grandma
and Grandpa's house, which he loves!
He is "chatting" up a storm and
has rolled over from tummy to back.
Leo was obsessed with "raspberries" for a week
but now, that is "soooo 12 weeks old".

Here are some pics and videos
from the past few weeks.


 Monday night football with Dad

Getting ready to go to the sitter's

Happy boy playing with Mom

Isn't he dapper!

One night where we tested unswaddled sleep
(didn't last long due to wacky wavy arms!)

Play date with Ethan...

And Lucas! (holding hands... awww!)

Playing with Mom

And with Dad!

Getting toasty for a walk on a brisk day

Zonked and toasty after the walk

Play date with Colin

Taking time to smell the roses with Dad

Enjoying the backyard

Not too sure about this pumpkin

Smiles McGiles with Grandma

Cheering on Grandpa as he waters the plants

Getting ready for travels

Reading some Entertainment Weekly in the Bumbo

Loves his big boy chair!

Some videos:

Leo rolls:

Chatting with Dad before bed:

Leo squeals (and Dad tries to be sneaky
about video taping):

Leo in his imaginary car:

Fun with paper at the doctor's office:

Leo makes raspberries: