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Waterboy

In Murrow’s never-ending quest to become a big boy, he’s eschewing sippy cups, instead asking to drink out of a regular cup. This of course makes us happy and insane at the same time, since he usually gets several really good gulps in before getting over-confident and dumping the rest of the water down his shirt.

Anyone know where to get some decent melamine cups that aren’t part of some silly marked up play sets?

Playing Catch-up

For some reason the kiddo doesn’t slow down growing up while I slack on not updating the site. Here’s a few things he’s done since the last batch I posted. He’s starting to put two words together “Jazzy down” and “Veggie Booty”. He can now use some doorknobs. He’s switched from looking like an old man in some photos to looking like a slacker teenager.

Bed Time for Bonzo

When I walked into his room this morning, Murrow was very keen on the idea of climbing out of bed himself. He didn’t succeed, but he did get his foot over the rail, and that was enough to convince me that it was time to switch the crib into a toddler bed.

Murrow watched as Gary transformed his new sleeping digs, and he really enjoyed climbing into and out of bed. But sleeping in it… well that’s an entirely different matter. We’re hoping it happens at some point tonight. We’re at least prepared to walk into a very destroyed room in the morning.

Double the Grandparents

Murrow had a big surprise this weekend when his grandma and grandpa dropped by…before then, he just figured that he had one momma, one poppa, one grandma and one grandpa. We’re sure he appreciates the appeal of having multiple grandparents to indulge him…every kid only needs one mean momma and poppa, but the more grandparents the better.

Grandma proved that taking lots of pictures is a universal trait and since we didn’t have our camera at the time, but I hope they’re checking the blog and send Kim a couple snapshots of us trying to keep Murrow still enough to pose for a picture. Update: Kim’s family sent one of the group shots, see it after the jump.

See the family photo

Snow Bunny

Honestly, if I had thought of the title to this blog post when there was still snow outside, Murrow would have been tromping around in his ever-useful bunny costume. However, you’ll have to make due with Murrow in his warm weather duds tromping through his first snow (this is a technicality, since he first played with snow in Colorado over Thanksgiving, but this is the first time he saw this stuff come from the sky).

Growing Up So Fast

With how fast Murrow is growing up, it feels like forever between each of these posts (in addition to it being forever since we last posted). Here’s a few pictures of the new fun stuff he’s doing, like going down the slide himself, picking up food with a fork, and going grocery shopping (just kidding).

Dip, Then Eat

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Poppa’s Day

Today Jasmine (Murrow’s nanny) had to call in sick…meaning Poppa gets to have his first full-day alone with Murrow. Not to let this opportunity go to waste, Murrow was wisked off to the zoo for some giraffe feeding, gorilla watching, and stroller pushing (see the previous video) mayhem.

Nightly Ritual Changes

Murrow’s always been a good sleeper (makes up for his eating a bit) and we’ve tried helping him by keeping a pretty set nightly ritual. It has always been that we put him to bed between 8 and 9, with Poppa lowering him into the crib and Kim giving him his blanky. The only thing that has changed is what we do right before putting him down. When he was a tiny baby, Poppa would feed him a big bottle to put him to sleep with a full stomach. Then Kim switched to breastfeeding him right before sleep, which would calm him down nicely. Yesterday, we cut out the milk entirely and switched to just reading him a book. It is the scariest thing in the world to mess with somthing that works, but thankfully he’s still sleeping soundly.

What a Week

This week has been a big one. Kim and I decided to hold off on having a second kid for a little while, and instead build back up our savings that having Murrow knocked out. In the past week, Kim found a good job with a local publishing company doing page design for trade magazines. Then we hired a nanny (which sounds so snobbish, but really isn’t). She hung out with Kim and Murrow today taking everything in…but the fireworks will really start on Monday when Kim starts working full time. Wish us luck.