Mini Milestones

So I thought I’d write a little to catch everyone up on the cool things Isaac can do these days. So here are his top 10 mini milestones:

10: Isaac had his first taste of daddy’s birthday cake on the first day of spring.

9: Isaac is eating all sorts of new foods.  He refuses to eat baby food he only wants what is on Mom or Dad’s plate.  He’s growing up soo fast.

8: Isaac is finally drinking from sippy cups.  It took a while to get the hang of anything other than a bottle but Isaac can now hold and drink from a sippy cup (almost) by himself.  We still need to work a bit more on tilting the cup back for more fluids. He can also drink from a big kid cup with Mom’s assistance.

7: You may not have known that this was a learned skill but Isaac can put a ball in a bowl and let it go.  He’s really understanding toys and playing a lot these days.  But his favorite pastime is crawling around the house (and up the stairs.  He crawled all the way up our stairs today!!!)

6: Isaac can actually crawl like a normal baby.  He’s been getting around for about 5 months now by doing "the worm".  Now he doesn’t get laughed at by strangers!

5: Isaac is cruising along the couches and tables in our house.  He’s starting to get more and more risky and taking one or two hands off of whatever’s helping him stand.

4:Isaac loves to make Tabby sing.  If you know our dog at all, you know she has a lovely (and loud) singing voice.  Isaac loves to sing in his highest voice to get her going.

3:Isaac can wave hello and goodbye.

2:Isaac can clap.  He loves to cheer for himself when he does something exciting.  He’ll also clap when he hears the words "yay" and "good job" (even if it’s from the TV or some other conversation we’re not a part of).

1: Isaac is officially talking.  He says (sometimes…) ball, mama, dad, yeah, duck, and quack, quack, quack (although it sounds like "gock gock gock").

A Busy Week

Well Isaac had a very busy week. Uncle Lyndel and Aunt Cheryl passed through town. It’s been way to long since we’ve seen them…and actually the first time for Aunt Cheryl. Isaac had a wonderful time playing with his new little people farm. He likes it a lot!

Then later in the week we went to see Uncle Matt and Aunt Erika. A grand evening was had! But…not sure why….Erika didn’t make any of the pictures. We know she was there, but not in the pictures.

Daddy, mommy and Isaac took a way too short trip to Kansas City. We went to a couple of museums, Crown Center, the Architect Surplus Store, a lunch at Winstead’s, and swimming at the hotel! What a fun, quick trip. Make sure you check out all of the pics (on the rigth)

grandma and grandpa littleton

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Ma and Pa Littleton (from Oklahoma) came to visit for a couple of days. We had a grand ole time. Isaac loves seeing his Oklahoma Grandparents  (so do his parents).

Speaking of Oklahoma………

Isaac is about to enter his first March Madness Bracket! (Lyndel- that’s the name for the college basketball tournament) He is a little torn, because Oklahoma, Kansas, and Memphis are all in the tournament. So he’s not sure who to root for. He understands the "orange rule" which is good. The orange rule? Yes. the orange rule. We don’t root for any team that has orange as a school color. (Texas, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Florida, Miami…you name it)

So Boomer Sooner
Rock Chalk Jayhawk
And ….. what ever those Memphis people say

A quick trip to Ashley’s

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Rick and Kristi invited us to go to Anderson Indiana to visit Ashley at college. So we packed up for a quick flight. It was a lot of fun getting to see Ashley and spending some time with Rick, Kristi and Brett–and Robin, Tori and Alex. Unfortunately the camera stayed in my backpack in the hotel most of the time, so there aren’t a whole lot of pictures. But none the lesser…we had a grand ole time. I tell ya…Isaac’s been flying more in his first year than most people do their whole lives. It ain’t easy being a rock star.

On another note…….make sure you check out Isaac’s new cousin Hannah.