Monday, May 21, 2012

All Smiles

Daniel and I love our little munchkin. He smiles so much and we love it! He has such a personality. I can't believe that this little spirit has changed our lives so completely.

Talmage loves his dad (which I've mentioned before). I can't tell you how wonderful it is when Daniel comes home and plays with our little man and I hear them both giggling and making other happy noises. Recently, Talmage has been making "da da da" and "ma ma ma" sounds. He also likes to play kick the empty milk carton with Dad.

 This next picture makes me laugh. I wasn't feeling too good one day so I watched Talmage play by himself while I rested on the couch. He started to get into his diaper bag and pulled out a tissue. Now, being a mom I knew I should have just taken it away, but I was just too tired. I thought that if he showed signs of trying to eat it, then I would take it away. So first he ripped it to shreds...and then he stuffed the whole pile in his mouth.

 Talmage has REALLY goofy smiles. Like really. But it is so endearing and wonderful to see his whole face light up when he smiles so goofy-like.

I started buying Bountiful Baskets (love it!) and one week there were beets in our basket (yuck?). Anyways, my clever sister made a soup out of the beets and potatoes, so I thought I'd try it too. Talmage loved it! So we had fun with our purple/pink soup. If you look close you can see his big front tooth coming in on the top. Our poor babe is getting a lot of teeth coming in.

 Talmage loves to play in the dishwasher. I have to wait until he goes to sleep to do the dishes anymore otherwise he will crawl over, fast as lightening, and try and grab and crawl all over it. I think he looks just like his cousin in this picture! It's amazing to me how the older he gets the more I think he looks like my family.

In other Spear news, Daniel was officially accepted into the U, and he got an internship for the summer! So we are trying to move out in the next couple of weeks. (AH!) But we have been so blessed. We're excited to move on to this next chapter of our lives.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Supper Time

The raised eyebrows mean he likes it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monkey Boy

It's been awhile since I've blogged because our camera broke. Talk about bad luck. So Daniel's mom let us borrow hers until we can afford to get a new one. Now I really have an excuse to buy one of those nice fancy cameras. Anyways, our little monkey is growing so fast. Here are just some pictures to recap all that has been happening in the past two months. (And by some, I mean very few...remember the broken camera...)

Talmage is eating so well. Lately he has been teething and doesn't want to eat solid food as much, but he's getting really good at picking little bits of food up with his little hands and putting it in his mouth.
He's also gotten good at picking things off the floor and putting them in his mouth too...which means we have to vacuum pretty regularly. Good thing our vacuum is also broken. Ha ha. I guess when it rains, it pours. This is just the time that a lot of our things are broken.

Talmage loves playing with other kids. Especially his cousins. I'm so grateful he has three other cousins so close in age. They are so fun to watch.

Our little monkey is also crawling and climbing on anything he can. I'm pretty sure he's going to be an early walker. I love that he can crawl now because it keeps him entertained for longer. Also, if he wants me, he'll crawl over to me. 

Talmage also loves to climb up on things to stand (or climb up on Daniel and I and stand). He is usually pretty fearless, which means we have to keep a close eye on him so he doesn't go head first over something. He gets cuter and cuter everyday. He started to get in the bad habit of turning over when we are trying to lay him down on his back to change his diaper or his clothes. We call him the "Runaway Nakie."

Talmage is starting to make different sounds, which is always fun to listen to. He also can get really excited when he knows he's accomplished something, or he knows he's about to eat. I think it's adorable. Some of his other favorite things include playing with any electrical cords, trying to eat phones and remotes, taking glasses off daddy's face, sucking on draw strings on clothing, giving kisses, and smiling. Talmage also loves when daddy gets home. It's pretty ridiculous how excited he gets to have dad around. :) I'm happy that that is how it is.

In other big fantastic news, Daniel graduated! We are all so proud of him and all the hard work he has put in this semester to get the grades he needed to get into the U's graduate program. We haven't heard back from the U yet, but I'm pretty sure he is in!

This is how Talmage was at graduation. Stunned into paralysis. He had NO idea what was going on. Poor kid.
Congratulations Daniel! I know that more good things are to come and I can't wait for more years together with you.

Now that I have a working camera, hopefully I'll blog more. Hopefully, being the key word.