Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm back!

It has been awhile. I've been on vacation visiting my lovely mother and before that was ill with a sick baby. Just in case you didn't know, being sick with a sick child is the absolute worst combination ever. Well scratch that, I'm sure having more then one child and being sick with them sick is even worse. But this was still pretty awful. Especially if your husband absolutely has to work and you have no childcare options.

Now we are back and a first birthday is coming up. Which is exciting and strange. I can't believe I have been a mother for almost a year or that Teddy will soon really be a TODDLER.

He recently started shrieking in displeasure when something doesn't go his way just to, ya know, remind me that the second year of life is all about him starting to assert his independence and figure things out for HIMSELF thank you very much. I'm guessing he is going to be quite good at the whole independence thing. Which is cool as long as he keeps laughing all the time and sharing his adorable smile with the world, we will be content to follow in his little path of destruction.
Speaking of destruction we bought a baby gate to cut off one half of our living room and the kitchen. Words cannot express how happy I am about this, especially considering it takes no more then 30 seconds for Teddy to literally destroy a whole section of room. I mean things broken, packages open and spilled, books torn, etc. Of course this type of chaos isn't even interesting to him for more then about 2 minutes as he quickly moves on to the next target.

He literally never stops moving. All day. At all. Sometimes he amuses himself so much that he starts to laugh hysterically while spinning himself around on hands and knees. I have no idea who he gets this from.

Since Teddy has now flown internationally three times before his first birthday I thought I would do a travel post next. I'll post lots of tips and warnings, it should be fun. More fun then flying with a baby, that's for sure:)


  1. He's gotten so big since the last pictures!! =)

    I look forward to your travel update with tips and advice... were thinking of taking eirik to england later this year and i'm a nervous wreck already!

  2. Love that last photo! Can't wait for your travel post.

  3. It was really great to see you when you were here in the states! Let me know next time you come back and if you have time we should get together! I also can't wait for your travel post.

  4. He's so cute and getting so big! :)

  5. Sooooo good to hang out with you and Teddy while you were here. Hope we can get together next time you visit! The pics are so cute, by the way - I love love love the one of him sleeping. Awww.

  6. Oh, and thanks for the stroller info -- I am thinking I'll do the same next week.

  7. Exhausting or not, that little face is worth it, isn't it?? :)
    I'm so behind on my blog reading. Glad I caught up with you. Looking forward to reading the travel posts!