Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Firsts

Last week, AJ attended his first wedding. He looked so cute in his tux. It was an evening affair so we hired a babysitter to join us at the wedding. During the ceremony, AJ and the sitter played in the hall as not to disturb the ceremony. At the cocktail hour, AJ enjoyed the people, lights, music and food. His look of amazement in the room was priceless. The affair was lavish with ice sculptures, test tube shots, sushi, cervechi, and much more. As the cocktail hour continued you could see how tired AJ was getting. The time was after 9:00 and his bedtime is usually between 7:30 and 8:00. So we had the babysitter set AJ up in a private room equipped with a couch and some books. AJ was asleep within minutes...poor guy. All the stimulation really knocked him out! Thanks to the babysitter we were able to really enjoy the party while AJ slept in the next room.

Another first this week is the use of a straw. This is a huge step for self feeding and speech. When you use a straw, it helps to strengthen the muscles used for speech. A feeding specialist helped us understand how to adjust the straw so AJ could use it. Today is the 2rd day using a straw and now all the drooling that he had when he drank straight from the cup has stopped. You can see in AJ's face how proud he is that he is using a straw just like the other kids in his class.


Friday, August 7, 2009

First Hair Cut

SoFlaKiddo looks really good in long hair. I prefer guys with short hair but he is just so darn cute with the long hair that we decided to keep it long with a paige boy cut. Now SoFlaKiddo is ready for his first wedding...yes tux and all; SoFlaKiddo is attending a wedding in 2 weeks.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Where is SoFlaMom?

Really, I have not fallen off the face of this earth! Time has escaped me between being a new mommy, to work, to school, to just plain life! Here is snapshot of firsts since we have been home:

First time using a spoon by himself
First time using a fork by himself
First time feeding self with fingers - well not consistently but we have seen this once or twice
First day of school
First day he did not want to leave school (AJ loves his pre-school class)
First time on a swing - not quite sure what to do on this thing was the expression on his face
First time on a slide- not too keen on the slide thing
First time mastering the slide without assistance - Thank You Pre-School!!! Slide is a hit!
First time in water play - his favorite school activity besides lunch
First time signing for more - Yippee, we now know when AJ is hungry
First squeal in delight - we just love blocks
First Video - Disneyland Sing Along Songs is a favorite
First time in the pool - hesitant at first but really turned it around
First Road Trip - 5 hours to Jacksonville

More to come later!