Thursday, October 30, 2008

Guthrie is a big boy....

...and mama's a big baby (but less of one this time!).

Our little man had his 4 month check-up today and was a trooper as usual. He's still in the 90-95% of height and weight for babies and his cheeks were in the 200th percentile (actually, they don't measure that....). Guthrie weathered the shots well and mama did a little better than last time- just a small amount of tears, but no extended crying (papa teared up too).

Guthrie has discovered his feet in a really big way recently. As soon as his diaper comes off, the feet go up and sometimes into his mouth. Mmmmmm- foot sandwich (almost as good as meatloaf). Because they're so bulky, Brian and I sometimes feel bad that he's wearing cloth diapers so we like to give him time naked so he can freely yank those feet up and play away!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mama and Guthrie at the McColl Center for Visual Art

Guthrie and I recently attended an open studio Saturday at the McColl Center for Visual Art. We visited with our artist friend Bev Nagy and enjoyed touching and looking at her woven sculptures. Thanks for the great picture Bev!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Big guy!

Guthrie's a big little guy at 4 months old! We're having so much fun with all the new things our toy, I mean, boy can do.... Sitting in one of those squishy chairs (thanks Carrie and Mike for letting us borrow it!) It's good for at least 15 minutes of laughs watching Guthrie observe the world from this new vantage point.
Rockin' it out in his crazy exersaucer from Betty and Jim, Grandma and Aunt Jan.
Everything goes in the mouth these days. He's already swallowed a live squirrel. Look out Parker and Posey (the cats)!
Bouncing around in the doorway.
Loungin' like the smoooooove guy he is.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


(hear deadpan voice)...."Oh yeah, this is so much fun to sit here together. We can't wait to do this again, mom and dad. Please let it be soon."

Cold nose

It's started to get chilly here in Charlotte, so we've been able to bundle up little Guthrie from time to time. A couple evenings ago Bri, Guthrie and I went for a short walk at dusk and when we got back, our little man had a cute red nose.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dad toughens Gus up for his first winter....

The sweetest sweet Guthrie picture...

Nice drool man... Hangin' with mama.
Hmmmmmm. This book looks tasty, I mean, good.
He's pretty darn sweet in his sweater and hat knit just for him....
I made you wait until the end. Here it is: the sweetest Guthrie picture yet. Man, Bri and I sure do love this boy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

How mama spent some of her birthday money...

What!!??! You bought me something?
Ok- I was in my all-time favorite store- Anthropologie (in which I typically go to just look and possibly cry at it's beauty, but that's a whole different issue)- and I came across this ridiculously cute owl hat and just couldn't pass it up. Of course it was overpriced for a kid's hat, but since I have such generous family members that love to buy Guthrie clothes, I haven't spent too much on that so I thought there could be a splurge for the little fella. Guthrie looks like a total peach in it too.
Mmmmmm....does it taste as good as it looks?
Sweet guy.Just a funny face he made the other day.

Guthrie burrito

MMMmmmmmm. Tasty. The best entertainment around on a Saturday night!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Endorsement, dancing and other cuteness

Guthrie said that it's about time that he shows support for his candidate.... His version of reading: chewing the book until completely soggy...
Bri recently sprained his neck and was temporarily out of commission for naked, pre-bath dancing so I stepped in for the meantime. While I don't have quite the moves of the father/son duo, we still managed to have a bangin' time while dancing to some M.I.A.
Mama's mouth is so fun to grab...

Slow dancing with Papa...
Brian's cousin Kathy knitted this great sweater (and hat too) for Guthrie. It fits perfectly and looks great with his bright blue eyes...Thanks Kathy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dancin' with dad

Guthrie and Brian have a great pre-bath ritual that is just hilarious- naked dancing! (thank goodness only the little man is naked!) Brian cranks up the music, which has been The Shins or Arcade Fire recently, and the two of them go to town. I bet none of those "stars" have moves like that!
Two happy guys.
(I would just like to point out that all pictures were carefully selected to keep this posting pg13!!!)