Friday, October 24, 2008

Pudding Painting

The other day Trace did some pudding painting and had a blast, mostly because he got to eat as much pudding as he wanted. Enjoy the above video of him calling for momma to see/try his pudding.

Here are a few pictures of him going from clean Trace to Pudding Face in a matter of minutes:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"So Big"

The past few weeks have been busy and exciting for us. Since the hurricane, things in Baton Rouge are getting back to normal. Our fence is still messed up, but other than that, our neighborhood is pretty much back to its pre-storm state.

As for Trace, he is growing up so fast. The past few weeks, he's become more of a "little boy," and its hard to picture the 6 lb baby that we brought home a little more than a year ago. The week of the hurricane he started walking well on his own. Now he's all over the house. He enjoys walking outside the most, especially when we take Phoebe out. Now, we have to chase Phoebe one way, and Trace is going the other. He's also started to call most animals dog. If its not a dog, then its ggrr (as in Tiger).

A few weeks ago, he was calling Phoebe, Beebee, but he hasn't been doing that lately. Now he just wants to see dogs, whether they are in books or in our neighbor's yard. He amazes me everyday with the things he does. He's so smart. He picks up a book and starts pointing at a picture saying, "dog, dog." I look and sure enough, he's pointing right at the little dog among the children in the picture.

In September, the Child Care Center held their LSU Spirit Parade and Trace rode in his "Pandas on Parade" wagon:

After the parade, he got to meet Mike the Tiger and the LSU Cheerleaders but he seemed to be more interested in the cheerleaders' Mardi Gras beads than anything else.

Meeting Mike the Tiger:

With the LSU Cheerleaders:

Enjoying a juice box after the parade:

Then, earlier this month, Trace was part of a group from our church that walked in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on LSU's campus. We walked to help raise money for juvenile diabetes and support our friend Addy, who has JD. Trace wore his LSU t-shirt and Saints hat for the walk.

We had a really good time at the walk, and Trace even caught a nap about halfway through it. After the 2.5 mile walk, Trace enjoyed some red beans from Picadilly and got to meet Scoobie Doo, what a day!

Trace has also got to spend some time with his grandparents the past few weeks. Trace had his first night away from both mommy and daddy and stayed with Ashley's parents while we were out of town this past weekend. A couple of weeks before that, my parents came up to visit and go to the LSU vs. Mississippi State game. We look forward to the days when we're bringing Trace with us to Tiger Stadium. As long as the cheerleaders don't have Mardi Gras beads on, we should fine.