Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Mr. Rochester's uncle and grandmother were in town this weekend visiting his parents so once again, we made the trek to visit Mr. R's parents. On our trip down, Trotwood gave us four hours of this face with its accompanying sounds.Besides Trotwood's four hours of unhappiness (I'm not kidding, the kid was only silent for about 30 minutes when he was sleeping), Mr. Rochester got a migraine. We love being able to visit with our family, but sometimes Trotwood just can't handle being in the car for that long.
We had a great, albeit short, visit and Trotwood got to meet his great-grandmother on Mr. Rochester's side.
Our returning car ride was much better, which can probably be attributed to the animal crackers and whale snacks I handed to Trotwood to put in his mouth whenever he made a complaining noise. At one point, he was even in such a good mood that he started grooving to the music, which was actually a song called Business Time by Flight of the Conchords.
I'm interested to know if moving to music an innate sort of thing. Trotwood has just recently started "dancing" at home whenever music comes on. It's not something Mr. Rochester and I often do either - we don't just break out into dance during the end credits of a movie...Anyway, enjoy the video!
I'm not sure how much I would like being cooped up in a carseat either.
Only another hour or so to go until home. Everyone is tired but much happier.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I love this photo (wish I hadn't cut off his foot - it's hard to catch a toddler on the move)!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
For his first birthday, we invited just a few friends over who had children. My mom and Mr. Rochester's parents were able to come and it was nice to visit with some family and friends. Instead of a cake, I made this recipe for S'mores cupcakes, recipe courtesy of Bakerella. I had no idea how much I loved marshmellows until the past few years. I thought the cupcakes turned out deeeelicious.Before his first birthday, Trotwood hadn't really tasted processed sugar so he didn't seem too sure about it, at first. He warmed up to it after his first few bites.
I really think Trotwood enjoyed his birthday celebration! There were kids everywhere and he loves interacting with other people - be it children or adults. The boy is just not afraid of anyone! You'd think with all the excitement, he would have been in desperate need of a nap but he was so happy after his party, we didn't make him take another nap that day (he'd already had a morning one).
In my opinion, Trotwood's favorite playthings that day were the balloons. Mr. Rochester bought Trotwood and Elmo balloon and another balloon that sang "Happy Birthday" whenever you yanked on the string. Trotwood hardly let that Elmo balloon out of his sight the entire day (he's holding it with one hand while eating his cupcake with the other hand in the picture above). And almost 30 days after his birthday, the singing happy birthday balloon is unbelievably still full of helium and still sings whenever Trotwood pulls on the string, which he continues to do multiple times a day.We had a great time celebrating with everyone and are so grateful to everyone who wished him a happy birthday!