He said if Uma gets one, he gets one too.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008




Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The age of exploration



Family foto


Group pictures of small children are tough





Monday, December 29, 2008

Wow, look at that


Straps are the best part


Who cares what's inside?

Super excited about his first Christmas


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pincer grasp

Another minor development: Kieran has learned the pincer grasp over the last week. Maybe this will help him get more of his O's into his mouth instead of his bib. He picked up a leaf with it this morning and was playing with it for something like 45 seconds before trying to put it in his mouth. Now that's progress.


Does this coat make me look fat?


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tall, not long

Since he can stand up (assisted) now, and since I was measuring Uma, I put Kieran against the wall to measure his height. He's now up to 28 inches tall. That's just ¾" more than he was in September. I'm sure he's gained at least 3 lbs over the 18 lbs he was then, though. We'll get official numbers at his 9 month checkup next month (when he'll be over 10 months old ahem).


Yay! Green stuff!


Primates grooming


Watching Uma play


Friday, December 26, 2008

It's so wonderful...


About to get a taste of table


Thursday, December 25, 2008



Wednesday, December 24, 2008






It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas




Dress up





Tuesday, December 23, 2008

No applause, please

I mentioned Kieran has learned how to clap. Now I've taught him to clap when I sing part of a song from the music classes Uma attended. "Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together...." When he's on my shoulders, he bangs my head instead.

He completed his first rapid circuit of the house yesterday. He's been crawling for a couple of weeks now, but he's not fully aware of all he can do, so he usually does short sprints and then stops. Now he's starting the longer distances.


Boy in a box


Traumatized by his experience:


Monday, December 22, 2008



Sunday, December 21, 2008

He likes wearing that hat

That's what Uma said. Say something often enough, and people will think it's true. Especially if you jam a hat on their heads everytime they disagree.




Saturday, December 20, 2008

A standup little guy

Kieran hit a few minor milestones this past week. They're not as big as crawling, but they're still noteworthy. He can pull himself up to a standing position in his crib now. Up until now, he needed someone else to pull him up.

He's also figured out clapping. I've been trying to teach him how off and on over the last month, and now he's gotten it.

Finally, Kieran learned from the example of his little friend Josie how to use a sippy cup. He's been getting water from a spoon for the last few months (he's only had to use a bottle like 5 times in his life). Sippy cups were something he chewed on. I guess Josie had something we didn't, because once he saw her do it, he understood.


Crawling through the obstacle course


Having a ball




Friday, December 19, 2008

He loves his green food




Thursday, December 18, 2008



The right one has a bit of a lead, but the left one will get there.

Bonus food




He has learned that his bib pouch will catch much of the food he drops, so now every meal is followed by a "bonus round" where he fishes around for more.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First haircut





No more mullet.