Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas Day… and 10 months old!


We are officially in the double digits! Liam is 10 months old today.
Time flies when you're having fun!

This morning, I woke up an hour before Liam (maybe this was a gift to Mommy????) . I came downstairs and saw that Santa stopped at our house! Before waking Daddy and Liam, I made sure to enjoy the little bit of quiet time with a cup of coffee and a little National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Santa was very good to Liam, and he had so much fun opening his gifts, but I think Brendan and I had much more fun watching!
After opening gifts from Santa, Grandpa Thane and Grandma Beth had us over for breakfast, and more gift opening. Liam played for about 6 hours straight… then passed out for a few hours. We couldn't believe how long he kept himself occupied with all the new books and toys from Santa and family!

Opening gifts from Santa Claus

Carefully inspecting the new toys

More gifts after breakfast

Yes -  I kept putting the bow on his head… over and over again.

Eating Christmas Eve leftovers!

Not sure what this pose is, but it's adorable nonetheless!

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Christmas Eve 2009

Christmas Eve was spent at Grandpa Thane and Grandma Beth's house. We had tons of food, and Liam indulged in some holiday favorites like ham, broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, and carrots. Yum!!
Next year, we will plan better and go to church before dinner – we didn't quite make it there on Christmas Eve.
Regardless, we really enjoyed time spent with our family, and Liam passed out cold on the "long" ride home from Grandma & Grandpa's house (for those that don't know, we live 1.5 miles from them).

Talking to Uncle Mark on Skype
(for the record, both Brendan and Liam had nice sweaters on –
but the house became VERY hot with all the baking going on!)

Obsessed with bows and tissue paper

Showing a new toy to his cousin

Opening a Christmas day outfit (Christmas jammies!)

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What a scholar – December 25, 2009

Yesterday, while I was cleaning up the kitchen, Liam decided he would read his book to me.
I caught him on the "crappy" camera, but it's still a pretty good video.
He "read" to me for about 10 minutes straight. What a nice boy!

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Merry Christmas! – December 23, 2009

2009 as been a wild ride, but we wouldn't trade it for anything.
With William joining us, the love in our household has doubled (maybe even tripled), and we find ourselves feeling more blessed than ever before. We already have the greatest gift we could have ever received – Liam!
There are no words to express how much we adore being parents.
It's so fun to watch him grow, and view the world from a child's eyes!
2010 will be another great adventure (with a 1st birthday just around the corner! Holy crap!)

We wish you the merriest of Christmases!
May peace and love be among your gifts this holiday!

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Santa Claus is coming to town – December 22, 2009

There has been a debate in our household:
Will Liam cry when he visits Santa, or will he be more interested in the beard and hat?

The answer:

Liam is not a fan of Jolly ol' Saint Nick!
(although, it would have made for a much funnier photo if they would have snapped it about
3 seconds later once he REALLY started wailing!!)

Aside from not liking Santa, Master William is a BIG fan of Christmastime.
We let him open a couple gifts early and, as predicted, he loves the paper and bows much more than the actual gifts.
After opening a gift, I placed a bow on Diablo's head – which was HILARIOUS to Liam. Liam proceeded to remove the bow from Diablo's head and, in an attempt to place it back on the dog's head, he realized that beating Diablo in the face with the bow is even more hilarious than just putting it on his head!
Poor Diablo… he gets a lot of grief from Liam, and puts up with all of it.
I think they have some sort of deal worked out – Liam feeds Diablo food from his high chair, and Diablo puts up with all the crap Liam puts him through. Those sly boys.

Liam also cut his 7th tooth last Friday – FINALLY!
He has been working on #7 for a month now! He's like a new person now that he has a little break from teething.
He's not congested, not as whiny, and… I almost don't even want to say it in fear that I'll jinx it…
but he's sleeping really well. He has not slept this well in about 6 months.
There. Now that I said it, he'll be up 73 times tonight.

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It’s the holiday season… – December 11, 2009

Things have been getting pretty festive around the Wimer household!
It took us a bit longer to get everything out this year, but we are fully decorated inside and out!
Master William's personalized stocking should be arriving soon – just in time for Santa!

We've been telling Liam about Christmas and how much fun it's going to be. I'm not sure if he believes us or not.
He loves the Christmas tree – and how could you not? Although, I will say that he does seem to prefer Grandpa Thane's Christmas tree to ours. Maybe because it's twice the size?
Speaking of the Christmas tree… it's December 11th, and Diablo has destroyed only 1 ornament!
So far, so good! I guess???

Checking out Grandpa Thane and Grandma Beth's tree

"Helping" Mom wrap gifts

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9 Month Physical – December 5, 2009

Liam had his 9 month physical yesterday.
He now weighs 25lbs. 10oz. and is 30 inches tall!
This puts him in the 97th percentile for height, and the 95th for weight (which means we are still on track for him to be a starting NFL linebacker).
He received a clean bill of health, and will not go back to see Dr. Raj until he is 1 year old!

He has been trying a bit harder to start crawling… no success yet. At our appointment with Dr. Raj, she asked, "so he's not crawling, or cruising or walking.. so how does he MOVE???" My response was, "he just rolls to get something he wants!" Dr. Raj laughed, scooped him up and said, "you're a funny kid!" Indeed!

That belly is just begging for raspberries

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