September 22, 2016

Clark is EIGHT Months Old!

Clark is EIGHT Months Old!
 


 

How old are you?
Eight months old (but wearing 12-2T month clothes!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Clarky, Clarkers, Baby Brother

What makes you happy?
The Marley Show, Music, Crawling, STANDING, Drinking water

What makes you sad?
Mom or Dad leaving the room, Being hungry, Being poopy

What is your favorite animal?
All the farm animals. They are pretty tasty.

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Can water be a food? It's delicious. All this drooling makes me parched.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Stand! I pull up to stand and love to bounce around.  Marley's chair, the back of my walker, and holding onto fingers are my favorite spots. Although crawling all around the house (especially through the tunnel to GaGa) is a close second.

What is your favorite song?
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Mr. Sun. The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Or anything that Marley sings to me.

What is your favorite TV show?
The Marley Show. Marley stands on the hearth and performs a collection of songs and dance routines. I'm her biggest fan--clapping and squealing the whole time. I can't wait until we can both be up there. I'm sure she'll tell me what I should do.

What are you really good at?
Crawling. I crawl from room to room making sure I'm not missing anything.  I've even crawled under the dining room chairs trying to take a short cut to the kitchen.  I love being free and I hate missing out.  And crawling gets me to my favorite spot in the house--the back of my doors where I can play with the doorstops.

What is your favorite movie?
Baby Babble or Raffi--both are hypnotic and mesmerizing.

What is your favorite color?
Blue. All day, every day.

Who is your best friend?
Daddy. This month I've been all about the Daddy snuggles. We're even starting to wrestle and have tickle sessions. Mom is pretty worried about this since she says I'm still little; but I'm having a great time.

What do you and mom do together?
We snuggle and play with my walker.

What do you and dad do together?
We wrestle and snuggle before bed.

What is your favorite sport?
Extreme obstacle courses. I've mastered all types of crawling but my favorite, go-to crawl is the heave ho, dead leg Army crawl.

Where is your favorite place to go?
The bathroom. I love feeling the cool tile on the floor. And bath time is one of my favorite activities.

What is your favorite book?
The little ladybug book (and now new Halloween book) that have the soft felt finger holes. Those sneaky critters are so soft and snuggly.

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
Nothing. I've been doing the I'm so tired from crawling pass out at night bedtime routine.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An engineer. I'm fascinated by how things go together and how they work.  I spend most of my time opening, twisting, turning over, etc. every item I can get my hands on. 


How are is Clark EIGHT months already?!? This month seems to have snuck up faster than all the previous months.  He's crawling like a champ, starting to pull up to stand, itching to start walking, ready to eat all the people food he can find, and continuing to be our sweet baby boy.  He's still sleeping 12-14 hours a night with two naps during the day that last 45 min to two hours a piece depending on the day.  He busted his first two a week ago and is working on several others.  The drool is out of control.  He loves eating real food and so far loves everything we've tried.  Water is his absolute favorite and he loves it when GaGa lets him drink from an adult glass.  Marley let him try play dough for the first time and he was pretty thrilled.  Marley is so protective of him and often shushes us early in the morning while telling us "Don't wake my baby brother. Clark is sleeping!"  Clark has a cute little wobble dance and Marley loves to dance holding hands--she calls it their Beauty and the Beast dance.  Clark loves playing outside but seems to continue to have outdoor allergies.  He is such a happy, sweet, loving baby.  And he's even mastering the signature Frazier hug pat.  We love you so much Clark! Eight months feels dangerously close to one year old....

August 22, 2016

Clark is SEVEN Months Old!

Clark is Seven Months Old!



How old are you?
Seven months old (but wearing 12-18 month clothes!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Baby Clark

What makes you happy?
Mommy, Snuggles, Food, Marley, Paci, Facetiming with Daddy, Kato and Mango

What makes you sad?
Dirty diapers, Mommy leaving the room, Being tired, Sitting in my high chair waiting for food

What is your favorite animal?
Marley's kitties! She lets me hold them in her fort and as long as I don't slobber on them too much, she doesn't mind.

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Vanilla yogurt! I love that I finally get to eat the same thing Marley does!

What is your favorite thing to do?
Clapping and Rocking and Rolling!  I love to shake to an awesome beat and move myself all over the room. This month I spent a lot of time trying to get myself over to the train table. On more than one occasion Mom or Dad had to rescue me from under the train table.

What is your favorite song?
Clap your hands!

What is your favorite TV show?
Wallykazam. I've been known to stop crying in the middle of a ready for nap meltdown just to catch a few minutes of Wally.

What are you really good at?
Being cute. I'm very flirtatious and give the best snuggles and kisses!

What is your favorite movie?
Sing a long movies! I love all of the music.

What is your favorite color?
Red, White and Blue. We are all about the Olympics in this house. And anything with stripes.

Who is your best friend?
Mommy. I love Mommy snuggles! Today was the first day of school and I refused to go to bed until she held my for an extra hour.

What do you and mom do together?
Mommy and I snuggle lots. We read stories and play with all of my toys. She even lets me play with the trains when Marley isn't looking.

What do you and dad do together?
We've been facetiming since Daddy took an airplane to Europe.  He tells me all about soccer and we've watched the Olympics together. Daddy also gives me lots of tickles.

What is your favorite sport?
The Olympics! Mom says swimming and gymnastics are the best.  Marley has been doing a lot of gymnastics around the house lately.

Where is your favorite place to go?
Lake Tahoe! This month I got to go to Lake Tahoe for the first time.  It was wonderful.  Now Marley recreates the beach in our backyard so we get to relax all the time.

What is your favorite book?
Any book that rhymes!

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
Chewing on anything. Teething is no joke.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A rock and roll superstar. I love music and I love dancing! My musical exersaucer is one of my favorite places to be!


Clark has grown up so much in the last month.  He loves pulling up on our hands to stand.  He loves playing with his big sister.  And he loves clapping his hands together more than anything! This month Clark got to go to Tahoe the first time and he took the traveling like a champ!  He's an easy, go with the flow second baby.  Clark is loving this new world of toys he can access now that he's rolling all over the place! Last week I headed back to work.  Both kids are so happy to get to play with both Grandmas during the week, but Momma was sad to go! Today was not only Clark's 7th month birthday, but also the first day of school! Clark celebrated the day by crawling for the first time before Momma even got a break for lunch.  Typical.  Thankfully he was crawling to Daddy on facetime so at least one parent got to witness the milestone.  He is still sleeping from 12 to 13 hours a night with one long nap and one short nap during the day. It's so hard to believe that Clark has been here for seven months.  He and Marley love each other so much and have the most fun together.  We love our little family of four and can't wait for all the holidays coming up!

July 22, 2016

Clark is SIX Months Old!

Clark is Six Months Old!

 
How old are you?
Six months old (but wearing 9-18 month clothes!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Baby Clark, Clarky, Boo Boo, Hot Shot

What makes you happy?
Blowing raspberries, being tickled, Sophie (things are getting pretty serious), peaches, my bottle, and of course, MARLEY!

What makes you sad?
Dirty diapers, Mommy leaving the room, Being tired

What is your favorite animal?
Sophie. Ever since this teething game decided to drag on and on (no actual teeth yet), and Mom has no great solutions to speed things along, I've added another woman to my life.

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Peaches! Especially now that I know there are Apple and Peach pouches. Marley decided to share her's one day and now I'm hooked!

What is your favorite thing to do?
Being near Marley.  I pretty much roll on my stomach as soon as Mom sets me down so I can have a better view of M.  I've even started to bring my knees under me and move my arms a bit.  Mom's thinking Marley might tempt me to crawl soon.  Ya gotta do what ya gotta do...if M moves, I move!

What is your favorite song?
The Grand Old Duke of Clark (variation of The Grand Old Duke of York)
Oh, the Grand Old Duke of Clark,
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

For when you're up, you're up,
And when you're down, you're down,
And when you're only halfway up,
You're neither up, nor down.

He marched them to the left,
He marched them to the right,
He marched them all the way around,
Oh what a silly sight!

What is your favorite TV show?
Wallykazam. Marley's been introducing me to all of her friends. Norville is pretty funny.

What are you really good at?
Talking and blowing raspberries.  I babble all day long.  I love talking to Marley on the way to preschool.  Blowing raspberries is my new favorite thing to do.  They sound SO funny. I crack up each time!

What is your favorite movie?
No new movies this month.  But we have been listening to the Curious George Movie Pandora station a lot.  Mom and Marley are teaching me their dance moves.

What is your favorite color?
Blue. Everything is blue!

Who is your best friend?
Mommy. I love Mommy snuggles!

What do you and mom do together?
We play and swim together. We also run errands together while Marley is at school.  I also love being in my high chair while Mom is cooking in the kitchen!

What do you and dad do together?
We watch sports together and play with my toys.  He also gives me my bath each night!

What is your favorite sport?
Swimming.  My legs are so strong.  I've been doing a lot of dry land work to improve my kicks.  I kick all day long.  I don't want to take things too fast so in the big pool I mostly float and relax; I save all of my upper body splashing for the bathtub.

Where is your favorite place to go?
My room! I love going down for a rest.  My face lights up when Mom or Dad takes my in my room, turns on the sound machine, changes my diaper and then puts me in my sleep sack! But my favorite part comes when I see the bottle coming!  We've also been playing in my room a lot lately.  Marley loves to play in my room too.

What is your favorite book?
I love my animal tails book.  It's the perfect book to read and chew on at the same time.  On another note... I've been read a lot of Fancy Nancy books this month.  Marley loves them but I always give Mom a funny look.  I much prefer my board books.

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
Mommy! I love Mommy snuggles before she puts me down at night!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A people person.  I am so smiley and I flirt with all the old ladies at Michael's.  I LOVE facetiming with GaGa while she and Gramps are off on their big adventures.  I've even been known to wake up from my naps RIGHT before GaGa gets to the house so that Mom still has to go get Marley from school but I can have special time with GaGa.  I also love making new friends at the pool and at playgroup!


How has it been SIX months already?!!!  It feels like just yesterday we were impatiently waiting for Clark to arrive.  At the same time, we can't imagine life without him! He is still a happy, easy going baby.  He goes to sleep between 6 and 6:30 most nights and sleeps until sometime between 7 and 7:30 the next morning.  He usually takes a 45-90 minute morning nap with a 2 hour nap midday.  He and Marley continue to love each other so much.  It's the best thing to see.  They love snuggling and playing together.  Marley wants to show and teach him everything and he is soaking it all up! So far she's only teaching him the good things...  This month Clark tried lots of new foods: Oatmeal, Rice Cereal, Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Pears and Pumpkins.  So far so good.  He doesn't love food as much as Marley did/does yet.  He still prefers his bottle...but he loves sitting in his high chair.  He's happy to be at home playing but he is also an angel when we go out to run errands or play at the pool.  We feel so lucky to have two great kids!! Bracing for the next month which will bring Mom's return to work!
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