Hi Leah!! Well, Danny is just so beautiful. That blue sweater matches his eyes! We just had photos done last weekend too. The goal was to get a good one of the boys together for Christmas cards. Out of close to 100 pictures, we were able to get one of them that isn't terrible. I also got a couple of good ones of Jason cramming pretzels in his mouth, it was the only way we could keep him in one place!
Jason's been doing okay, still having lots of tantrums though. My challenge now is how to handle them. With Brian, I would pretty much ignore tantrums, tell him I would talk to him when he stopped screaming and then leave the room. It almost always worked. When I try that with Jason, he bangs his head on whatever's closest. The other day it was the corner of our brick fireplace. The other night he was protesting bedtime, so after many attempts at soothing and comforting, I kissed him goodnight and put him down in his crib. He started screaming of course, but then I heard a big thud. I opened the door just in time to see him hit his head on the crib again. So now CIO won't work either. I feel like he's really got me where he wants me! The ped swears he'll grow out of it, but the question is when.
I saw the pictures of Danny as Elvis on the Halloween thread, priceless!!! Jason wanted absolutely nothing to do with his puppy costume. It was a furry vest with a hood, I think he didn't like it coming down over his head. Okay. I pulled out a bumblebee costume Brian wore at that age, it's a furry jacket that zips up the front and he was okay with that. It was so funny, by the second house he'd gotten the hang of banging on the door and grabbing a handful of candy out of a bowl! Too funny.
Bath: Jason's been in the big tub since he was able to sit up, so I'm afraid I can't give any suggestions on this one.
Gifts: We're struggling on this one! So far I'm thinking a small play kitchen set and bristle blocks. Probably some (more) cars or trucks, etc.
Camera: I just got a Canon PowerShot SD1100IS that I like a lot. I haven't made much progress getting through the owner's manual, but I know it has a children/pets setting that does a pretty good job with action shots. Still a bit of a delay though but I think it's good for a $200 camera!
Hope everyone else is doing well!
Last edited by LA98; 11-11-2008 at 02:50 PM.
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