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Monday, November 30, 2009

What a GREAT Thanksgiving!!

On Wednesday, November 25, Doodles went to the Pediatrician for his 15 month check-up. He weighs a "wopping" 19 lbs 4 oz. He is still in the less than 5% for weight. He is 30 in tall which puts him in the 25% for height. So far he is doing well drinking milk and the Dr. said to continue giving it to him... woohoo! That means lots of goodies to eat at Thanksgiving dinner!

Well, this is the THIRD Thanksgiving in a row that we're hosting dinner for 18 people!! We've got it down to a science this year! Everyone brought dishes to share and all we had to cook was mash potatoes and 3 turkeys. Hubby fried two birds and smoked one. Mmmmm, they were delicious.

That morning we let Doodle Bug watch a little of the Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade. He wasn't really interested in it until the Rockettes came out and did their routine. We couldn't tear his eyes off of the dancing girls!

Santa even stopped by for a quick visit. Doodle Bug was able to tell him what he wanted for Christmas and Santa gave him a few gifts to "practice" opening. His favorite gift was a motorized Tonka truck that drives towards him when he calls it.

On Friday, we went to Downtown Disney to get out of the house and walk around. There were a couple of good picture spots...

Doodles loves the Lego Dogs!

Aunt C was run over by the train!

While we were at Downtown Disney, Doodles went on his first Carousel Ride!

Saturday was Hubby and Doodle Bugs favorite day... another car show. Doodle Bug is obsessed with "old" cars. Whenever he hears Hubby start the engine of the "old" car, he starts waving bye and blowing kisses. We drove the Chevelle with Doodle Bug, my Dad drove the black Camaro, Uncle C the orange Camaro, and Grammy in the Road Runner... beep beep!
Here is Doodles in the back of the Chevelle. I was surprised at how snug the car seat was in the "old" car!

On Sunday, after everyone left, we finished decorating the house. Hubby set up a train on top of the pool table and Doodles LOVES watching the train go by!

Thank you to everyone for making this one of the BEST Thanksgivings!!! Hubby and I couldn't have pulled it off without all of your help!! We're so blessed to have you in our lives!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reindeer Romp

The week before Thanksgiving, the Orlando Museum of Art holds "The Festival of Trees" every year. I love to go to these kind of "cheesy" events, and now that I have a child, Hubby lets me go! The Art Museum transforms into a Winter Wonderland filled with hundreds of decorated trees, gingerbread houses, wreaths, and many more. Last night was geared towards children and also had magic shows, puppet shows, and of course... a visit with Santa! Doodles had a great time!

Doodle Bug standing next to one of the decorated trees. I can see we are going to have to put a fence around our tree at home so that he doesn't touch it!

Dad, Doodles, and the soldier.

We were not "cool" enough for him, he had to walk way up in front of us!

He wanted to practice opening presents.

At last, our picture with Santa. Doodle Bug was not afraid of Santa, but wasn't quite sure he wanted to sit on Santa's lap either. I liked how their wasn't a "real" photographer, you just took the picture with your own camera. I love FREE pics with Santa!

Monday, November 16, 2009

MSPI update...

As you know, Doodle Bug has had a Milk Soy Protein Intolerance, which just means his insides can't properly process a certain type of protein that is found in cow's milk and soy. Therefore, since birth, Doodle Bug has not been able to eat any foods that contain milk and or soy. Few kids outgrow this intolerance by age one, and about 90% outgrow it by age 3.

When Doodle's turned one, we were told to begin introducing small amounts of milk and watch for any type of reaction. So he has been eating foods such as waffles, bread, french toast, pretzels... that all contain milk. Today, he went for his check-up with his Gastroenterologist and we were given GOOD news. He shows NO sign of any reactions to the small amounts of milk he has ingested. Woohoo!!!! Now, we get to give him small amounts of cow's milk to drink and keep watching for any type of reactions. Keep him in your prayers that he has outgrown the MSPI.

About 30 minutes ago, I mixed 1 oz of cow's milk with his rice milk and he drank it up! I hope he is well and doesn't get a tummy ache!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Crafts!

Here is our November craft. We made hand print turkeys. I know, not very original of an idea, but as he gets older, we'll get fancier!

Doodle Bug loves getting his hands messy!

Here is the assembly line. We made 20 Turkeys!

...and the finished product. Tadaa!

We mailed these out to the family and mailed the leftover turkeys to the soldiers in Afghanistan along with a care package of goodies for Veterans Day!

I love staying at home and having fun with my little Doodle Bug!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My two feet are my new friends...

...that get me into a lot of TROUBLE!

Doodle Bug has been walking around while holding onto something (couch, coffee table, wall...) for several months now, but on November 3, 2009 he started walking all by himself. It started right after breakfast. I sat him down in the play area and he stood up next to his ball popper toy and was playing with it as usual. Then, he turned to look at me and gave me this devil-ish grin, turned his body, stretched his arms out to me, and started walking. Of course I kept backing up to make him walk farther and farther! When he got to me, he gave me a big hug, then clapped for himself (I cheered and clapped too). He spent the whole day practicing his new trick and when Dad got home, he was excited to show off!

We've shot one video last night, but it's not very good. We'll try to get a better one tonight and post it soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Doodle Bug's 2nd Halloween!

Well, since I didn't have this blog last year, I'll start off with Doodle Bug's costume from his first Halloween. He dressed as a stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey! Can you believe I actually made that costume?

So cute I could've gobbled him up!

This year, we started off the day by going to a place called, "A Lot of Pumpkins". However, there were just a few pumpkins left when we arrived:o) We ran into Little Red Riding Hood (aka Grape seed) while we were there and of course we had to get a shot of the two of them together!

There was a petting zoo there so Doodle's got to pet a goat. He kept grabbing for the leash to walk it like it was his dog! He was also more interested in the hay, not the goat.

My little Handy Manny!

Here is a good shot of his costume.

The happy family posing for pictures!

Later that evening, we went to Downtown Winter Garden for their Annual Halloween Festival. Here is our traditional family picture between the two Oak Trees. Hubby dressed as his father for the night. He looked just like him too! (if you haven't seen Hubby's Dad, look at our Boston trip back in May)

Hubby didn't want to be the only one dressed up for the evening so he decided to dress my father as a Pimp! Kind of weird!

WARNING!! The next picture may be a bit disturbing. Scroll down with caution!

Doodle Bug's Uncle C decided to dress as a Bay Watch Babe!








Here is Hubby and I dressed up for a friend's party. He was a Hippy Dude and I was the Swine Flu.

Trick or Treat!!!!!!!