Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet Taters... hmmm, Rice Cereal... hmmm, What's not to Like?

I think that Boden is progressing in the food department. The problem is that the kid has decided to combine all of his fun into one glorious event. Not only can he eat with gusto, but he can fling with gusto, flail with gusto, and babble with gusto... All at once! We're feeling fairly fortunate that Boden is a big open-mouth smiler... It provides ample time to get ye ole sustenance into the oral cavity. We can only provide the opportunity and guidance. What he doesn't with it is his own personal choice...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wrestling 101

Prior to becoming an old, washed up, has-been... I used to wrestle. Wrastling came later in life... that's a whole different story. This is a public forum. At any rate- I was hoping that Boden would inherit something that wrestlers call "mat-sense"... its kind of the instinct to put you where you want to be and when you want to be there. Its a hard thing to teach. However- the very earliest inklings of mat-sense will generally entail- and usually in the strongest of urges- to never, ever, ever turn you shoulders to the ground. We're still working on this one. Its fairly apparent that Boden has the fine physique, unparalleled athletic ability and intestinal fortitude to become a tremendous wrestler- But he's got to keep his shoulders off the mat! He'll get there. Counting the lights is only fun when your six months old...

Hunk O'Man

Mr. B just turned six months here recently... It's gone by super fast. I thought that I should update you on all the latest significant developments.

The feller is starting to stretch out just a bit- but he's kind of a little bugger still at this point. He's growing- that's for sure, bu
t right now, he's kind of taking after his momma in the size department. We'll see... the little guy started eating bit of cereal and some fantastic sweet potatoes in the last ten days. Protein shakes start in December... That ought to bulk him up a bit.

The Bo-hawk is alive and well. The only really change to it is that Boden's hair is kind of sprouting in a stripe, so he's looking a little like a british rocker. Not a bad look. Its coming back en vogue.

Curiosity is kind of the driving force right now. Most thoughts contain some sort of paraphrase along lines of "hmmm.... I wonder if the __________ can entirely fit in my mouth. If not, I bet I can bang the _______ against the _________ and find a way to pee on it!" It happens. Not lying here. The boy is focused. I can tell you that many of Boden's favorite things are coffee cups, anything flashing, most dangly things, and items you can gag on. All of which have a niche in life.

Boden has graduated to size 2 diapers. Big step, I know. And we just moved him up to the 3-6 month clothes. Like I said, he's taking after his momma at this point, but I can see that the bone
structure is there to pack on some significant muscle mass... In addition- we sort of think he's going to blow off this dumb ole crawling bit and go straight to the walking. He's got focus, I'm telling you. And... Uncle Todd- I think we have a south-paw. I'm not certain yet, but if I was a betting man... We might be switching our athletic goals from a linebacker to a left-handed pitcher. They're hard to come by.

That's about enough for this rambling. Hope you enjoy the boy...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breakfast with Bedstafar and Barb

Yes, yes... Boden's shirt does say "My First Danish Shirt". Appropriate for his first breakfast date with grandpa. I'm not sure who is more fun to watch in this video, Lars or Boden.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Boden the Curious

Boden's camera infatuation has been well documented to this point. He recently was able to actually attack the camera- I think it was in an effort to intimidate and send a message to the paparazzi that's been following him.

In some places he could be charged for this kind of outburst- but we'll let it slide this time. If it happens again... I think we're looking at whoopin's.

Hmmm... Goodie.

We had a first today. Stephanie thought it was high-time that we start the boy on some cereal. I was in complete agreement, seeing that the boy is a little dinky at this point. He needs some meat on his bones! So- she bought whatever that cereal stuff is, I mixed in a little protein shake powder, glucosamine and a few raw eggs... and what do you know- he's looking bigger already.

The initial shock of something different was pretty significant- but I think that Boden could suddenly feel his already bulging muscles growing to a spectacular point- at least for a baby. We'll see how this goes. Carbo-loading is coming next. Bacon on the ole baked potato. Hmmm.... bacon.