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We're moving -- John's new blog.


Bitroy was here


On the go!

John's a busy baby. He now has five teeth. With five teeth, you can eat bananas all by yourself.

I apparently saw too many episodes of Reno 911 while pregnant, because John can do this.
With John's new self-feeding skills, large bibs come in very handy.
As one passerby put it today, "That baby is maxin' and relaxin'!"


It's so great I had to post it twice

Although it was for my knit blog, here' s more John! I finished up a cap for the Dulaan Project. I knit hats when I have nothing else brainless to knit, so I have a large collection of never worn hats that will be finding a new home. John does not like to wear hats, so here he is modeling the hats and explaining in his own way why they're much better off being sent to children who will actually wear them.

Knit Night

John likes to go to knit night, since he gets to stay up late. Here he is with Stephanie (who knew Christian in college) who is making her very first sock.



What started off as scary hail and thunder has turned into peaceful, quiet snow. Here's John enjoying a day inside in the ExerSaucer.


Happy eight month birthday!

John's eight months old today and he showed us what eight months old can do. Open drawers and pull out folded clothing!


Fun with cats

Emma will let John pet her if she's gently persuaded.

We decided that since he's crawling now, he needed some ID so he'd be returned to us if he got out.


John's growing up!

Today Christian and John went for a run all by themselves for an hour. John chattered away for the first half and then fell asleep. He woke up when they got home to pose for a picture.


What passes for a fun night here

Here are Christian and John having a great time in the bath. Note Christian's lovely two-liter of sparkling water. The Canada Dry was on sale with the Sooper Card.


At the races

Christian took these pictures of John and the bear last night. It reminds me of the little race track rabbit you'd see in cartoons.


John's cleaning the floor, his beat is correct

John likes the new Beck video. He's so much hipper than those Boohbah babies.

The only problem we can come up with is that we'll be playing a game when he's a toddler and this will happen: John, what does the kitty say? Meow! What does the cow say? Moo! What does the robot say? Biatch!

Vegas, baby!

The loosest slots in Colorado are right here -- look at this winner!


Give Peas a Chance

John has been going along with the feeding routine and doing great with solids. Tonight he decided to throw a wrench in the works and decorate his tiny head with peas.


Attack of the Giant Baby

John is growing too fast. I can't even pretend that any 6-9 month sized clothing fits him any more. I also had to increase the height adjustment on his ExerSaucer and Jumperoo. So here's my tiny giant, crawling across the bed to me.

And here he is trying to get the camera.



John wishes everyone Happy Valentine's Day!

Stand up!

John can pull himself to standing in his crib! Watch out, world! Stand (56 seconds)


Sew Up Bee

John, Christian and I went to the Mason-Dixon Knitting Afghan sewing bee hosted by Stacey today. I sewed while Christian played with John. Here's John modeling one of another baby's toys as a hat. He's pretending to be a Cossack!

John also got in on the afghan action.


Feeding Fun

Here's the first time we ever tried to feed John. The First Supper (1 minute, 2 seconds)


Hot Fun in the Wintertime

Here's John sitting on his hippo toy. Eventually it'll be a velocipede of sorts, with John pushing it along with his feet.


The latest and greatest

It was so warm at the pool we couldn't get a steam-free picture.

We fed John peas. They are stain-tastic.
John was so sleepy the other night he slumped over and crashed.


Baby you can drive my car

Good thing babies can't drive -- that getting sleepy in the car thing would be a real problem.

John likes to chew on absolutely anything, especially now that his top gums are starting to swell. How much longer until John has four teeth?

Movie time

John and Christian both have a cold so we're laying low this week. Here's some vintage footage from December 2004 I finally edited today. Bonus points to you, Mom, if you can name the band before the credits roll. Aubrey Francis & John Francis (1 minute, 25 seconds)


Diaper change

Since John's become more of a roller it has been almost impossible to change his diaper without a fight.


Happy seven month birthday!

John can hold himself up on a chair for quite a while now. Just look at the cuteness and ignore the mess. :)

He still looks a little uncertain about it sometimes though.

Ken Burns

There's a tool in iMovie called the Ken Burns effect for still photos. So I made another movie of sorts. Newborn (2 minutes, 49 seconds) Happy birthday, John -- seven months sure has made a huge difference!

Double Feature

Christmas Eve (2 minutes, 12 seconds) Christmas Day (1 minute, 56 seconds)


If you didn't know better...

...you'd think we were stoners. Christian, in a very scientific manner, decided that if bath toys stick to the tub, they might well stick to John. They did.

John didn't seem to mind at all.
In fact, he did a Josephine Baker impression.
(New at John's blog -- all pictures are now cropped to 4x6, so what you see is what you'll get when you print!)

Sundance here we come!

Click on the titles to see the latest from my little movie star! Shake Your Booty (50 seconds) John's Alphablankie (1 minute, 13 seconds) Backing Up (1 minute, 26 seconds) Flip Bit (25 seconds) Drum Set (2 minutes, 18 seconds)


Another day, another diaper

John finally fell asleep yesterday when I put him under a quilt.

Here's John modeling some new clothes from his Grandma Louise. Thanks!

Adventure baby

John and I walked to a new coffee shop just to get out of the house the other day. Everyone there liked John.

John is trying so hard to crawl. He can sometimes get up on his hands and knees and shake his butt back and forth, but no moving just yet.


This can't be January...

...because I feel so warm. John went to the park the other day and had some assisted trips down the slide.

He's also found incredible new toys. John will never be bored!


Bunny party!

I knit John a bunny today during his nap. He likes it.

John can flop himself around once he's on the ground, but he has trouble going from sitting to laying on his front. Sometimes he'll do it by falling over sideways, but when he forgets that technique, he'll just get stuck like this.


Semi-New Blankie

I made this blanket for John when I was pregnant. I used it the first few months and then it was horribly stained after the dishwasher in the new apartment started leaking through the walls into the linen closet. I finally made up my mind to fix it and dyed it light blue. The stains are barely noticeable and the alphablankie is back in use!


Swim Baby

John and Christian are taking a baby swim class on Saturday mornings. John can hold onto the edge of the pool and stay up all by himself.

I like to assume that the chlorine kills all the germs on these toys.
John tried to make a run for it (a swim for it?) and get away from Christian.
Dads do things with babies that moms would never do.


Nothing can come between a boy and his lobster

John is happy to nap in the back of the car as long as he has Mr. Pinchy.


More more more!

John is in baby prison. For a while he was also trying to chew on the crib.

I don't think that John agrees with the "back to sleep" public awareness campaign. During this nap I repeatedly flipped him to his back -- he promptly returned to this position.