Saturday, August 31, 2013

going shooting

Dad Baker took us shooting today. it was the first time in my life I've shot a gun. It was actually pretty fun.  I discovered I don't like hand guns, because I feel like I can't control them as much, and am not as accurate with the aim. we also shot an AR 15, which was fun, and a .22, which I loved for no other reason than it made a cool sound (and of course the whole aim and control thing...)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

want them

I have no idea what kind of flower they are, but i want some in my future flower garden

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

More construction

There's been a lot of demolition and construction going on around town during the break. this is just one more new project that's been started. wonder what they'll put in here too. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013


We were at Porter park, enjoying the outdoors, when I noticed this monument that I hadn't ever remembered seeing before. It was interesting to go find out what it was all about.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


We were going for a longer walk with J in the front carrier, and it was supposed to be sunny out.  I had recently found this hat in the mix of all the other hats we have for him, and knew it would be perfect for our outing.  this was his reaction to putting it on him. he stopped crying the minute I took it off. I think he didn't like that it significantly cut down on his field of view of the world :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hanging out with dad

J enjoyed hanging out with Drew today after he got home from work. It was really cute to see, especially when J started making noises at Drew, and just how excited Drew got about it :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013


whenever we change his diaper, J is mesmerized by the diaper stacker that hangs over his crib (and diaper changing station). it's handy to keep him a little less wiggly and occupied and happy while taking care of everything.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

random fire works

not sure what they were for, but it was fun to watch for a bit. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

"mom, do we have to do this again?"

in an effort to get a picture still for his grandma's where he's smiling, I got this picture (with the closest to a smile yet) while he was enjoying the swing, and playing with his crazy camera happy mom.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

eye contact

J has been making more and longer eye contact. it's been fun. and now he makes all sorts of faces at his crazy mom. this is one of the more frequent ones.

Monday, August 12, 2013


dealing with a bout of mastitis, and feeling (in the words of the nurse who asked me questions to verify that's what it was) like I'd been ran over by a train, these pills seem to be doing an amazing job (even if they do have a few less than pleasant side effects)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

making faces

J has started to play with his tongue some, he likes to lick his lips and look like he's hungry, when he's really not. we make faces like this at each other just for fun :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gas drops

to try and help relieve some of J's ever present and hard to relieve gas, we invested in some gas drops. they seem to be working quite well.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Trying for smiles

Both of J's grandma's have specifically asked for some pictures of him smiling.  However, it seems that whenever I pull out the camera, no matter how much he's been smiling before, he suddenly stops and get's all serious. maybe one day, we'll get that picture. for now, he's awfully cute, just sitting in his swing.

Monday, August 5, 2013

cute sleeper

yes,  I know it's another sleepy picture..... but he's just so cute! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Side sleeper

I put J down on the floor today so that I could get some stuff done more loudly in the next room and make sure I could still here him if/when he woke up. I walked past a minute later to put something away, and noticed he rolled onto his side. It was super cute. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

where a table will go

My dad offered to build us a table. It's going to go in the space where the luggage is at right now. I took this picture to show him the space it will occupy. this happened to be the only picture taken today, and yes, it was taken at 1:04 AM, after a melt down on my part being overly frustrated with feedings. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

breaking in the stroller

we took a walk today to figure out how the stroller worked, how long it would take to walk to J's Dr for the appointment next Monday (all of 15 minutes, with lots of generous time for traffic), and to generally enjoy the outdoors. J seemed to approve of the stroller by promptly falling asleep in it (course, that could have been because he was fighting falling asleep anyhow, and the sunshine was bright, even with being covered over).