Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

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Saturday, April 21, 2012


 Can you believe this handsome boy will be one this week?! I know I have been slacking, and I will do a proper post soon with more info about him, But I couldn't resist putting these up. He is perfect.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kids say the darndest things...

I promised a post, but I forgot that report cards and parent teacher conferences fit in between Marcus' sixth and seventh month. Bleh! So, with students on the brain, and not much else, I will share some of my favorite quotes from my six years of teaching:
- When asked if anyone knew what a disguise was, "It's what you wear when you're 14 and want to go to the bar."
- When seeing a picture of Brian and me for the first time, "Look! She gots a brown guy!"
- After explaining what a mustache is, "Oh, my mom has one of those."
- When helping a student, "I was kind of having a hard time, but I thought I could figure it out. But I remembered that your name is Mrs. Askew, so I decided to ask you. Get it? Askew?"
- When talking about growing up and encouraging my students to go to college, "Mrs. Askew, what do you do for work?"
- After teaching a very animated math lesson, using my microphone for the first time, an aide in my classroom told one of my students she had missed a lot of the lesson while she was in the bathroom, "No, I could hear it all in the bathroom. I know how to do it now." (My classroom was right next to the bathroom)
-After getting after a student who wasn't working, he insisted he was sick and needed to call home. I told him he was fine and that he just wanted to call home because he had gotten in trouble. He replied, "Yeah, that's when I get sick, when I'm in trouble."
- When another teacher was calling my students into the computer lab one by one, she had gone through the list and one student was left. She asked who he was, he told her, and she replied that she had called him already, why didn't he answer? "They said I was in the bathroom." (He was standing right there)

 If nothing else they certainly keep me entertained!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Six months

WE LOVE OUR SON!! No really, he's pretty much amazing. He makes us smile and laugh a million times a day. We couldn't be prouder. At his six month check up he was 16 lbs. 11 oz. (38th percentile), 26 1/2 in. (54th percentile), and his head was 17 1/2 inches (71st percentile). Brian was concerned that his weight was below average, especially considering our builds. But I reminded him that Marcus NEVER stops moving. That kid must burn a million calories a day! This is what he is up to this month;
- He is a rolling maniac, and rolls across the room before you even know what's happened.
- He loves rice cereal and squash, and loves drinking out of cups
- He is becoming more and more independent every day and he is not shy about telling you if he doesn't like something.
- He has a hilariously expressive face and is so much fun to watch.

- He waves, but never when we want him to
- We, and others, agree that he says hi, mim (mom), and da (dad)
- He loves the cat and dog and wants to watch them and touch them as much as possible. (thank goodness they are patient about him pulling on their fur)
- He sits up really well, after we have put him up
- He scoots around and turns himself in circles, and daycare considers him "mobile"
- He is trying to crawl and to pull himself up on things  and gets pretty frustrated when he can't do it.
- He thinks his feet are incredibly delicious
- He is good natured and sleeps like a champ

That's all for now, but I will try to do a post before seven months, I promise! I will finish with our favorite family photo. Once again, Fotofly did a great job!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Five months

Yes, I am a bad mother and I did no post for 4 months. But I am back to school and life is busy! Now you just get to hear about lots and lots of new tricks, and many things that have happened:

-Marcus rolls around like a maniac; front to back, back to front, and all over the place! One downfall of this is that he now prefers to sleep on his stomach, which makes his parents nervous!

- He loves toys, books, and songs, and is fun to play and interact with.
- He spits up a lot less, and burps mostly on his own. That may sound weird to you, but is fabulous to us.
- He will sometimes reach for people he wants.
- I took Marcus swimming for his first time Labor Day weekend with his Grandma Kristl and Auntie Michelle and he loved it.

- He will give big slobbery open-mouthed kisses.
- He had his first cold and came through it really well. He's such a sweet boy.
- He is getting more and more personality everyday and will tell you,  loudly,  if he doesn't like something.
- He is doing incredibly well at daycare and has charmed everyone!
- He tried rice cereal and bananas and didn't like either one. We'll try them again in a little while.

- He still loves to cuddle, but also wants time to be put down so he can play on his own.
- He loves to put his hands on the cheeks of the person who is holding him. It's incredibly sweet.
- When you are drinking water, he grabs the cup so he can drink some too.
- He's a pro with his hands and will grab anything that he wants, and he is pretty fast and strong.
- He loves to suck on his fingers, much to our dismay.
- He sleeps from 9pm to 6am most nights without a peep.
- He talks and talks to anyone who will listen.
- He tries to watch any TV that is on around him, and we really have to work hard to keep him away from it.
- He's getting very close to being able to sit up on his own.
- He scoots on his toes and will probably be crawling soon.
- He loves his feet and grabs them all the time. He often chews on his toes.
 He is such an amazing boy and we are SO blessed to have him. I can't help but smile every time I look at him. I will try my best to post at 6 months. He will get measured and weighed again then, and we can't wait to find out how much he has grown.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Three Months

Time flies when you're having fun! I can't believe our fun little boy is growing up so fast. Here are some of Marcus' tricks this month:
- He rolls over from his stomach all the time. He rolls to the left and to the right.
- He has found his voice and loves to "talk" to us. I swear he sounds like he says "hi" and "mama" all the time, but I know it can't be. 
- He is sleeping 6-8 hours at night. Thank goodness!
- He is getting great with his hands, and grabs everything and promptly puts it in his mouth.
- He giggles and laughs a lot. He thinks his parents are pretty funny.
- He continues to gain strength in his head, neck, back, and legs. He tries to sit up when we're holding him.
- He is so curious. He loves to look at anything with color or light, and he loves to hear new sounds.
- He loves to be read to and played with. He also doesn't want to be in the same place for too long. Most days he spends time in his swing, bouncy seat, bumbo, carseat, play mat, crib, and whoever's arms are around.
- He is adorable and charms everyone he meets.
- He is an expert at blowing spit bubbles.

We absolutely adore our little man and are so glad to have him!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two Months

Our beautiful boy is growing and changing, and somehow is already two months old today. He is such a joy in our lives and we couldn't wish for a better baby. He is doing so many wonderful things;

- He holds his head up like a champ and has been for a few weeks
- He smiles at anyone who talks to him and he has the cutest smile EVER
- He is sleeping 5-6 hour stretches at night and that makes his Mama very happy
- He giggles when his Mama tickles him
- He loves his tongue and is constantly sticking it out or sucking on it
- He loves to stand up and demands you hold him up so he can do it often
- He has rolled over from his stomach 3 or 4 times
- He has found his feet and thinks they are amazing, now to figure out how to grab them
- He is constantly moving, and we know he'll be a handful when he starts to crawl
- He is so curious about the world and watches things with more attention span than my 3rd graders have

We love you Marcus. Thank you for being such a blessing in our lives!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little Man

Wow, we are loving our little man. He is sweet, cute, funny, he smells good, and he's all ours. It doesn't get much better than that. Marcus is eating well and weighs more than ten pounds now. It's hard to believe he's six weeks old. Here are some pictures we had taken, enjoy!