Happy Halloween from a Ferocious Blue Monster

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 31, 2009 4:20:33 AM

That's right - ferocious.� Or maybe just adorable.� Either way, Emmett's costume is awesome.� Too bad he's a little young for trick-or-treating and we have no place to show it off.� I'm actually thinking of taking him to the supermarket today for some grocery shopping, because at least some people will be able to see him costumed in person.� That is, if he can tolerate being in it for more than 5 minutes (the current record).

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Ferocious Blue Monster"]Ferocious Blue Monster[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption=""Too Cute to Scare" shirt from Aunt Sara & Uncle Shawn"]"Too Cute to Scare"[/caption]


For mischeif night last night, I carved a pumpkin, toasted the seeds (which are DELICIOUS) and James built our first fire in the apartment's fireplace.� Needless to say it was a nice little fall evening.� I'm also pretty darn proud of how well my jackolantern came out.� It's an owl!

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Owl Jackolantern"]Owl Jackolantern[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1047" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="James and Emmett cozying up by the fire."]Fireplace[/caption]

In past news, Emmett had his 9-month checkup the other week.� He was a super champ through the bloodwork.� He didn't even make a peep -� it was incredible - though he wailed when they gave him his shots.� He's now a whopping 20 lbs. 4 oz. (46th percentile) and 30.5 inches "tall" (97th percentile).� Again, one of the tallest kids in his class!

We� had a couple of fun visits this past week.� My best friend Niki stayed with us last weekend, and we had a visit from my good friend, Lauren, from high school last Wednesday.� More aunts for Emmett!

[caption id="attachment_1051" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Crazy Aunt Niki - "We're drying our hair!""]Crazy Aunt Niki[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1052" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Aunt L"]Aunt L[/caption]

I'm also convinced that Emmett is extremely close to saying "mamma."� In fact, it sounds like he's already saying it (although he might not exactly know what he's saying)!� Check out this video for evidence.� What do you think?

Age Timer: 9 months, 2 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, holidays, video, Halloween, monster, checkup, costume, visits

Drunk Baby

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 18, 2009 9:52:35 AM

When Emmett has a bad day, he goes straight to the bottle.� I guess it's never too soon to have that "Don't Drink and Drive" chat with your son...

[caption id="attachment_1041" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Drunk Baby"]Drunk Baby[/caption]


Good thing it's only formula.

Age Timer: 9 months, 2 days (In two more days, Emmett will have spent the same amount of time outside the womb as he did inside!)

Topics: video, baby, drunk, bottle, formula

WaterFire and Pumpkin Picking with the Grandparents

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 12, 2009 1:04:34 PM

What a busy weekend!� My parents were in town, which is always fun.� Saturday we headed down to Providence, where we enjoyed the last night of WaterFire, a sculpture of bonfires on the rivers of Providence.� It was really cool and entertaining.

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="WaterFire man playing with fire"]WaterFire man playing with fire[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Lit WaterFire braziers"]Lit WaterFire braziers[/caption]

On Sunday, we took Emmett on his first pumpkin picking excursion.� We stopped at Shelburne Farm in Stow, where Emmett seemed to thoroughly enjoy the farm animals, a big mound of hay, chewing on pumpkin stems (ugh) and riding tractors like a true farmer.

[caption id="attachment_1036" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Mmmm ... pumpkin stems. Nom nom nom."]Mmm ... pumpkin stems[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1037" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Playing in the hay with GranD"]Playing in the hay with GranD[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1038" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Farmer Emmett on his tractor "]Farmer Emmett on his tractor [/caption]

For more pictures of Emmett on the farm, check out the Pumpkin Picking set on Flickr at

Age Timer: 8 months, 3 weeks

Topics: Firsts

Welcome Baby Benjamin!

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 9, 2009 1:34:41 AM

Benjamin Alec finally graced us with his presence yesterday afternoon, following a 2-day long induced labor and subsequent C-section (phew!).� Mother, father and baby are all doing well despite their excruciating exhaustion.

Congrats to new parents, Sara and Shawn - you two were definitely troopers!� Ben clocked in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. and 21.5 inches long at 2 weeks late.

Now for a look at the handsome little fellow ...

[caption id="attachment_1024" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Baby Ben"]Baby Ben[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1025" align="aligncenter" width="538" caption="Daddy Shawn with Son Ben"]Daddy Shawn with Son Ben[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1026" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Uncle James (Officially!)"]Uncle James[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Me and Little Ben"]Me and Little Ben[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Cousin Meets Cousin (An Attempt)"]Cousin Meets Cousin (An Attempt)[/caption]

Age Time: <1 day

Topics: birthday, Surprises, Announcements, cousin, nephew, uncle, newborn

Patiently Awaiting the Arrival of Baby K

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 7, 2009 11:33:32 AM

James' brother and sister-in-law headed to the hospital yesterday to induce labor.� Poor Sara was almost 2 weeks overdue, and it seems Mr. Baby K (for their last name) was getting a little too comfortable in his crowded little motel room.� Although it seems like it was a little slow going at first (apparently they spent last evening playing cards and eating hospital food), there has been no word from them yet today, so we're wondering if things are starting to move along.

In the life of Emmett, there's not too much exciting going on this week over here.� He seems to have a runny nose, so his nickname of "SlobberPuss" has slowly been evolving into "SnotterPuss."� His Halloween costume came in the mail the other day, and it fits him perfectly!� We can't wait for all of you to see him in it!

[caption id="attachment_1018" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Happy Stander "]Happy Stander [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1019" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Flying Baby!"]Flying Baby![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1020" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Content to Crawl"]Content to Crawl[/caption]

Other than that, we've basically just been waiting for the exciting news of Baby K's debut.� Hopefully by the end of the evening I'll be able to update this post and announce the news of his arrival!

Age Timer: 8 months, 3 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, baby, newborn, labor

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