Mar 25, 2010

Cultured Babies

Dear Daddy,

Navy, Charlie and I went to Venice to visit the Guigenheim Museum (our mommies came along to). We had such an amazing day. The weather is getting to be more like spring and it has been so beautiful outside. We have been out enjoying the first signs of spring. Venice was insanely beautiful. I loved seeing all of the new things! Even though I have been to Venice several times before, I think today was the first time I really noticed my surroundings.

We had so much fun together that we had to take a few naps. It is tiring being a baby!!!
I enjoyed the artwork in the museum but my favorite peice was in the garden. It was made up of mirrors and was so much fun. I loved seeing myself and making funny faces. I have been really enjoying sticking my tounge out at people. It's my favorite thing to do. It is so funny to stick your tounge out at people and make them laugh. Everyone laughs at me when I do it. I even laugh at myself when I see it in the mirror.





Mommy and I have such a fun time together! We both can't wait until you are with us again. We are going to have such an amazing time. I bet I will stick my tounge out at you too!




I love you! Can't wait to see you.


Love,
Reamer V

Mar 19, 2010

Busy Reamer

Dear Daddy,
I have been so busy growing lately. I'm sorry I haven't written you in so long. I am growing up so quickly. Mommy and I have been staying very busy. I am sitting up on my own and playing. I love to play. It is my favorite thing to do ever. I am much better in the car now and only get upset at night or when I am very tired. But I am starting to see that it isn't so scary to be in the car. I even have eaten regular food now!!
Mommy gave me some banana and I think it is so yummy. Champ and I are best buds too! He loves to give me kisses even though mommy tells him not to. I like to go on walks in my stroller and sometimes I sit in the big boy part of the stroller. Mommy can't commit to putting me in there all the time and that is ok with me. I am sleeping in my own crib at night and usually only wake up once or twice for a little snack. I love taking my naps and will go straight into my crib and sleep if I am tired.
Mommy is shocked at the progress I have made in just a few weeks!! We have been enjoying the nicer weather and can't wait for the warmer weather to stay so we can play all the time. I miss you very much and I hope you are doing great. I love Skyping with you and hearing your voice. I hope that we can see you on Skype again soon.

Love,
Reamer V

Feb 11, 2010

My Playmate

Dear Daddy,

Today during playtime Champ wanted to be beside me. Normally mommy has to play with us seperately, but today Champ decided that he would play with me. Mommy decided that it would be ok because I am getting bigger now. Champy was squeaking his toy and I was very interested in it. I love looking at my doggy. He is so furry and cool! He loves to lick me, but mommy always makes him stop.

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I also played with a big boy toy today. Mommy puts it out for me to look at because I usually like looking at it. I was in my little chair and it was beside me so I grabbed it and started pushing it back and forth. Mommy couldn't believe that I knew what to do with it. I must be "all boy" because I already want to play with cars! (mommy wishes that I would enjoy the real car) hehehe!
I love my playtime! I have so much fun! Luckily I have a fun doggy to play with too! I won't be long before we can really run around and play together! Champ will be so happy to have me to play with! I can't wait until you are home and we can all play together! We love you and miss you!

Love,

Reamer V

Feb 7, 2010

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Dear Daddy,
The weather has been so beautiful. We have been enjoying the outdoors so much. We have been doing a lot of walking and visiting tons of parks. Champ has been happy about it too! The sun has been shining and I have been enjoying my stroller! Mommy is proud of me for doing so well!
Mommy and Champy love giving me kisses! Mommy usually stops Champ from kissing me, but sometimes he sneaks it! Mommy catches him and tells him to stop! She let him kiss me for the picture, but usually she shoo's him away. Champy loves me and he can't wait until I can play with him. He wants me to play now but I am not quite ready, but I don't think it will be long!
I love smiling at mommy. She is my favorite!! I think it's funny to stick my tounge out at her. She smiles and laughs when I do it, so I laugh too! It's funny to stick my tounge out. Mommy thinks I do it becaused I'm teething, but when she laughs at me it eggs me on to keep sticking it out at her. We giggle about it together!

Hahaha!!!!!!!!! I am sticking my tounge out at you mommy!

We love you so much Daddy! We can't wait to go on walks with you too! I know we will all have fun together soon!
Love,
Reamer V

Feb 3, 2010

I love playing

Dear Daddy,

I have been very busy. Bouncing, Playing with friends, going to the gym with mommy, playing with my toys, going on walks and getting kisses from mommy!!!!
I got a new outfit that Aunt Erin made me. I look so cute in it. It is Alabama houndstooth and Crimson with Big Al The Elephant on it! Mommy did a photo shoot of me in it! She thinks I'm a model!
Mommy let me have my friends over to play! They are so cool and so much fun. (I think mommy likes talking to their mommy's too!) We played with my toys and looked at eachother. It was so much fun. Navy is the oldest and is soooo cool! I want to be just like him and do cool stuff too! Charlie is the youngest and loves to watch us. He can't wait to be big like me and Navy! I can't wait until they come back to play again!
I love bouncing in my bouncer. I can bounce so high. I also love playing with the toys on the bouncer. I can do so much now, mommy is amazed with me everyday! I just love to play and my favorite toy is my bouncer! I could stay in there all day!
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Jan 26, 2010

Change is good

Dear Daddy,

I have been busy growing lately. I have had several changes over the last few days. And they are all for the better! Mommy decided that I needed to get on a better sleeping schedule. After talking to several other mommy's she decided that it would be best to start putting me in my own crib. At first, mommy didn't think I would like it or that I was ready, but boy was she wrong. I was ready. I was more ready than mommy was! I am now sleeping in my own bed and I am on a pretty good nap schedule too! I have been extremely less fussy lately too. Mommy thinks it might be because I am sleeping better. I have also had 5 awake car rides in a row without crying!!!!!!!! It is amazing! I have also learned so much and have been playing all the time. I can hold things in my hands now and can pick things up. I love pushing the buttons on my noise maker toy and seeing that I can make cool noises. Occasionally I will shake my rattle but most things just go directly into my mouth.I love tasting all of my toys... They are all so yummy!!! I love swinging and playing in my jumparoo! I just love to play.

Mommy said that I am so much fun now. We just play play play play the day away!


Aunt Janet is so sweet to me too, she took care of me while mommy was in her 'boot camp' workout class. I got to play in Janet's office and snuggle with her while mommy was working out around the corner. What a good friend she is. I love her so much!

Champy has been very interested in me lately and LOVES to give me kisses, especially when mommy isn't looking. He has also tried to steal a few of my toys, but mommy gets mad at him for that. So mommy has to play with him (with his own toys) and with me during playtime so he won't try to take my toys.
I just wish that you were here to play with me. I can't wait until you are back at home so that we can play together. Mommy said that when you come home I will be ready to play with big boy toys so we will have so much fun together. I love you so much!

Love,

Reamer V

Jan 19, 2010

Big Boy Stroller

Dear Daddy,

I am very sensitive when I have to go in my carseat (and get very very upset) especially when I am in the car. But lately sometimes I have been getting fussy in the stroller. Mommy doesn't know what to do with me. As long as I am really moving on the cobblestone while in the stroller I am fine, but if I stop moving for even a second, I start to scream and cry. Of course in the car I am REALLY unhappy and I scream the entire time.

Mommy has been trying to do everything she can think of to fix the problem and make me happy but so far can't figure out why it bothers me so much.

Mommy thought that it may be my actual carrier that fits into the stroller and the car. She thought that maybe I don't like being in there, so she decided to bundle me up and put me in the big boy part of the stroller to see if I like that better. At first I didn't really like it at all, but after we started moving I thought it was better. I think I kind of liked being able to see things but as long as mommy doesn't stop moving!

If she does stop moving, this will happen:

It was such a pretty day so mommy thought I might like to see the beautiful outdoors! After she started walking, I guess it was ok. I still was kind of pouting, but I stopped crying at least.


I know that Champy enjoyed our walk. He always is up for a walk. (mommy changed his leash to the Halti that goes around his snout to stop him from pulling.) And it works!!!!! yay!

Mommy told me she loves both her boys. But she still doesn't know what to do about my stroller/carseat hatred! Any advice from other mommys that have dealt with this would be very helpful!I want stroller time and carseat time to be a fun part of my day. I know that Champ would really appreciate it too! Sure do wish you were here to go on walks with us!

We love you and miss you very much!
Love,
Reamer V

Cameron Came to Play with me!

Dear Daddy,
I had some friends come to vist me this past weekend. Cameron (his parents came along too to bring him here) came from Germany to play with me. We had so much fun!
We played the whole time! I only wish he lived closer. We went out to dinner and to some wineries! Of course, I didn't get to drink any wine, but we still got to play with eachother and I think our parents had so much fun.

Cameron is the coolest big kid ever! He knows how to do everything! He can play with all of my toys and knows how to make them work. He was very sweet to me and I want to be just like him.

We had such a wonderful time playing with our friends and hopefully they will come back again soon. We may even go to Germany to visit them. But mommy says it depends on if I start behaving in the car. I can't wait to see them again. We only wish you were here to play with us too. (I'm sure Cameron's Daddy- Chad- wishes you were here too!) I love you and miss you so very much.

Love,

Reamer V

Jan 11, 2010

I listened to you Daddy...

Dear Daddy,

Mommy told me that you wanted me to do more blogging and picture posting, so I decided to write my blog today. We have not been doing anything too interesting, but we have been doing a lot of playing. I have been basically sitting up. Mommy puts the boppy around my legs and I kind of sit up. I love it. Today at the Parent Support Room on Post (where I eat when I am on post...) the lady that works there saw me sitting up by myself with no help from mommy (she just puts her hands up so I don't fall because it's still new to me- and I don't stay up for very long by myself yet) she could not believe that I was doing that on my own and I'm only 3 months. She was shocked.

I have been enjoying my toys much much more lately. I hold them, shake them and of course chew on them. I love putting them in my mouth. My favorite toy is called "woof woof". It is this little blanket with the head of a doggy that rattles. I love it so much. I chew on it and hug it all the time. It is so yummy.
We have also been going to the gym and working out. I will sleep for part of the time but usually wake up and mommy will just bike with me on her lap, hip and in her arms. She uses me as a weight some time and raises me above her head while riding on the bike. I like it so much. I just smile and laugh when she does it. But usually after about 15 minutes I get tired so we go home. But mommy is proud of me for doing well in the gym with her.

We miss you so very much. Because you asked, I will try to be better at posting blogs, but it is kind of difficult because sometimes we don't do anything very interesting. I love you Daddy and mommy told me to tell you that she loves you very much too.

Love,
Reamer V