Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday! love, BC, Shiloh and Declan

Sunday, December 21, 2008

And the stockings were hung...

Along with our first Christmas tree we also have our first stockings...handmade by me! This was the second sewing project that I have tackled (I made a blanket out of my old t-shirts once). They don't have our names on them yet becuase I haven't decided how I'm going to do that, but the green ones are for dad and Declan and the red one is mine:)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2 teeth

This past week has been a tough one, exciting, but tough...Dec's 2nd tooth came in and he did not fare well with the discomfort, then again, neither did we! Today he was much better, but the last couple of nights weren't much fun. We're still unable to get a picture of the 2 little teeth, it's hard to even sneak a peek, but they're there and they sure are cute:) Oh, and he still hasn't taken to eating cereal or avocado...he clamps his little mouth shut and turns his head the other way! I think we'll take a week off while we're visiting family for the holidays and give it another go when we get back.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm 6 months old!

Our "little" guy is 6 months old! We just got back from the doctor and he weighed in at 18 lbs and 14 ounces (75%) and is 28 inches long (95%)!! He is healthy and happy:) He did great with his shots couldn't be there, so mom had to stay in the room with him:( Last month he learned to sit up and got a tooth, we are excited to see what this month will bring!He no longer lets me put his sign on his lap...that's why it is upside down in the first picture!

Downtown at the circle

Saturday night we bundled Dec up and went downtown to see the lights at the circle. It was a really chilly night, but he enjoyed looking around at all the people and lights...he loves sitting up in his stroller. We even got to see a real reindeer! He also liked looking at the told him they were big dogs:)

Declan's first tooth!

Declan cut his first tooth! Last Wednesday night Declan woke up twice screeching and screaming and at 3 in the morning we didn't think to check to see if a tooth was coming in. It wasn't until Saturday morning that I noticed something in his mouth and when I felt his gums, sure enough there was a sharp little bottom tooth!! He's been teething for awhile and we had just bought him a new teether on's wooden and made in Germany by Selecta (the colors are vegetable dyed)...I think it's the greatest teether ever! Of course I can't get a picture of his new tooth because he keeps pulling his lower lip in when I try!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Declan's new drum

While Grandma and Grandpa were down we went to our new favorite toy store (Mass Ave Toys) and Declan got a new drum! He's doing a good job drumming (it lights up when you hit it) and if we put him on his tummy it rolls while making music to encourage him to move towards it and crawl. Since he will not even attempt to roll from his tummy to his back, maybe crawling will be next! Oh, and Grandpa bought a few toys for himself too!

Happy birthday Grandpa!

Happy birthday Grandpa!! Grandma and Grandpa Butler came down this week and we got to celebrate (a little bit early) Grandpa's birthday by going to the toy store and having, Declan did not get any frosting this time! Today is his actual birthday and we hope he has a wonderful day:) Love you Grandpa!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Forget cereal, give me cupcakes!

This morning Declan decided that he no longer wanted cereal and thought that a cupcake would be better! As BC grabbed a cupcake, Declan stuck his chubby little fingers in the icing and then put them directly in his mouth...this all happened in about 2 seconds, he was too quick for either of us to do anything! Being the mom that I am, he was promptly cleaned up and put in his chair for some cereal, which he didn't really eat because he still doesn't like it:) Oh well, I guess he has a sweet tooth just like his dad!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Yucky cereal!

Since Declan is almost 6 months old we decided to give him his first taste of you can see he was not too happy about it! I tried it myself and have to agree that it is quite yucky:) Maybe he'll do better with bananas and avocado..oh I can't wait to see that mess!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our first Christmas tree...

Since BC and I have spent the last 6 years in LA we never had a Christmas tree (it didn't make sense to have one in an apartment and we always came home for Christmas anyway) so, we were very excited to go pick out our first tree this year! Monday night we went out in the freezing cold to find our tree and to get all the "stuff" we needed (thanks to my sister for her old ornaments and my brother for the tree stand). Seeing as though we had never decorated a tree before we thought that 2 boxes of lights would be sufficient...nope! The second picture shows our tree on Monday night:) Declan and I went out the next day to get some more lights and we finished "trimming the tree" that night. We still don't have a tree topper (I bought an angel, but we're returning it because it's kind of ugly) so, we'll have to figure something out for the top! Now we just need some presents to go under it!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Declan's Baptisim

Sunday, November 30 was a very special day for us...Declan was baptized at St. Charles Borromeo Church, the church that BC grew up in and where we were married. Declan wore a baptismal gown that has been in the O'Rourke family for more than 100 years, BC was also baptized in this gown! Of course he left his mark on it by slobbering all over it! His godparents are Uncle Kienan and Emily (BC's cousin), we think the 3 of them are a good match:) It was a wonderful day with both of our families celebrating with us.