crazy legs: the blog

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Ongoing Adventures of "Crazy Legs" Dundee

OK, so we've really been slacking lately on the blog. Work and baseball season have really just taken up too much of our time. So, in an attempt to save face with our relatives, and keep them up to date with news of the infant, here's a rapidly thrown together synopsis of the past few weeks.

So much to cover, including...
  • Colin's trip to Uncle Scott's house in Indy
What a long, strange trip it was. Crazy Legs' longest trip in the carseat was a bit rocky at times but ultimately he had a great time, rollicking in the sun and spending time with Grandparents McBride, Uncles John and Scott, Aunt Erica and Cousin Biff. However, some ugliness came out of it...
  • JellyGate
The scandal to beat all scandals; an utter disruption of Colin's feeding pattern. It all happened so fast. I recall there was a hyperactive baby. A jelly-coated spoon was involved. And ever since then Colin refuses to eat his veggies. Main suspects in the fiasco include G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and the aforementioned "Uncle Scott".

Last but not least, there was
  • Colin's baptism
Becky, Jeff and their son Ben all made the trip (as did the grandparents and Aunt Michele) to witness Colin getting doused by very chilly water. And although he was a bit under the weather, a bit tired, and most likely very hungry, he was a very good baby throughout. You can see pictures in the latest Flickr fotoset, which chronicles all of March and April.

And so much more! Some of which I don't even recall! The days and weeks are flying by, and we really need to do a better job of keeping up with this blog. It's just that we get wrapped up in our lives, and neglect reporting the details here. But, we'll recommit ourselves to the task at hand.

He's currently sleeping soundly about 5 feet away. We'll let you know of any breaking developments.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 with...the socks?

Colin apparently hates having socks on his feet. I don't hink it's socks in general that he hates - just when they're on his feet. I spend more time pulling them out of his mouth and trying to pin down his crazy legs to get them back on than the amount of time they actually stay on his feet. It alternates between being really endearing and unbelievably annoying. Just saying.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Zmmph dbbbbbshdbbd

Sleep pattern disrupted again.

So tired. Awake every hour or so.


Need to figure out baby sleep.


So so tired.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Trial and error

Colin eats his first carrots....

We will be introducing new foods every 3-4 days for now, starting with veggies and then moving to fruits. It's pretty exciting, and extremely messy.

...and seems to enjoy it.

Also on the news front, Colin's all set for his upcoming christening on April 24th. Baby Ben's parents (or as we know them, Becky and Jeff) have agreed to be Colin's godparents, and the grandparents, Aunt Michele and the notorious Uncle Scott should be coming into town for the ceremony. Cross your fingers for good weather!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Sooooo true

Shamelessly stolen directly from Daddy Types and the Wall Street Journal. Please don't sue us; we have bile-filled guilt trips to impose.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Zero and 1/2

Remember when you judged your age in half-years, i.e. "I'm 5 and 1/2 years old"? Well, Colin can now use fractions instead of months.

He's 0-1/2 years old today. Or he can use the decimal system: he's 0.5 today.

And hopefully, he'll celebrate by being a good boy and letting his tired mom and dad get more than 2 hours of sleep in a row tonight! Given the fact that it's been days since he slept well on his own, what a great gift that would be! Let's hold our breath and wish REAL HARD for this to come true, and then blow out all those candles!

Happy 6 months, Colin!

Seriously, it's quite amazing how much our lives have been enlightened throughout our time with Colin, and (other than the sleeping thing) it's always such fun to spend time with him and watch him try to make sense of the world around him. I'll take another six months just like it.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Peas be with you

Some great advice from about introducing nasty veggies into the baby's world.

He doesn't recommend the following technique:
The Mexican Standoff - It's almost sunset. The sun is beating down on your neck. You have your trusty 6-shooter (Gerber Heat Sensing Spoons) backing you up. You are confident. It's you against the child in a battle of wills. You will blink first.

Since Colin will be 6 months tomorrow, and starting veggies any day now, we need to keep this in mind.