Friday, June 23, 2006


6/23/06 - DJ went for his 6 month check up today. He is doing great and is right on schedule with his development. For those of you who have commented on how big DJ has gotten...he is 17.1 lbs (50th percentile) and 28" long (90th percentile).

He got 3 shots in the leg, he cried for a few seconds after each one and then it was over. He is sleeping peacefully now.

DJ's Gymboree Class

Below is what the Gymboree facility looks like. DJ attends the Level 2 class on Thursdays @ 5:00 pm

DJ loves this mini beach ball

DJ had so much fun lying on the parachute. When we would move it up and down he would just laugh non-stop.

DJ on top of the world

DJ and Aiden race to get the ball, looks like Aiden own this one ;)

Monday, June 19, 2006

DJ Graduates

DJ turned 6 months old on Friday 6/16 and it seems like everytime we blink an eye he is doing something new. He grabs for everything that we have now, especially the TV remote and the telephone.

We got the official moving up notice saying that as of Tuesday 6/20 DJ will be moving out of the infant room at his daycare and into the 1st toddler room. He is with his teacher Ms. Susan below who has taken care of him since he was 8 weeks old. DJ has adjusted well to daycare and always seems happy when we drop him off and pick him up. He loves to play with the other kids there and is learning a lot from watching them. He has even learned how to take toys away from the other kids :(

DJ has also "graduated" to the next car seat. We got him a big boy seat this weekend as he is almost too snug in his infant seat. Doesn't he look comfy?

DJ also "graduated" to the next level at Gymboree, he is now going to the Level 2 class which is for 6-10 month olds. He loves his time at Gymboree, we go once a week. Daddy saw how much he loved the balls and Gymbo the clown that he plays with during class and bought him his very own for playing with at home.

It kills Sophie to have balls in the house that she isn't allowed to play with, she keeps a close eye on them.

This outfit was given to DJ by Daryl's coworker is was too cute not to take a picture of it.
She got it at Disneyland and it says Lil Pirate on the front.

DJ gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth whenever he has the chance.

He is also able to balance himself for a few seconds after being helped up.

All smiles

It's all just too much for Sophie!

Monday, June 12, 2006

For those of you that haven't figures out how this site works, you can double click any of the pictures to enlarge them.

DJ has outgrown this tub but it is so convenient on the counter top

My attempt at giving DJ a mohawk , his curly hair wouldn't cooperate

Sophie is forever getting into something she shouldn't, I caught her this time!

DJ is really getting active

This was on Sunday, I couldn't believe my eyes! DJ may be crawling by the time Grandma Saundra comes to visit in 2 weeks.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Daddy's Boy

Daryl Sr. 1976

Daryl Jr. 2006

Water Baby

This week DJ went to the pool for the first time, he went back two more times later in the week. DJ and his buddies Aidan and Tom are below in the locker room of the Belmont Pool (they look excited don't they?). After his first swim, DJ had his first shower which he really liked.

DJ before his 2nd trip to the pool, he is smiling this time!

DJ and Daddy had a great time swimming on Saturday at Belmont!
DJ with Long Beach in the background

Floating in Dennis & Pat's pool on Sunday. Dennis and Pat fixed us a very yummy cedar planked salmon dinner, cereal & sweet potatoes for DJ.

DJ & Mommy (from Liz's baby shower)

Ready for a walk...L.A. baby!