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New year, new haircut

15 months old
By Mom

Either I stockpiled enough confidence, or Archer’s hair just got too out of control… maybe both. Point is, we decided to cut it tonight during dinner. Here are a few of the things we learned:

1. The reason you use sharp shears instead of more snub-nosed all-purpose cutters is because a sharper blade wouldn’t choke through the thicker cuts.
2. Toddlers move constantly.
3. Wow, Archie needed a haircut!

Before:

After:

Here’s a video of the funnier moments:

And a couple pre-haircut shots, because they’re fun…

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Halloween in Review

14 months old
By Mom

Archer’s Halloween was furry, fuzzy, and, of course, very cute! He visited my office for a Kids’ Spookfest with cubicle trick-or-treating, and then we visited Dad’s office just to say hello!

Here is a collection of Halloween photos, in case you missed them on Facebook. (And if you aren’t using Facebook, I highly recommend it! It’s my go-to place to post pictures.)

Kids trick or treat in the office. We have Chewbacca! on Twitpic

The last few are from photographer Rebecca E. Eden, who took Halloween photos in our new favorite place, Family Grounds Café. I’m never fast enough to capture Archie’s grin like she did! Even though we only had Archie’s Chewbacca headpiece with us, I’m so glad we ran into her.

And here’s a video clip of Arch as Chewbacca (or “Archewbacca”, if you prefer).

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Archer’s first birthday: photos, at least!

13 months
By Mom

Okay, so I haven’t edited the first-birthday video down just yet.
“A few days”… ha! I will get to it, it just may take until his next birthday!

Until then, here are some of the excellent photos that Archer’s Aunt Kym took that day (9/12/09). Enjoy!


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Archer’s first beach

11.5 months
By Mom

We’ve just returned from our first vacation with Archer! We stayed for a week-long beach respite in Glenn, Michigan (near Saugatuck) in a quiet cottage with Jed’s mother Mary, Jed’s cousin Kym, and her girlfriend Melissa. We were all hoping for more cooperative weather (only two of six days were rain-free, and those same two were the only to break 80 degrees) but all in all it was a good time. Archer was very cautious with the sand and surf on his first day at Oval Beach in Saugatuck. (See the first video below.) On the second day, a nearby sand shovel belonging to a very nice boy (who shared) was enough motivation to get Archer traveling in the sand.

Speaking of traveling, the whole trip turned out to be Archer’s intensive locomotion workshop. By the end of our stay at the cottage, he was taking strings of 5-8 steps on his own (without us giving him a target of any kind)! We didn’t catch a video of his first independent steps, but below is one taken on the day after our return home.

Archer’s favorite part of his cottage stay was the overwhelming number of ceiling fans there. Over half the rooms had them, and Archer loved pointing to each one as he moved from room to room, or even just randomly. He’s doing a lot of pointing, babbling, and trying his best to imitate silly (but complex) mouth sounds. In fact, he said “Hi!” several times, but we’re not sure if it should count as his first word – he was mimicking one of us each time.

We’re looking forward to many beaches to come – so much that we already have a trip planned for next summer! (Carlsbad, CA, look out!)

And here’s the one you’ve been waiting for…

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Must-see video: 18 months in the making

10 months old
By Mom

It’s the video you’ve all been waiting for! (If that’s actually true, I’m sorry we took so long)!

Jed started taking photos of my pregnant belly when I was five or six weeks pregnant. There wasn’t much to see back then, but the plot surely thickened.

Because I was so delayed in finishing this after Archer was born, we kept taking photos – about once per month. As I finally edited this tonight, it amazed me just how fast Archie has grown.

This video is our first creative endeavor that has ever made me cry! We hope you like it, too. Please let us know what you think!

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I want to go to there!

9.5 months old
By Mom

Archer’s beginning to pull up on EVERYTHING. Dressers, boxes, chairs, Mom and Dad, and soon I’m sure it will be the cats. He can even climb up the stairs! Tell you one thing, Mom and Dad were hoping Archer wouldn’t want to get to this many places so soon. I know, I know, mobility is good. That will be our mantra as we chase him around the house.

Here’s one of Archer’s favorite ways to stick his nose up at babyproofing. He first did this almost immediately after we put it up for the first time. Guess we can’t fence him in!

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Archie’s First Easter

7 and a half months old
By Dad

Archie’s first Easter was a lot of fun! In addition to sharing his lizard impersonation with us, we also got a lot of really cute pictures of him, including a great shot of him holding his new Easter basket (which is the same one I had at his age). Archie definitely seemed to enjoy being the center of attention, being extra cute for his Nonna,  Aunt Kym, and Aunt Melissa. But then, what would Easter be without a little ham?

Archer and his first Easter basket

Archer and his first Easter basket

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