Friday, December 28, 2007

I give up. I tried to embed a google map for the last 20 minutes. Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sid meets Santa @ the Elks

The Elks had a brunch for kids like Sidney at their lodge in Clearwater. Santa, Scooby Do and Bart Simpson were all there. The food was fantastic as were the folks. This organization really does allot for kids, and parents. We appreciate all their efforts and generosity very very much. Thanks guys, you do so much !

Christmas Cookies

Sidney tried his hand at baking. Each cookie has his handprint, and is delicious of course. Man we're having fun !
This morning Santa is having breakfast with SIdney, then we'll go to the beach. Life is good. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sidney meets his Great Grandpa

Thanksgiving flew by. SIdney met so many fine people (you know who you are) in Jamestown, New York, including his Great Grandpa Peterson. We ate and ate. Our friends visiting from Italy taught us how to 'think' between big meals. This was one fantastic gathering.

Next year we're doing it all over again, in an even bigger venue. We'll be celebrating Great Grandpa Peterson's 100th birthday and feasting for Thanksgiving. We can hardly wait.

Check our picasa site for more pictures and videos. :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sidney's First Flight went very well, aside the lost luggage.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sidney is Walking !

I don't think anything I can type will express how cool it is to see him walking. So I won't.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Sidney finally got to Trick or Treat. He wasn't really feeling well for October 31st, cutting teeth and suffering the effects of a flu shot, so he waited until November. Fun !

Monday, October 29, 2007

What are these ?

Sidney picked out his first pumpkin. He seems to know how to thump them and find the good ones. Pumpkin pie anyone ?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Visiting Friends

We spent the last week visiting with folks in Chunky and Meridian, MS. A friend was married, family cooked for us, and we had a blast. Sid played and played until he fell asleep playing with people. He still likes the golfcart, still wants to fight sleep, and still outlasts us.

For all the pictures, you folks that care know where our picasa page is. Take a peek !

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Visiting Mississippi

Sid is having a blast in Mississippi this week. He's visited alot of his mom and dad's friends. Everyone COOKS when you visit here :)

That's my grandpa showing me plants and trees. He's pretty cool, you know, for an older fella ;-)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sidney has glasses !

We picked up Sid's glasses today. We're reading about how to actually keep them on his face now. ;)

Friday, September 21, 2007

I like kids. They're like adults that are fun.

My parents have forgotten to update this online thing lately. Guess I'll do it myself. :)

When we were in Birmingham visiting Jack, daddy's big brother's wife's sister's kids needing someone to babysit them, so I obliged. They're good kids. They like to play LOUD and run around. I'm pretty good at yelling, but need to work on my running and imagining. Someone kept saying something about 'rough-housing' but their house was soft and smooth everywhere I touched it. The kids got a little quieter and didn't run as fast when one of the adults said 'rough-housing'. Guess the adults don't really know how to express themselves like we do.

We had alot of fun with their horse. He's named Jordan but mommy can't remember that part. She's stuck on calling him Taylor, which is kind of cute I guess. Daddy laughs everytime mommy gets it wrong. I try to act like I don't notice. Have you ever seen a big wooly horse that knew how to fetch pinecones ? He's pretty cool. Mommy and daddy say he's the biggest horse they've ever seen.

I took a few pictures of Jordan. Let's see if daddy remembers to paste them here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sid's visit to Jacks house

We're a very fortunate family. We have a great deal of support from friends, family, and our new friends the Smiths. They were kind enough to let us visit their son Jack this past weekend. He's doing very well, and solid as stone. We thought Sid was a beefy kid until we picked up Jack for the first time. Sid feels like a baby again in comparison !

Jack shared his toys, swing, and even his very own computer. Keeping up with his roaming is sure to keep them busy. We were really surprised to see how quickly he gets around. Nothing is safe at 2 years we realized.

Take a peek at the pictures on our picasa page: Jacks House

We sure had a blast !

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sidney's first Birthday

Yes, we had a blast. Sid was tuckered out and fell asleep in his present. See all the pictures here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Where's daddy ?

< today's post will be written by Sid >

Daddy didn't come home from work at the right time today. I listened and listened. Caesar perked up a couple of times, but they were false alarms. It's 3:30, and daddy is tardy ! Why are we going to Aunt Carols house ?

Daddy !

Hmm, so we're at Aunt Carols house, there's no hurricane, no trees fell that I'm aware of....

A birthday !?

Mine ?

No ? :-(

Aunt Carols ?! Aunts have birthdays too ? That's AWESOME ! I've got to come up with something especially cute for this occasion. Maybe I'll just hug her neck and pat her back... while I'm stealing her cake....

MMMMMMMmmmmm. Does she know sign language ? Woo hoo. She does ! MORE MORE !

Happy BIrthday Big Sis.

We love you.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dad's first outing alone with Sid

This morning I dropped Christie off at work around 6:45. Early Saturday mornings are a good time to do whatever shopping is required at the local WallyWorld. The only thing we buy there is dog food. Really.

I popped Sid's helmet on and we headed out. This was my first time to take him by myself. It's pretty odd once I thought about it. He's almost one year old, and we haven't been anywhere alone. The walmart tour was uneventful. He's unimpressed with the colorful toys. Same for the flashy signage and noisy TV displays. The PA system was equally annoying. Apparently the most impressive things at a big-box-store for an almost one year old are:

The gymnasium style lights, really high up there.
The downward blast of air upon entering the store for HVAC purposes.

Leap kept him happy on the way home, and we didn't see a point to ride around burning that high dollar gasoline for no reason. Couldn't quite get his helmet to fit proper either. Just enough room for a bottle in there, but he's having a little trouble holding the helmet up AND his bottle when we take turns on the suzuki.

He's quite happy to pull up on anything within reach, and likes to examine every single toy in his toy-box. Three examinations per toy seems to be his threshold for attention, then he's on to inspecting all things verticle. The sound of the sliding glass door impresses him, as he smacks it with an open palm.

There's Saturday in a nutshell. I really don't know where women get the energy to raise kids.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

What's that ?

< Today's post will be written by Sid >

Daddy's outside working on his truck. Mommy's grilling hamburgers, and Nana is playing tirelessly with me. It's been a pretty fun weekend. Just now I've decided to let the family know I can drink from a normal glass, so long as there is something fun in it. Fun means sweet and sticky, and the possibility of making other things really sticky. Like my clothes. My vibrating bouncy chair is a good thing to get all sticky too.

Speaking of diapers, mommy bought some really un-fun types lately. I had just perfected the task of squishing interesting bits of poo out of that last brand. You know how some brands work really really good for this, right ? Bah, these new ones are just no fun at all.

Think I"ll keep mommy up till about 9:30 tonight playing with all the cushions on the couch. They're really much more comfortable for me on the floor. Kinda silly to keep them all together when the floor is a much better play area.

Time to mention something interesting to daddy and see if he can figure out what I said. That guy, he's alright and all, he means well, he just doesn't get it sometimes. I'm obviousely screaming for him to pick up the BLUE block and put it in my bucket. The RED block is soooOOooo yesterday. Is he dense or what ?

Hello 7:30. Time for a bit of yelling and then a boobie break or two, just to keep mommy on her toes. She's a keeper.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sids First Pool Play Time

Yesterday we took Sidney for his first day at the pool. It was warm and sunny, and he was sweating after the short walk from our apartment. He kicked and cooed, splashed and smiled. He really likes to splash, and he really doesn't like to wear floaties.

He'll really enjoy going to Christie's uncles' house and playing in his pool next weekend! It's only 700 short miles away.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sidney Sidney !

This morning someone finally said their own name. Bed hair, wrinkled t-shirt, and covers all around, "Sidney Sidney!"

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fireworks ? pffft - He's standing up !

Yep, Sid's standing up unassisted for a few moments now. And dancing. And occasionally saying 'idney'. I guess the S takes a while.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Well hello there.

Sid has managed to cut his first tooth ! His mom is so excited, and has told me a stern 'no  sidney' is all it will take to prevent damaging her feeding bits.

Woo hoo !

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Where's Sid ?

Sid's started playing peek-a-boo now. And rolling to various vertical things around the living room. And pulling up on various things around the living room. And walking around said various things around the living room. Man, when does this parenting thing get easy ?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Welcome !

We're Sidney's mom and dad, and we want to share a little bit of our lives. If you're looking for information about Apert, you would likely find better information on teeter's page (

You can keep up with our pictures at and there are additional recovery pictures for folks that request them. 

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