Thursday, May 28, 2009


We suddenly have a picky eater on our hands! The little boy who ate anything we put in front of him is starting to look at his food and decide by what it looks like whether or not he will eat it. He pushes my hand away (the puppas like this when he catches me off guard and the food goes flying onto the floor), or turns his head and closes his mouth real tight. He will feed himself a lot of different foods, but for some reason won't eat the fruits and veggies that he loves pureed if they are cut up in pieces on his plate. Today we tried kiwi and strawberries and he wanted nothing to do with them. I thought it might be because they are wet, but he ate his mac and cheese and tofu just fine, and they are both wet. So who knows. He is especially pushing away green food right now. I really hope this doesn't last. Mealtimes are getting frustrating for Mommy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First Salon Trip

Maxwell had a real haircut today at a salon in Santa Monica called "First Cuts." They were AWESOME! Cool rocket ship chairs, toys, Elmo on a flat screen in front of each seat...plenty of distractions for a toddler who may not be so thrilled to be wetted down and have a stranger come at them with a comb and pair of sharp, shiny scissors! Jasmin did an awesome job and our big boy looks oh so stylin' with his new do!

Before: Long bangs in the eyes

It's raining!

Such a good boy, almost done:

The rocket chair:

Being shy in the car:

Official Announcement

The Ingham Family is expanding! David and Jennifer are expecting baby #2 in november of '09.

The belly has already "popped!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Zoo Daze

The Ingham Family started their zoo journal today...:o)

For our birthdays, Brenda and Dewey gave David and I an annual pass to the LA Zoo. Since it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we decided to start using it right away! When we went to the zoo last summer, Maxwell was only a couple months old and he slept through the whole trip. Today was much more fun for all of us!

First we went to the petting zoo where we saw sheep, a pig, and lots of goats. Maxwell of course called them all "doggie."

Next we stopped by the prairie dogs to say hello and visit an animal that he could (sort of) call by its name. They have this cool little exhibit where you can pop your head up a hole like you are living right there with the prairie "doggies."

We hiked up the hill (while I commented on missing the nice flat zoo in Brookfield, IL) to visit the hippo, rhino, monkeys, chimps, orangutangs, tigers, giraffs and zebras. We saw lots of sleeping animals today.

pink "doggies?" NO....flamingoes!

Watching the monkeys swing on the ropes...

Maxwell, mommy and a giraffe, May 2009

Maxwell, mommy and a giraffe, June, how he has changed!

It was very crowded and not even that hot, only about 80 degrees, but the animals were camping out in the shade. We had lunch on a bench and even saw our neighbors Lara and Ella. :o) After a few hours in the sun, Maxwell was all tuckered out and fell asleep on the walk back to the car.

All in all, we had a great day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Maxwell is ONE!

Happy Birthday, Baby Boy! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

That being said, I don't have time to blog right now because it took forever for that photo to load and Maxwell just woke up. Must run...more to come!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Birthday Boy

It's hard to believe that Maxwell is about to turn one year old. I feel like I was pregnant yesterday with him, and to think that it's been a year??? Not possible. The nine months of my pregnancy went so slow, especially those last few weeks. And now there is this little man in my life, and the first year has disappeared like a blur. One year ago today I was pacing around the house, waiting those last few hours before we went to the hospital. I remember the way the house FELT, how it smelled, what the atmosphere looked and sounded and felt like, and knew that it would forever be different the next time I came home.

I am so grateful that I have been able to be home with him. Dave and I relish teaching him new things and witnessing all the new and different skills he masters. The first time he rolled over I was sitting right here in the computer chair while he was happily bouncing around on a blanket next to me. From that day on, he was off! Now, walking is right around the corner and I am definitely going to have my hands full!

So, Wednesday is the big day, when my little guy will officially be one and start the journey towards two candles on the birthday cake. The celebration will be on Saturday afternoon, and I will be sure to post pictures after the big event.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hello Readers!

Dave and I realized recently that we haven't posted anything on the blogspot in ages, so here we go! Enjoy some photos from the last couple months!

Everything in Inghamtown is going well. Dave is super busy at work and has a lot of travels coming up. His trip to India was rescheduled and he will be overseas from February 6-13. He then goes back to New York in the beginning of March.

Maxwell and I are having fun at home together, as always. He has grown so much and is changing every day. He has been sleeping strangely lately; sometimes not taking naps and staying up late, waking in the middle of the night, etc. We are hoping that this is only a phase, and he did better today.

Maxwell is such a big boy! He is almost 30 inches long and 19+ lbs! He is above average for his height and a little below for his weight, but the doctor says he is perfect. He's lean and mean and moving' and shakin'! He is crawling all over the place and is now also pulling himself up! Check it out:

He is also feeding himself finger foods!

Thanks for reading and we'll try to be better about keeping in touch from now on.