Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eirik looking cute

Eirik wearing big kid clothes after a mess at Golden Corral.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rolling Over!

Today Eirik had a visit at the Neonatal Followup Clinic at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital here in Tacoma. Eirik had a busy morning and got to meet with a physical therapist, social worker, occupational therapist, nurse and nurse practitioner. Of course our little guy was a total flirt around the ladies and was as cute as could be.

Here's what we found out:

  • Eirik weighs 12 pounds, 5 ounces. He's a little more that 2-1/2 times his birth weight.
  • He's 23.75 inches long, so wee-man is 5 inches taller than his birth height.
  • Eirik has no developmental delays
  • He is in excellent health
While the physical therapist was evaluating him, she got him to roll over from his tummy to his back assisted. A little while later, he figured out how to do it on his own and did it a couple of times for us! It was so cool!

Of course we had to show Otis when we got home, and then Kelly got out her phone camera so all of our loyal readers can enjoy the show, too.

We're just tickled that Eirik is doing so well and that he continues to amaze and delight us on a daily basis.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


So Eirik surprised us by his love of being able to stand up and just hang on to either one of us as he looked around. Seeing as how wee man has no interest in tummy time, we decided to set up the most excellent bouncer that Jennifer from work gave us when she wanted to reclaim her garage space...

Our kid is a nut for bouncing, and it's funny but he loves to bounce his burps out after eating. He'll get halfway through his bottle and then start pushing his legs out to bounce against either one of us. It's funny, cute, and annoying all at the same time.

Here are some photos of our bouncin' baby boy having a blast in his jumper!

"Stop bouncing you say? Pbbbbbt..."

"No freakin' way! I thought those were fake!"

Serious kid looks serious.

Eirik staring at the lights

When Kelly first raced dirt track cars, she needed a phone book to reach the pedals. Eirik needs a photo album to reach the floor.

Invisible hammer

"No way!"

Monday, June 15, 2009

Photo Installment

The Richardson Residence has succumbed to the Evil that Facebook... Hence, we haven't been posting much here at our blog... We are working on trying to change that for the better for all of our friends and family that tend to look here for new updates and photos of Eirik.

So without further ado, here are some photos of our cutie in action!

Eirik and Toby and Eddie taking a nap

Eirik sleeping in Uncle Logan's arms

When I grow up, I want drawings like yours!

Otis and Eddie and Eirik having an afternoon snuggle

Kelly and Eirik asleep on the couch during an episode of MacGyver

Eirik doing his Kenny impersonation after a bath

Eirik is catching up to Eddie in height and weight... the fight for the bed is a little more evenly matched

Om nom nom nom nom... fingers are tasty!

I don't know what mom is planning, but it can't be good with that grin

Chillin' with dad after PT

Hanging out with Auntie Candy while Mom and Dad have "Date Night"

"No Kitty, that's my blanket!"

Hey Mom and Dad, I know the economy sucks... But can you not make me look like a homeless guy?

Eating some peaches: Yer doin' it wrong

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Visiting the Lims

One of the things that we miss most about being new parents is hanging out with our friends. We especially rockin' out with our friends Adam and Beth, and their kids Mia, Angelina and Ethan.

Ethan playing with Kelly's guitar

Otis and "girlfriends" - Angelina (front) and Mia (back)

Beth and Eirik

Mia getting her cute on

Angelina insisting that she sings better than Otis (which is true)

Adam focusing on Call of Duty with Mia giving us some of her inner diva

Beth and Eirik

Ethan dancing to Rock Band music

Ethan looking concerned over that usurper on Beth's lap

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The many faces of sleeping Eirik

Most of Eirik's day right now is being taken up by sleeping. We're grateful for that because we know that sooner than we'd like, he's going to be up and running and being a complete go-go kid like his mom.

So here are some pictures of little man being fast asleep and really sweet.

Eirik asleep in his Boppy-nest

Eirik swaddled on Kelly's lap

Nothing's sweeter than a sleeping baby... Except a sleeping baby snuggling with you!

Otis and Eirik asleep after PT

Kelly and Eirik taking an afternoon siesta

Spring Time Flowers

One of the most wonderful things about coming out of winter is the look and smell of spring flowers. Nothing compares with the sweet smell of lilies, hyacinths, violets, tulips and many of the other spring flowers that bloom and chase away the last vestiges of winter with their colorful petals.

Eirik and I took a walk late last month to enjoy the area around Titlow Park and took some photos of one sleepy baby and some pretty flowers we picked along the way.

Eirik and Eddie

Before Eirik came along, we were the proud parents of three fur children:

Eddie (12 years old)

Lady (3 years old)

and, last, but not any way by a long shot, least -

Toby (2 years old).

We freely admit that we shamelessly spoiled them - their very own cat fountain, an IKEA cat bed, comfy blankets on the windows to look outside, outside birds that were fed for their amusement, tasty food, treats, toys, catnip and and open door to our bedroom. We were slightly concerned when Eirik came along that our original "children" would be quite upset.

So far, things have been OK, not perfect, but OK. Lady is indifferent, and Toby, Kelly's former "baby," has taken to sulking by sleeping in the kitchen in his cat bed by the back window and ignoring Kelly.

Eddie, however, has taken on his familiar role of "kitten raiser" and is hard at the task of minding Eirik. One of the more interesting things he does is wake up Kelly by tapping her on the head when Eirik is starting to stir before she knows it.

Hey, boss... I think your kitten is about to wake up.

As Eddie has gotten older, he's slowed down a little and one of his favorite things to do is nap in the sunshine. Not to mention that he loves to snuggle with little man.

Eirik: I'll fight you for the bed.
Eddie: I still outweigh you 2 to 1, wee man...

And as the head cat of the house and Kelly's longtime companion, it comes as no surprise that he's also added protector to his job role. Nothing quite like having a furry guardian to watch over you.

Yes, I know this is your bed, but there it's my job to watch out for monsters!

If Eddie were a dog - this would be him!

Eirik and Kelly at Sonic

When Kelly was pregnant with Eirik, one of the worst cravings she had was for the famous Cherry Lime-aid of Sonic Drive-In. When Kelly was living in South Carolina, Sonic was just down the road, and she often stopped there on her way to inspect pools on Hilton Head Island.

Flash forward a couple of years to Labor Day... In the icky-morning sickness days of being pregnant, one of those Cherry Lime-Aids sure sounded good. Needless to say, Sonic wasn't down the road, so on a trip to Idaho, Kelly stopped in Spokane, Washington for one of those famous drinks. (And to get one for the road, too!)

My pregnancy, sponsored by Sonic!

Almost a year later, we now have a Sonic in Puyallup and on our trip to Wisconsin, we just had to stop at the Sonic on Miller Parkway in Milwaukee for one of those famous Cherry Lime-aids, a coney dog, and of course, the tots!

Repeat after me: Hello, my name is Kelly, and I'm a Limeaidaholic.

But Kelly wasn't the only recipient of that luscious Labor Day Lime-aid... So here we have some shameless pictures of Eirik posing with some of the delights of Sonic!

Eirik with a coney dog that's as big as he is.

No, go find your own tots!