Tuesday, October 6, 2009


My Aunt Chrissy sent me this bunny for Easter this year. It's the first inanimate object that I tried to make eyes at and have a conversation with! I guess I figured since it had a little mouth that it would talk back to me. I was wrong and my Mommy & Daddy have the embarrassing footage to prove it. Oh well! I am a baby after all...

Sweet Boy

My Mommy was holding me when she took this picture. This was when I would actually snuggle with her! I'm almost three months old here.


Here I am the first time in the exersaucer. I used it more for teething in the very beginning than playing! The exersaucer certainly wasn't used like it was for Haleigh - I'm much too independent to be held captive in something like an exersaucer. I would only give that thing 5-10 minutes max before I wanted my freedom back!

A Little Snoozer

When I was much younger, I would actually fall asleep in the stroller while we were at the playground or something. It was rare, but not as impossible as it is now for me.

Such a boy

My Mommy and Daddy are always saying what a "boy" I am. I mean, what does that mean??? Of course I'm a "boy" - I'm a boy!!!

Here I am sucking on my lips - one of the phases I went through. I also loved to suck on my own tongue, which made for some pretty silly noises!!

Mommy & Me


By the looks of this picture, my Mommy and Daddy weren't sure if my eyes would turn brown or not. They certainly weren't as dark as my Mommy's. But sure enough, they darkened up just a month or two later!

Tummy Time


I really loved tummy time! It helped to get me super strong so that I could crawl and roll and have some independence.

Backyard Picnic

We had our first backyard picnic one day and it was pretty bright outside... it's a good thing my Mommy had her sunglasses to share with me!

Are you ready for some football?

Man, it wasn't even football season and Haleigh wanted to see me in her teddy bear's helmet! I can't believe my Mommy actually went along with it... cruel, cruel, cruel...


My Mommy and Daddy always tell me that I'm the most smiley baby! I almost always have a smile on my face. I'm a pretty happy guy!


My Mommy loves to bake with Haleigh and she says she can't wait until I'm old enough to participate, too! For now, I'll just be a spectator - but I foresee some fights in the future regarding who gets to lick the spoon!

Out in the backyard...

This was my first time going out in the backyard. What can I say...the winters are long and cold in Cleveland. Oh, and don't mind the hat. My Mommy wanted to take me out in a hurry because Haleigh and Daddy were outside playing. She grabbed her winter hat!

Sitting Up

This isn't the best picture of me, but it definitely shows my skills. At 2 1/2 months I was already starting to support myself sitting up!

Baby Ben or Calvin Klein Ad?

My Mommy took this picture of me and it certainly does look like it could be a poster for a Calvin Klein ad, if I do say so myself!

Easter Dinner

After all of the morning festivities and a nice long nap, we got to get ready to go to my Grandma and Grandpa's house for Easter dinner. I must say, I looked like quite the stud muffin!

Looking good, eh?

Even cuter with my cool hat on:

With Grandma:

With my Aunt Laurie:

The cutest grandkids ever:

The Hocevar men:

Easter Morning

There are so many firsts for me! This year I got to enjoy my first Easter morning. We woke up, searched for our Easter baskets from the Easter Bunny, went on an egg hunt and relaxed at home. It was fun to watch Haleigh having so much fun with it - it makes me see what I have to look forward to when I'm big like she is!

Dressing up as a bunny is not particularly "my thing", but I played along anyway.

I mean, if the dog can do it... I can do it, too, right?

Here, Haleigh is enjoying MY white chocolate Easter ducky! Just wait, Haleigh, you take mine now while I'm defenseless.... but there will be paybacks!

Here I am standing like a big boy at 10 weeks:

Indians Opening Day - 2009

This year marked my first opening day for the Cleveland Indians. My sister and I dressed up in our Indian's gear and headed to the mall to visit the Easter Bunny!

As you can see, Haleigh wimped out. I was so brave and everyone treated me like I was older than just 2 months old. I mean, look at me. My Mimi doesn't call me "little bruiser" for nothing! I look as big as Haleigh did when she was 18 months old sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap! Check it out here: Haleigh and the Easter Bunny


It really is rough being a little brother. As you can see, I am never sure what is coming my way...

Well, it was just fake food this time... at least she's sharing with me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

9 Weeks Old - Related?

Here is a comparison of me vs. Haleigh at 9 weeks old. We still definitely look related! Maybe it's the cheeks??

My First Road Trip!

When I turned 2 months old I went on a road trip with Haleigh, my Mommy and Mimi. Mimi flew out to make the trip with us and my Daddy flew out to Virginia at the end of the week to drive back to Ohio with us. I did so great and only cried for a total of about 45 minutes the whole trip. Not bad for a two month old! I really had a great time meeting so many family members for the first time!

This is the first time meeting my cousins and here I am hanging out with Lauren and Haleigh:

Sitting next to Lauren - she is 4 1/2 years old here and I am 2 months old. You can really see how big I am!

Here I am with my Great Grandma:

Here, Uncle is feeding me:

Gotta get those burps out!

I'm 2 Months Old!

Time is flying by. Here I am at 2 months:

Me and Daddy

Most people think I look a lot like my Daddy. When I was first born it was unmistakable. As I am getting a bit older, people are seeing both my Mommy and Daddy in me. I know, for sure, that I have my Mommy's brown eyes!


My Mommy LOVES this picture of me. When she looks back on the time when I was a little baby, this is the face she will remember. My cheeks especially! With this look, I realized I can get whatever I want. I need to remember this in a few years!!

All Boy

There is no doubt that I am a boy. I just look like one. Lots of babies, I've heard, you can't tell if they are a boy or a girl. With me, there is no doubt. Thank goodness! I would hate to be mistaken for a GIRL! Ew!

This is SO embarrassing!

This is the sort of thing that happens when you have a big sister. I hate to think of what she has in store for me down the road. Thankfully, I've already outgrown the baby doll stroller so this was a short-lived phase for her!

Muscle Man!

Yep, that's me... and my muscles! I'm already showing them off. Where's the beach??

7 Week Photo Shoot

When I was 7 weeks old, my Mommy and Daddy took me to get my first professional pictures done. They came out really good!! The photographer was really surprised at how strong I was already!