Saturday, July 24, 2010

Eleven months!

Ok - I feel like a broken record, because I say this every month, but I can't believe another month has flown by. And of course, it was another big one, with the highlight being walking! It took about a month for him to really take off...I remember the day after he turned 10 months, he took like 1.5 steps from the coffee table to me. Then on the 4th of July, he took 4 or 5 steps from Miss Julie to me. Earlier this week, it's like he woke up and said "I'm gonna walk today" and he was off! It was an obvious difference over night! He has gotten better and better since then, too! Here are some other things he is up to:

-Loves, loves, loves to read! Other loves include being outside, playing with his sister, making messes in the kitchen, baths and of course Miss Julie and her boys! (Check out this video of his reaction to Julie coming to get him in the morning!)
-Doesn't care much for the church nursery. We're working on it...any suggestions?
-Favorite foods by far are raspberries and blueberries. A close second is Mac & Cheese as well as Broccoli Cheddar bites. He also enjoys pasta, turkey burgers and mini turkey/veggie meat-loafs. Bananas are still enjoyed as are frozen waffles. He is not a big fan of too many veggies, but I try to sneak them in every day.
-He is wearing mostly 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers.
-Says "Mama" and "Dada" all the time, but I still don't think he really knows what he is saying...but, he is very aware of his surroundings
-We had a rough patch with sleeping when he was sick this month, but he is back to sleeping from ~7 to ~6. He takes two naps as well.
-Tooth #6 is still trying to make an appearance...it is right there, but hasn't broken through the gum yet. This one is taking forever!
-He is a very active and very happy little kiddo!

As just mentioned, this kid is pretty active, so the monthly pics are getting harder and harder to capture. Here are my attempts!!







Jenni

Friday, July 16, 2010

My hiatus

So, as you may (or may not have) noticed, I have taken a bit of a blogging hiatus. This was completely unintentional, but what can I say? Life got in the way of blogging. I had a couple of weeks that were tough emotionally, physically and mentally. But, God is good, and I know he won't hand me more than I can handle, and we are doing well.

So, that being said, what's going on lately? Well, our little man is very close to walking. He has been taking steps for quite a while now (almost a month?), but I won't claim yet that he is really walking. But, it's close. And I have a feeling that running is right behind that! We have been playing out in the backyard in the evenings lately, and he loves it. All boy. Loves playing in the dirt (I have to keep a close eye on him so he doesn't EAT the dirt, but whatever) and loves playing with his sister.

Well, I'll let the pictures really show what we have been up with!

My All American Boy on the 4th! Also, his first day to try Brisket. He liked it!

Connor and Sophie. I stuck him in the corner hoping to keep him still...

Obviously that didn't last!

Brad and Deanna came to visit! (Excuse the lack of make up...it was early!)

Playing at Brandon's first birthday!

He loves some Mac-n-Cheese!


So, I went to the dentist and had a couple of fillings done. Well, I must have had an issue with the shots (they had to give me THREE doses!) because my cheek hurt for a week, and I ended up getting this bruise!!

He almost jumps out of my arms when we walk outside because he gets so excited!


All boy!


Bath time fun!

Jenni