I turned 7 months old last week! Mommy and I can barely remember everything I did last month because I am even busier these last few weeks!
But here goes....
A and L had Thanksgiving week off from school, so we headed to Oklahoma for a few days. I really enjoyed playing with cousin L, but like most girls, she thinks she is the boss! :)
I went for my 6 month check-up and got the thumbs-up! I am up to 18 pounds. Mommy says I get a break and won't go back for another visit until I am 9 months old.
I love hanging out with Aunt J and the girls when Mommy is working. Aunt J says that I am growing too fast and that I am a good boy when I am there. Well, of course! :)
I am keeping the bib industry in business because I need a new one frequently. No tooth yet, but I can assure you I am working on it! To keep my gums happy, I have become a great taste-tester. Magazines are pretty and make fun noises, but a little on the dry side.
My eczema got really bad last month and Mommy thought it was all the drooling I do. Turns out I had something called Fifth's Disease. Hey, I am not even 5 yet! Mommy was surprised when the rash showed up because she said that I never showed any other symptoms. The bright red cheeks followed by the rash gave her a clue.
I still love to nurse but I don't let that stop me from missing any table meals. The high chair makes a great drum set! I haven't mastered the "more" sign, but banging on my tray seems to do the trick most times. ;) Mommy keeps me on a healthy diet of veggies and fruit. She even found out that I will eat green beans if she seasons them with applesauce. Sneaky Mommy!
I love to grab the spoon from Mommy. Food just seems to taste better when I do it myself, plus I get a little gnawing in on the spoon.
We got to have my friend O and his big sister over one night. Mommy wouldn't let me play too rough with him, but he sure is cute.
I love when Mommy and I walk around outside. I am really interested in all the animals and noises. She has taken me on a few walks with a little stroller and it is cool to see everything from a new position. She wants to get a new baby carrier because she says that I am a wiggle worm whenever she has to carry me around.
I love to splash in my little bathtub!
Crawling is a cool way to travel! I am super speedy now and can really surprise everyone when I show up in new places without them looking! I discovered they have been holding out on me as far the other rooms in the house. I have even found the Christmas tree. Ooooo-pretty! The lights and branches are fun to touch!
My newest favorite thing is to stand up on my knees and play. Yay me! Mommy thinks I am going to be in trouble soon! Don't tell A, but I am hoping to break her record of walking on her 10-month birthday-shhhh!
I love love love to talk! Sometimes, I just do rasberries, but most of the time I have something important to say. Usually bababa or papapa. I like to sing along with the kids in the car, too. Mommy thinks my squeal is cute. Loud, but cute! When I laugh, it sounds like a little chuckle bubbling out of my throat. I crack myself up sometimes. I am even happy at 5 in the morning. Mommy and Daddy, not so much!
Mommy and Daddy took us to see some really cool Christmas lights at a place called Santa Land. We got to roll down the windows and see all the pretty things.
I can't wait for my first Christmas! I saw some presents under the tree with my name on them! Mommy said she did my shopping for me this year. I hope A and L like what I got them!
Enjoy the pictures!
Checking out the tree for the first time! Please excuse the cut-offs....toes were getting squooshed!
The red cheeks! But still happy!
Preferred mode of play
Reading a good book
Posing for a pic
Made worse by Fifth's
Hey you up there!
Mommmm! L won't share!
Gumming the good stuff! Still working on getting to his mouth.
The beloved bag of crayons that he beelines to ev.er.y.time!
Hmmm, maybe if I use my mouth?
Can you believe he is doing this to his Momma?!
(just a note...this is not my house in the pic below. i don't do baby walkers. ;0 )
(just another note...sorry, the ot in me made me say that!)
Good to last the lick!
How d'you like them apples?!!