Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Yesterday was a picture perfect day. The sun was out, it was about 75 degrees and there was no humidity. DS and I decided to convince DH to meet us at the park during his lunch break. One of the nice things about the developments in this area is that they all have parks and pools. I guess this is supposed to make up for the smaller plots of land (which is why it's going to take us forever to find a house--we want a decent backyard!). We sat under a large oak tree that was dropping acorns around us. Then it was time for some fun! We took DS over to the baby swings and realized that it was probably okay to try to put him in one for awhile. He settled right in and we began to push. A giant smile imediately came over his face. I went to grab the camera back at the picnic table and I could hear this giant cackle! DS was loving being pushed. We pushed and then grabbed him to stop and then let go. This really made him laugh. What fun! Oh, and he did have a hat on, but kept taking it off.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

On My Knees

We've been busy the past week with visits from both sets of Grandmas, so DS has had his fill of doting for the month. It was so cute to watch him smile and laugh each time he saw one of them. He's now got this habit of laughing and giggling when DH or I walk into the room. And his favorite thing EVER (right now, will change tomorrow) is when we all walk down the stairs and someone is in front of him. It cracks him up. I guess his brain is so excited that we are all going in the same direction. Cool.

Yesterday DS pulled up to his knees and then pulled on the futon blanket to a standing position. My first words were, "oh no, look at this!" DH said we should celebrate such a feat, but I was in complete shock. Isn't that supposed to happen in month nine? Or ten? Or eleven? I'm not ready for a stander, but I'm sure consistency in this area is just around the corner. I think he was practicing in his crib during naptime because I heard him wake up and then all of a sudden I heard a THWAP and then a cry. Poor guy banged his head on the crib and now has a Harry Potter like scarish/bump on his forehead.