These are pictures from EC's first ride in the swing that Daddy put up for him.
Did I mention that the swing rope was reeeeallly long?
It was a little chilly that afternoon, so we had him bundled up. Unfortunately, this past week has been a scorcher and it has been too hot to swing. Summer officially arrived yesterday with a BANG! Heat indexes of over a hundred degrees! More swing pictures to come when our skin doesn't melt when we walk outside.
This week, you turned nine months old. You might ask what happened to your eight month letter. Well, let’s just way that it got lost in the shuffle. I totally blame this on my mommy-brain. I really believe people now when they say that having a baby sucks all of your brain cells out.
Craziness has ensued over these past two months. I won’t bore you with the details, but I had lots of extra time to spend with you. As a matter of fact, you were the only reason that I got out of bed some mornings. I can’t wait to run to your bed every morning and see your smile. It makes everything perfect and starts the day off better than sunshine and coffee.
Lately, you have been flipping over on your tummy when I go to get you out of bed. Yep! That is right, you are a flipping genius! Once you finally made up your mind, you decided that tummy time is not that bad. You still get frustrated, but mainly because you are trying to crawl. On the floor, you don’t move so well…..only about a foot or so. But you scoot all over my bed – and you are quick! Oh, if only our floor had pillow top padding…you would be everywhere!
You have really become a mover and a shaker in your walker too! You are getting good at turning and “driving”. The other morning you realized that the walker would go down the hallway! Holy smokes! This opened up a whole new world! Now you roll to the bathroom door to watch me get ready in the mornings. The heck with Handy Manny, the Mommy Make-Up Show is so much more entertaining.
The walker has opened up lots of new objects to you too. I know have to make sure that items on tables are not within your reach and you especially love to press buttons…….like on the cable box. The word “no” has become common and you don’t like it at all. You frown and then that little bottom lip puckers, but I can usually hand you another toy and all your problems are solved.
You have one new big toy! Daddy found a swing over at Nuna’s house and hung it in our backyard tree……….with 20 feet of rope! You can swing for hours on one push! You grin from ear to ear and giggle when you get close to Daddy. You squeal and giggle, and then slowly your eyes start to droop. Swinging always makes you sleepy.
Lots of other fun things happened this month……you ate a fly that buzzed in your mouth, you learned to wave bye-bye, you can wave and say “heeeeyyy” and you blow razzzzzberries constantly. You are picking up “puffs” with your fingers instead of your whole fist and you have mastered the sippy cup. Plus, you want a bite of whatever we are eating. You open your mouth like a baby bird if anyone is close to you holding a cup or bowl.
You have spent the last four days in Kentucky with your Grammy and Granddaddy. They are bringing you home today and I cannot wait to run home to you this afternoon and get my kisses. Our house has been so quiet without your babble. I already dread the day that you move out on your own. The way that time is flying, that day is going to come too quickly.
Last weekend was EC's first boat ride. By the look on his face, you can tell that he really enjoyed it! Look for more boat ride pictures to come.....we took lots! Plus, for all you readers out there that will send me comments....he has a lifejacket. He is not wearing it because there was a diaper accident and that is all that I am going to say about that!
EC loves anything paper because it makes NOISE! Paper is so much better than those darn toys. He loves to crinkle the newspaper, so I usually give him a sales ad while I am clipping coupons out of the Sunday paper. He can get at least an hours entertainment out of one Wal-mart flyer!
I am Ladybird and this is my website. I am wife to Birddog and mommy to EC, aka Babybird. Our extended family includes our canine children, Jake and Elwood, and feline kid, Callie. I live in a zoo. I have an addiction to winter coats, Calvin and Hobbes and really bad reality television. I truly believe that all problems can be solved by a Washington State Martini. I love the feeling of sand between my toes and cleaning my ears out with a q-tip. I watch documentaries and listen to NPR. The purpose of this blog is to keep in touch with friends, while trying not to offend my family. Let me know how I am doing.