PS--Fran and David -- can you tell what shirt I'm wearing?? Groovy baby ;-)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
But I was having a balancing problem. No worries -- James found my error. See pic :)
(Please disregard the humongenous pile of laundry that I need to fold... That's next on our agenda... Ha!)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
James' hair is always WIIIILD after a nap, sticking out in all directions..... I guess his hair fits his personality! Ha!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
James is the big 11 months... A mere month away from the year mark, and it literally blows my mind. Everyone said (and continues to tell me - ha) that it flies by... Well, it is so very, very true.
James is (as you can tell from the previous two posts) a wild man. Plain and simple. He is not the baby you put on a blanket and give a toy and is content. No - oh - no - oh - no. James is in to everything. Wants everything... especially things he is not supposed to have.
He is everywhere. Although I have gotten pretty handy at building my own make-shift play pens... He can bust out... and not slowly - but QUICKILY... I'm nervous to see what is gonna happen when homeboy is walking!
He loves being outside. I wouldn't call it a mistake but I don't know what else to call it.... I made the -mistake (insert better word here) - of introducing James to our backyard, and ever since - he wants to go to there. All. The. Time. Don't get me wrong - that is GREAT. But it is certainly hard with a little munchkin that just wants to crawl (while dragging his whole body) and who puts every solitary thing he finds in his mouth. The outdoors will be GREAT when little man can run free. But for now - it is hard figuring out what to do. We've tried blanket and bubbles. He got off the blanket. We've tried sitting on the deck, he wants to climb on the table. We've tried walking around - he tries to leap out of my arms towards Sadie. Moms out there - got any suggestions?? Message me! :)
James has two teethers, and I'm pretty sure numero tres is about to pop through. He is a very good independent eater... He seems to prefer to feed himself (and Sadie) rather than being fed. Although it makes a mess, I like it because I can actually get something done while he eats. Something as exciting as... emptying or loading the never ending dishwasher.
He loves being around other babies and kids.
He loves music and will stop in his tracks whenever there is some sort of musical interlude on the TV. (Have you seen the Target commercial? Click here to see it -- it is one of his favs :)
He loves dogs. All dogs. While on a walk there was a HUGE golden and he starting squealing so loud the person looked at me as if something must have been wrong with him. I explained, "He loves your dog." He just looked at me like I'm crazy. I went with it :)
James says, "Da-da," "Mama," "ba-ba," and "ba-ba" (one for bottle one for goodbye :). He knows how to point to the fan when you ask him where is the fan. If you ask him where the doggie is he looks around the room and spots Sadie and starts cackling.
I think that about wraps it up. I'm sure I've forgotten some thing, but oh well. Here are some photos of what we've been up to lately (WARNING: major photo overload):
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Yesterday at the gym nursery the worker told me, "He was so funny." And of course me, being the paranoid mom that I am, said, "I'm sorry he was fussy!" Then she looked at me and said, "No! Funny!... That baby over there has been crying the whole time and James would just look over at him then the other babies and look at her and go "arghhh"!"
Being his mommy I can tell you that "arghh" was, "what's his deal, yo?!"
He's climbing every where and under my supervision climbed up 7 steps this morning.
He laughs constantly (even when I'm trying to discipline him by saying, "No!" very sternly while he is dropping all his food on the floor for Sadie. :) It's really hard not to laugh!
He talks to himself while playing in a very soft voice saying, "A dabraba taba raa..."
10 months are off to a great start! Loving every minute of him...