Monday, November 19, 2012

6 months

Half a year-where has the time gone?  You are now 6 months old and full of personality.  You do so many things that make us smile and laugh. You smack your lips, laugh out loud, scream at the top of your lungs, chew on your toes and reach for absolutely everything!  You are such a curious little boy.  You love to touch and taste everything around you.  Your favourites are the remote control and mommy and daddy's cell phones. 
This month, you have learned to sit up on your own.  You are threatening to crawl every day, and have mastered the art of going around in circles and "leaping" at something that catches your eye from a sitting position.  You went swimming for your first time and loved it.  
You have started on solid foods, and love it when you have the opportunity to feed yourself!  Your favourites so far are bananas, mangoes and carrots.
We have to be especially quiet when you are eating, because you would MUCH rather see everything that is going on around you!  You pay close attention to ensure that your mom is always near, and I must admit, that we both might have a bit of separation anxiety!  
We are seeing so much of ourselves in you-from your daddy's temper, to your mommy's ability to always get your way!  We love to imagine the boy that you are becoming!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Life these Days

It has been a ridiculously long time since I have posted anything about my daily life here.  Looking back, it has been well over a month since I have filled you in on what has been going on in my life.  So what's been happening?
  • During Ryan's two-week vacation in October, we travelled to Ontario for a week.  This was Carter's first plane ride, and he did awesome, crying for maybe 5 minutes each way.  We finally had the opportunity to introduce him to my dad's side of the family including his great grandparents.
  • When we returned from Ontario, we spent the remaining week quietly at home, with a couple short road trips within Manitoba.
  • Carter's growth astounds me. I am saddened by how quickly time is passing, but also loving each new stage at the same time.  He is now sitting, threatening to crawl, and eating (pureed) solid foods.
  • I spent a good week preparing frozen baby food for Carter in ice cube trays. Why hasn't somebody marketed frozen baby food on a commercial level yet (or have they?)? 
  • Summer is long, long gone.  The ground is white with snow.  My hibernation begins about now.
  • Carter is definitely becoming more and more attached to me.  He has some serious separation anxiety.  I am hoping to get him out a bit more starting with parent and tot swim and activities at our local library.  I think that some socialization will do him good.
  • And now, since the little stinker is awake, I will leave you with this picture of our first Halloween together.  I am loving how having a child can give us an excuse to be more youthful :)