So my sweet baby is now 8 months old... Yikes!! Here's a few of his updates:
*He's 18 1bs... 28 inches long... Tall and skinny like his mom used to be...
*I had to cut his hair at 7 1/2 months because it was 8 inches long... (gets that from his pops).
*He's got the biggest blue eyes that are gonna be melting hearts for decades to come...
*He crawls like crazy
*He is desperately determined to start walking. He pulls himself up on EVERYTHING and loves when you try to help him walk.
*He's throwing a fit at the moment so I've gotta go take care of him
*Crisis averted... poopy diaper changed!
*He has 3 teeth that have broken thru (2 bottom 1 fang uptop). He's got another on the top that's about to come thru... but it's not quite there yet.
*He's eating: well.. anything I give him. He's fine with any baby food now... he loves pretzels and veggiesticks! I love them to cuz he gets bored so I give him a few of those and they entertain
*He loves loves LOVES to talk. Well... he loves to go AHH!!!! all the time and sometimes makes what I beleive is Mama and Dada at times...
*He loves the computer. at the moment he has the laptop screen bent back and i'm typing without really being able to see the screen. He will NOT be allowed to crawl all over the new laptop that we should be getting (crossing fingers" once summer's over. Danny's work is having a competition right now and he just needs 3 more deals before Tuesday and he'll win an MacBookPro. (well that or one of the other prizes, but we desperatley need a new laptop... though we kinda want to resell the macbook and buy a pc... neither Danny or I are big fans of Apple GASP!)
*He's not sleeping NEARLY as well as he used to... I think it's mostly due to his teeth coming in and growth spurts. Hopefully it will go away once they pop in. He wakes up 2-3 times a night and wants to eat.
*He LOVES to swim. LOVES it. Alot of times I just fill up the tub so he can splash around in it a while and tire himself out.
*He LOVES balloons.
*He LOVES the vaccum. You'd think babies would run from it... Kaycee freaks out... Carter chases me and the vaccum all over the place while I vaccum. If it's sitting out, he tries to climb up on it.
* He loves the car... at least what he remembers of it. He passes out within 5 minutes of driving anywhere... which doesn't help his napping situation since he gets little pet naps in the car, then we get home and I want him to take a nap... he's not feelin it.
*He LOVES wires. any wires. In the car I give him my Car Charger to play with and he just loves it... well.. for about 5 minutes til he falls asleep!
*He still won't take a bottle. He'll drink out of sippy cups just fine.... but no go on the bottle. Which I wouldn't care but we are supposed to go on a 5 day cruise in October and he won't fall asleep without nursing... any suggestions on how to make the switch would be much appreciated ;)
*He's the best! OK... I'll stop writing boring stuff no one probably cares about!
So... Ashley and I were walking around the "SuperMall" outlets a few days ago and they had these cute matching pj's at Carter's for "buy1get1free" and... well... next thing you know I'm at the register buying them... They look so stinkin cute in them! We are ready for Halloween I guess! Even better..THEY GLOW IN THE DARK! ;) And REALLY well too!
Have I mentioned how much more I LOVE Seattle than Denver? I know I shouldn't give Denver a bad rap since we weren't in a great part of Denver, and if we weren't there for Danny's work and the weather wasn't such a factor... maybe I'd have a better attitude towards it... BUT... I LOVE SEATTLE!! We are only here about 8 weeks til we are done and back in California... So hopefully we don't get too much of the ugly part of Seattle weather... The past few days have been AWESOME! I LOVE how there are huge trees everywhere... they take their nickname "The Evergreen State" seriously! It's so pretty! We are about 10 minutes from Lake Washington.. which is this HUGE lake... and about 15-20 from the beach. I prefer the lake since the Beaches in Seattle are nowhere near as cool as California's. Lake Washington is my favorite place here... It has a swim area where they have made diving boards about 100 yards out... there's sand volleyball pits, barbeque pits, tennis courts, botanical gardens, etc. We need to find some friends that have a boat or something! We just sat there watching everyone out on their boats and drooled!! :) The water was perfect temperature too... (The beach water was FREEZING.. seeing as it's alaskan/canadian water!). Danny can't wait til Carter can play volleyball...
Carter after a dip in the water...Well... this is when I decided to cut Carter's hair... we cut it the next day and that post should be next ;) It's getting way too nappy!!Well.. Danny's still got it! If ya'll knew Danny growing up, you know he could've been an acrobat... He did backflips and tripletwisty flips... On his first one, all the kids watching (about 20), all started screaming "OHHHHHHH!!!! It was so funny. Carter with a fistful of sand... of course.
Taking a dip..Our friends the Speakers...A group shot of some of the mom's and thier kids here with us in Washington...Carter and his friend Kaycee... He loves to share, she loves to take. It works well right now ;)Me and my sweet boy...and a pic of Emma playing with Carter... And a pic of us! All in all.. a great day!
So I put this cute sweater on Carter my mom bought him... (LOVE IT!) and I thought he looked so cute so I grabbed my camera... then all of a sudden he just let go of the couch and even took a step! Granted, I'm not expecting him to start running around the house... I just thought it was awesome! He just kept standing there for a long time! He LOVES standing.. Though it's through the help of something almost always still... but he is determined to start walking soon...
I got to fly home to California for a few days while we were making the move from Denver to Seattle... Remi got to see Carter and spent tons of time licking him... Carter loved EVERY single lick! On the plane to California... I snapped a few pics... he was so excited to have an extra seat! I even buckled him in and he sat there all thru take off... He loved it! While all the other babies were screaming during turbulence... Carter was squealing for joy! SO funny.