Thursday, April 30, 2009

Walking. On the driveway.

With all of this beautiful weather, and Max showing a serious need to "stretch his legs" we've been spending a lot of time outside. He has trouble with the lawn (it's either too tall, or too lumpy) but he's a champ on the driveway.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

March for Babies 2009

It was 70 degrees for this year's March of Dimes - "March for Babies", a huge change from last years freezing mess.
There was quite a bit of wind, and it started to rain a bit at the very end of the walk, but we all really enjoyed ourselves.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored us. Thanks to your support we were able to raise almost $650 for the March of Dimes! We really appreciate your help!

Friday, April 17, 2009

First Haircut (sorta)

Max had his first haircut yesterday at an actual haircut place (we had a friend come over and cut it a few months back). The place was a little silly, but they were able to handle him pretty well, so I guess it was worth the $20.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Cleaning

It's been getting harder and harder to find time to make these posts. I'm going to try to get us up to date with this post.

Max is walking, fully walking. He walks wherever he wants to go, and wants to go a lot of places that he shouldn't. He went from standing to walking pretty quickly, and it took us by surprise. We still can't believe that anything that small should be walking around the room. Every once in awhile, Bobbie Jo will catch him walking by out of the corner of her eye, and it'll startle her. We've had him outside some of the last few nice days, and he's doing pretty well on the driveway. He has a bit of trouble in his shoes, but he's getting used to them.

A few weeks back, I was upstairs making him some lunch, he was at the bottom of the stairs crying (we have a baby gate there to keep him from navigating the stairs on his own). I heard a bit of a thump, and when I looked down to investigate, he had scaled the gate, and was making his way up the stairs. We now put the baby gate in backwards and it has worked so far. Next step will be either electrifying it, or adding barbed wire.

We've been trying to move him off of baby food, but haven't been having much luck. He doesn't like a lot of the new textures. He's good with smooshed up bananas, yogurt, and pizza. Other than that, he hasn't really liked much. We continue to try lots of new things, including most everything we are eating, but he's just not into it yet. If every meal consisted of Ritz crackers, cookies (chocolate chip), puffs, and animal crackers we'd be all set.

He's learning a lot, and very quickly. He's learned to clap. He can point at his "feets", as well as "mommy's feets", his belly (sometimes), and his head (once in a great while). He's working on his "roll it" (pattycake), we're amazed how it just clicked one day.

It's getting more exciting by the week!