Wednesday, July 01, 2009

1 year, 19 weeks

Last week was a crazy week--Rob travelled, I was running a workshop, Grandma and Grandpa came down to watch Zack....and then we got sick. Woo hoo! Good times!

We're on the mend now. Zack got the least of it and, in fact, may have been plagued by forthcoming teeth rather than the ague that Rob and I got hit by.

Last weekend we broke out the wading pool for its inaugural run. Guess who was wet before he even got in it?

We were surprised that he was as wary about actually getting in it as he was, given that he loves taking baths and going in big pools. He really clung to me at first and didn't want to stand in it. But once our neighbor Cecelia came over to get in on the fun, he warmed up entirely and enjoyed it as much as we thought he would. We've got pictures of that on Rob's camera, which we'll download soon.

I was cleaning up after dinner one night and turned around to see this:

He sat himself in the booster seat and pulled over the foot stool (yes, Deb, that's the one I made in shop!). I thought it was just too cute!

Later I caught him sitting like this:

I'm not entirely sure how that worked, but extricating himself involved landing on his nose.

He's fascinated by the grill. And you can kind of see his new buzz cut here, too.

Can I also just say that while I've never been a huge fan of shoes made by Keen, I'm absolutely smitten with them in miniature?

A closeup of the cuteness....

...and a better one of the haircut.

While I say this every week, he's still growing like a weed. He just keeps doing more and trying more. He's trying to jump now, something I'm pretty sure he picked up in daycare given the accompanying sound effects. He's also trying to climb up on chairs and sofas, with mixed success. This seems to have been motivated by me telling him he couldn't have a glass that was on the table. He then turned right around and tried to climb up on the chair. I'm quite sure that he'll be dancing on the table soon.

Did I mention that he's started testing us? Yep, that's definitely starting. Some days more so than others.

He's got more words: apple, banana (more of a 'nana), let's go, cheese, book, shoes, Mama (LOVE that!), Dada, Whoa, peek-a-boo. There's a word for water that doesn't sound like either "water" or "agua" but is the same whenever he asks for his cup. He understands a lot more now, too. When I say it's time to go upstairs, he heads for the stairs. He heads for the back door when we say we're going outside. He can get in and out of the open door by himself--he's working on figuring out the door knobs.

He loves books. He'll sit for quite a long time just pulling them out of his book box, looking through them, pulling more out. He's also started bringing books to us, wanting us to sit him beside us and read to him. We like that a lot.


Mom/Nonnie said...

I love the haircut, but it does make me a little sad, because now he looks like a cute little boy, not an adorable baby! Any favorite books?

abi's mom said...

He's acting more like a little boy than a baby now, too! He climbed up on our bed this morning, stood up, and proceeded to throw himself on top of us while saying "boom!".

He likes "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Eric Carle and "Goodnight Moon". We also have a number of peek-a-boo books where you raise a flap to see another picture and he likes those a lot, too. But they ALL come out of the box sooner or later!