Saturday, April 23, 2011

10 months!

Koala baby is starting to become a little boy, and I am so happy to see how he is growing. He has such a genuinely bright and happy personality.

I got a bunch of plastic eggs for him to play with and he loves it! Look how excited he is in this picture:

He loves to dance to music, bouncing up and down and shaking his leg elvis style. It's adorable. He also loves dogs, peek-a-boo, slides, nesting toys and being tickled.

I've started to comb his "hair" in the mornings with a nice little part. My grandma told me I was dreaming when I was combing it one morning in front of her! I am sure it is something only a mother could see in her child but I think it's handsome and darling. Plus I love that my baby is still a baby with his bald head.

Koala got to spend quality time with both of his great grandmas on my side this month. His Grammy, who just passed away, and his Great Grandma in Vermont. He brought big smiles to both of their faces and we loved every minute we got to spend with them this month. Definitely the highlight of the last little while. It is very special and beautiful to see the love and connection that the oldest generation has for the youngest.

Koala and I took our first airplane trip together this month to Vermont and he was awesome, quite the charmer. On the way back between taxiing and everything, we were on that sweaty plane for 6 1/2 hours, sitting next to businessmen that didn't even acknowledge us the entire time and Koala was a little champ. He tried all of his best tricks to get the man sitting next to us to say hello to him- big toothy smiles, baby laughter, hide and seek, it didn't happen. Then toward the end of our flight Koala succeeded in making friends with a kind woman sitting behind us. He was so proud and excited.

(*also, why airlines don't make it a little easier for everyone when children are on planes is another topic all together- that flight would have been 100x easier if we had been sitting next to another family or somebody who was ok sitting next to a baby, but I digress)

Koala is a pretty social little guy and loves to see other children. He has one little friend near his age that we get together with. It is really fun to see him make friends with people.

Koala is in to everything now. He loves stairs and the other day we were in the kitchen and turned around and he was laying on top of the open dishwasher drawer!

He is full on crawling with his arms and legs now! I thought he might always army crawl but then one day he whipped out some sophisticated crawling moves. He has become very mobile!

His biggest and most exciting trick by far though is waving. Koala has just taken off in the waving department. He waves all day long, like if for example we are playing and Koala decides he wants to go to another room he turns around and waves at me, then crawls away. He waves at people and especially children when we enter the grocery store or go to a park or anywhere in public. He waves at the checkers when we leave the grocery store. He waves when we say phrases like "well, we better get going," or "It was good to see you." Seriously this kid picks up on goodbye cues and any wave appropriate opportunity!

As a side note, a week or so before Koala took off waving, I being a silly mom, had just done this google search: "My 9 1/2 month old doesn't wave" or something like that. Well good grief. There is definitely a fine balance between picking up on important cues in our children and also realizing children have their own time lines.

Koala also loves to point and tell us all about whatever he is pointing at. It's awesome.

His words so far: mama! dada! and da (dog).
We love you little buddy!


romney,ashley, ainsley and emmaline said...

He is such a cute little one! We are glad we got to see you guys for a bit and sorry we didn't see you more during our Utah visit. We spent most of it being sick:(.

Bethy said...

He loves dogs?!!! I knew I loved this little boy! Great pictures for Easter.

KellyLeaSews said...

He is sooooooo cute! I laughed at your "no waving" Google search- I did stuff like that with my first but now with my second I don't worry about it as much (although I have been working pretty hard at teaching her to wave..haha..she's 9 months)

Gigi said...

cutest boy on the planet! this is a test to see if i got back on my account!

Cassandra said...

Jenny! You made the most beautiful baby! I have to say that I love your blog so much. I miss you guys! Hope you're doing swell :) x