Sunday, February 26, 2012

8 months old!!

    James turned 8 months old on Feb. 22nd. He's a little sweetie! He's getting more and more active- trying to crawl (more scootching, but occasionally up on all fours). He can go from sitting to on his tummy now. He LOVES to stand while holding on to something or hang upside down! You have to watch him if he's in your lap- he'll just arch his back and lean back in a skinny minute! He is a great eater. I think he likes food better than breast milk. Lately, he only nurses for 6-8 minutes (he used to nurse for 20-30 minutes). He loves bananas, avocado, sweet potatoes, and applesauce! I also give him puffs or yogurt melts when he's done. Honestly, it buys me some time to clean up after a meal or do odds and ends. He'll sit there and eat those for a while! He's pretty much dropped his evening nap and takes two long naps and sleeps 10-12 hours each night. James can say "mama" and "dada" and some other nonsense words. I think it's funny that he says "mama" when he wants something (tired or hungry) and "dada" when he's playing and working hard at something. I guess I should be used to that! James is also attempting to wave and sometimes it sounds like he says "hey" when doing so.
    Adelyn is smack in the middle of the WHY stage! She is always asking questions! "What does ____ start with?" "Where does (insert food) grow?" Why?" "Why?" "Why?". She loves coloring, playing dress up 24/7, dancing, and books. I got her a preschool workbook and she asks to do her homework. So cute! She's argumentative and is constantly telling us we're not right about this and that. She can be very whiney- especially if she's slightly hungry or tired. Love this child to pieces, but I can definitely do without the whining.
    We went to Montana for 9 days, but I'll do a seperate post about the trip. Other than that, we're just hanging out. Our days consists of errands, school for Adelyn, playdates here and there, and playing at the house (and enjoyed the sporatic warm February days playing outside). I'm still tutoring two days a week, but would love to get some more kids!

Here's a video of James enjoying his food:

All of these pictures are from my phone...I need to use my better camera more often!

Adelyn in her princess gear. On this particular day, she had on 9 necklaces, 2 bracelets, a ring, a crown, and slippers (in addition to the dress and tutu beneath). Geez.

Happy boy in the bathtub!

He loves to walk back and forth between my legs (saying "da da deh ta teh" the whole time)
Adelyn giving James puffs (and about to break the high chair by sitting on the leg rest)

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