I hope you all had a good Memorial Day. Ours was fun, but it was cold, wet and gloomy so we weren’t out by the water like we usually are. In fact, when we were outside, there wasn’t a single boat on the lake!
Once again, I am behind in sharing Carter’s monthly pictures. With all the market rush, I missed posting his ten months pictures, so I am going to share both the 10 and 11 month pics. Along with the pictures, I like to share a few of his favorite things and what he is currently up to. It’s so nice for me to be able to look back at his pictures and remember when!
This shot is taken just before he turned 10 months – Back when he would stay sitting for a short time so I could get his picture 😉
At that point, he was pulling up to everything. Now he is walking along things. It’s amazing how many things we have that are at his perfect height.
If they aren’t, he just pulls up to whatever he can reach, then pulls down whatever he can get his hands on.
He loves to play with anything that isn’t a toy – remotes, phones, cameras, iPads, my camera cover, even things that don’t look remotely interesting – as long as he doesn’t usually get to play with it – he is interested. I think he is already showing that he has a shorter attention span like his father (squirrel!!)
He especially loves the vacuum cleaner and squeals with delight anytime you try to use it. His eyes just light up and he hustles over to where you are attempting to use it.
He also loves books with flaps or books that have buttons to push. He doesn’t really want you to read them to you yet, as that takes too much time. He wants to quickly turn the page to get to the button or flap on the next page.
He has started playing with shape sorters and stacking toys. He actually knows what to do with them, rather than just sucking on the parts and pieces.
Other new things include his first stay at a hotel and swimming in the pool. I was shocked that he wasn’t scared of the water or water slide.
We had our first Mother’s Day
He has two new teeth – the top two, which have been dubbed “hippopotamus” teeth. The shot shows what happens when he doesn’t get his way. He waves his arms back and forth while he shrieks or complains. He is quite an opinionated little guy.
He has had his first haircut – which didn’t go that well. He kept swinging his head from side to side to look the scissors. I kept trying to even it out, but it just got shorter and shorter, without getting any straighter. I finally gave up and left it crooked. Plus, he insisted on holding the comb. Next time I will be prepared with two combs. And maybe a sucker or something else to keep him sitting still.
He doesn’t seem to like having his picture taken, especially right before nap time!
Here is he after the nap – smiling and happy once again.
(As you can see he is still drooling, with more teeth on the way)
Plus, he is just starting to get to go outside and seems to love it. If it ever warms up, he will get to play outside longer. It will be such a nice change or scenery from being inside all winter!
It feels like he has really changed the last few months. We saw several babies at quilt market and I was reminded again of how fast this is going. I don’t know if there were more babies there this year, or if this is the first time that I am paying attention to babies. I almost teared up seeing them and thinking of Carter at that age. I practically can’t even watch commercials with babies in them or I need a tissue. I told Joel, “I don’t know what has happened to me!” He simply said, “Carter is what happened to you.”
Yep. That says it all.