Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
And of course, he attempted to soak the little bro. But that little scheme was interrupted by daddy.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here is one of those serious faces that he likes to flash to strangers.
And these are the sweet smiles that I get to see all of the time.
Pax has enjoyed the water this summer. But he is definitely more mellow about it. Holden went nuts and splashed like crazy at 1 year (and still does). Pax just sits in it and chills. Then occassionally he dips his fingers in and then sucks the water off his fingertips. That's about all the action I see from him in the water.
He is waving and clapping like a champ. Anytime I say "good job", he starts clapping with a huge open-mouthed grin. I love it! Here he is waving hi to the camera:
Pax is finally getting interested in some finger foods. He has been quite a snob to all finger foods with one exception: cheerios. So I knew he could handle some variety, he just wouldn't do it. He would refuse to eat anything but pureed baby food. That has changed just within the last week. He will now eat waffles, bananas, blueberries, rice, beans, bread . . .that's all I can think of right now. Eating transitions have taken time with him. He seems a litttle resistant to change and so it just takes him some time to warm up to new things. I just have to keep offering it. He has turned up his nose to blueberries for a month, even though he would eat them pureed. Then tonight he gobbled down about 30, shoving about 5 in his mouth at a time. It completely surprised me.He is a wiz at the sippy cup and I really have no worries about taking the bottle away in another month. He sucks down the water and has caught on quicker than Holden did.Now if we could only keep him from throwing the sippy cup on the floor. I always give him 1 chance. He purposefully drops it to the floor, I tell him no and place it back on his tray. If it happens again, I put it away in the fridge. This little scenario happened yesterday and today. This is the picture I took when the sippy cup went bye-bye after drop #2.
Pax is a wonderful sleeper. He still sleeps 12 hours at night. There is never any fussing when we lay him down. I'm pretty sure that he loves his bed. He normally takes a morning and afternoon nap, 2 hours each. If we skip the morning nap due to errands or playing with friends, he still only sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon. I would think he might sleep longer to make up for lost time. That's what Holden always did. But no, 2 hours at a time. That is all he will do.
This picture was taken about 2 minutes after Jeremy put him down a few nights ago. The picture flashing and clicking didn't even phase him. He was already out, smacking away on that paci, face nestled in those bumpers.
And a few other pictures from our month with Pax:
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
And all of my boys on the slide:
Just a fun little Friday with my family!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
And here is my happy-go-lucky Pax. If it looks like he is falling asleep in the picture . . .well he probably was. It was noon and he had been going since 8am. Thus the reason for the paci in the mouth. He NEEDED it, people! Have I mentioned how wonderfully he will breeze through without a morning nap, if need be? Such a different baby than Holden was at this stage! His flexibility has been such a blessing. More on that in his 11 month post (which is right around the corner).
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Lately we've practiced walking with the push walker. It was awkward at first, but he's getting better everyday.
Lately we have retired the infant swing to the attic, where it will await baby #3. Because let's be honest. . . I'm sure mister Pax has surpassed the weight limit on that thing.Lately we've celebrated birthdays with 2 sweet cousins.
Lately we had our first icecream cone, all by ourself. Handscooped by none other than Granny. (Should have gotten her picture with Holden.) Thanks for the treat, Granny!
And lately we had our first ever Chuck E. Cheese experience with some new people that we are pretty excited about. Holden liked Chuck E. Cheese and of course the pizza. There were tears as we left. Imagine that. All good things must come to an end, Holden. All good things . . .
Sunday, July 18, 2010
As for Paxton and I, we stayed inside with the AC running. Ah, I love air conditioning! But we did keep their water cups filled.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I realize that no one is looking at the camera, but it was hard to get all 3 at the same time.
I know they don't look very enthusiastic, but aren't they beautiful?! And they have a similar, little button nose. Something that I didn't recognize until this picture. Abigail is about 3 months older than Pax and about 1 year younger than Holden.
After our fun visit with friends, we packed up to head home. We made one last stop and had lunch with M, Paxton's birthmom. Since we were in the area, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to see her and let her love on Pax. He gave her a slobbery kiss, which I'm sure she loved. I did take pictures, as I normally do, but I keep those private for Paxton and M.Here he is enjoying his lunch visit with M.
And the drive home, was quiet and peaceful with 2 boys napping (most of the way). Family Summer Vacation 2010 is over and I am already looking forward to the next.