we went to the madison christmas parade last saturday. it was really fun. i don't think myers really understood what was going on, but he like the music and the people. it snowed the night before, so there was snow on the ground for the parade. we bundled him up in his bear suit, and he was very warm. matt took pictures of myers waving at the "ladies" in the parade.
we went to storytime with santa at the library this morning. it was so much fun. myers loved it. he didn't take his eyes off the lady reading. santa was great with the kids. we will definitely be going back.
my best friend from high school came in town this past weekend for our 10 year high school reunion. crazy!! i know. anyway, we went to mistletoe, and it really got me ready for the holidays. there was so much cute stuff. luckily for matt i left there with only two adorable christmas outfits for myers. i wish it was acceptable for kids to wear christmas clothes starting at halloween, not thanksgiving. of course we had to try on the outfits on all the kids.
well, the days are flying by, and i wish i could freeze time. where have 7 months gone? myers is changing so much everyday. he has started to have an opinion about things. he gets mad when you take things away from him. he loves to sit on the floor and play with toys. he thinks other kids are so funny. his favorite shows are the backyardagans and wheel of fortune. it's crazy how he is mesmorized by these two shows. he is almost crawling. he can get on his hands and knees and rock back and forth, but he can't go anywhere. he also does push ups a lot. he has started to roll over at night and sleep on his stomach. he is still sleeping good through the night. he is taking longer naps-like 1 1/2 to 2 hours each-twice a day. it's great!! he love all foods. he will eat anything. we just think he gets cuter every day. here are the 7 month pics. notice how difficult it was for me to get 1 good pic this time. he was going everywhere.
we had a very fun halloween this year. we went to the smiths for breakfast. it was delicious. we will definitely do it more often. no one had to rush and leave so they could get to bed. we crashed scott's sister's halloween party in reunion. it was really fun. there were a lot of kids. the costumes were great.
i can't believe october has come and gone. it's almost half way through november and i'm just now posting about october. i'm trying to remember all the things we did last month. myers got a new bathtub. he was out of control on his little foam pad. we saw evey's duck tub on the elkin's blog and decided to get one. it was a great $11.00 investment. myers loves it. he gets excited when we walk by the bathroom or when he hears the water running. we took a few trips during october. we went to tunica for a conference for matt's work. i got to see my teacher friends from olive branch, as well as the flanagans. we went to oxford for marianna's grove shower. myers made his first appearance in the grove. he had several babysitters while matt and i went to the game. here are some pics from october.
Although we are sad the Rockies didn't go to the World Series, we are very excited the Smiths are home. As most of you know, Myers and Sienna were born on the same day by the same doctor. The Smiths and the Tuminellos came over this weekend. The babies were so funny together. It was fun to watch them.
We had our six month check up last week. Dr. Smith said Myers got an A+. He weighed 20 lbs. 5 oz. which put him in the 90th %ile for weight. He was 27 in. long which was the 75th%ile. Our sweet quiet, reserved baby boy has gone wild!! He talks nonstop and thinks he can get anything no matter how far out of his reach it is. He will dive for something with no regard to the fact that he can't crawl or walk. He loves to sit on the floor an play with toys. His favorites include his car keys, his tool box, and his toothbrush. He loves his bunny and piggy on his carseat. He looks for them everytime we put him in his seat. He can put his "precious" in his mouth by himself. It's really nice during the night. Our newest trick is waving bye-bye(video to come). He can say bye-bye too, but he can't wave and say it at the same time. Here are our six month pics.
I love fall! Matt's birthday, football games, cool weather, Mistletoe Marketplace, and this year....Trick or Treating!! We have yet to find the perfect costume. I think Myers would look cute in all of them. For now I just love to look at my little pumpkin!!
This is Myers's new toothbrush that my friend Tiffany sent him. She found it at her kids' dentist office. It's called "Baby Banana Brush" and I highly recommend it. Myers loves it!! He will brush his tooth for hours. The only problem is that drool goes EVERYWHERE when he brushes.
I cannot believe it! It's the bottom right tooth, and it is really sharp. I've been feeling a bump for a while now, but last night I felt a sharp hard tooth. Of course he won't let me take a picture of it.
We have had our first sickness. I feel like we were pretty fortunate to make it 5 1/2 months without getting anything. It all starte about 3 weeks ago with a runny nose. I called the doctor, and they said it was probably teething. About a week later it keeps getting worse, so I call the doctor again. They said it was probably a sinus infection, and called in some antibiotics. Last week my babysitter called to tell me that both of her personal children had SWINE FLU!! I was a disaster. I starting thinking the worst. He's probably had swine flu for two weeks, etc. I called the doctor a third time and demanded to be seen. He did a swine flu test, and it was negative, thankfully!! But he does have ear infections in both ears!! Poor baby!
Call me a hippi, granola, or maybe crazy, but I have decided to take on the task of making baby food. Why you ask? 1. So I can do my part saving money. (One jar of baby food $.79; 1 sweet potato $.89 which makes a whole ice cube tray. Myers eats 2 cubes per meal. You do the math.) 2. More nutrients in homeade baby food. Anyway, it really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Actually it was easy. Jordan Elkins gave me a really good website to get recipes from. It's www.wholesomebabyfood.com. It gives great details about which solids to introduce at what age. Even if you don't want to make all your baby food, there are still foods you can make for snacks and things. So, last Saturday I went to the farmer's market and bought sweet potatoes,green beans, butternut and acron squash, apples, pears, and avacados. It took me a long time (mainly because I had to entertain a 4 month old), but here are the results.