Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My 7 Month Old

Graham is SEVEN months old! He has probably changed more in the past month than in any other month of his life.

Some of his milestones:
- He finally mastered crawling
- He is now pulling up and walking along the furniture
- He has seven teeth, yes you read that correctly, SEVEN!
- He has gone from tolerating baby food to flat out refusing it. We finally decided to just jump ahead and give him meat instead of just fruits/veggies and he loved that! We also started giving him table food and he is much more interested in that. So far, he has enjoyed little bits of peach, apple, and green beans.
- He said Mama and meant it for the first time!
- He slept through the night again recently. There was a long drought for awhile, while he was cutting all those teeth!

Other things we want to remember about this age:
- Graham still loves water. He splashes like no man I've ever seen!
- He really likes TV. Like, he REALLY likes it. If it's on, he's watching it and laughing. We have to limit Jack's TV not because Jack watches too much, but because Graham won't do anything else when it's on.
- He likes to dance. He actually has some pretty good moves and especially likes when Mommy sings, "I like to move it, move it!" He and jack enjoy having dance parties in Mommy's room.
- He loves Jack more than anyone else and chases after his "bubba" every chance he gets!
- He has begun staying with his BB on Tuesdays and Thursdays while Mommy works. He loves being there and especially like playing with and getting kisses from Jaker Baker.

Family Trip to the Park

Did you know that they completely remade the playground at Lake Hefner?! Well, they did and it's so nice! My kiddos love going there to play and last weekend we got to take Daddy with us. Graham enjoyed his first ride in the baby swing and Jack enjoyed...everything! He is getting to be so big and brave. He can climb up rock walls, hang from monkey bars, slide down poles, and is learning to swing by himself. I just love watching him master new things!

Happy Birthday, Aunt A!

Jack made this video for his Aunt A's birthday a couple weeks ago. I think she liked it! :)

Learning to Crawl, Learning to Walk

Graham is really crawling now and walking along the furniture, but I never posted these videos from when he was just starting to try. He's doing everything earlier than Jack did because he just wants to be big and be a part of everything. My baby is growing up way too fast!

Graham Cracker Face

The other day at snack time, Jack just couldn't seem to come up with anything that he wanted to eat. He seemed bored with the usual choices. So I got creative... our new favorite snack around here? Graham cracker faces!! I just spread honey on a graham cracker and then use cheerios, raisins, strawberries, whatever I have lying around that's (fairly) healthy, to make a face! Daddy made this one:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Many Versions of Twinkle, Twinkle

Graham Doing "The Elaine"

Check out these dance moves!

Sitting Up, Pulling Up, and Crawling, Oh My!

It's been quite a week for our Graham-a-lam! On Saturday, he pulled up for the first time! He's been working on this for awhile, as he much prefers standing to sitting, possibly because he wants to do everything brother does. Anyway, he finally succeeded and since then is not happy unless he's standing and holding onto something.

Also on Saturday, Graham took his first crawling "step!" Since he really does hate being on his tummy now, this step hasn't advanced into full blown crawling yet... I give it a week!

Then on Sunday, we put him down for a nap at BB's house, on his tummy of course. When we went to get him, he was sitting up! He's been sitting on his own for awhile now, but this was the first time that he got into a sitting position from his tummy.

Whew! Life is about to get interesting!

A few recent pics:

We forgot Graham's hat...
Hanging out at Chuck E Cheese
Trying to stand

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jack and Max

Magen's Wedding

Last weekend, my baby cousin got married! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Malin! Isn't she gorgeous?!

Happy 6 Month "Birthday" to Graham!!

Okay so I'm a little late in posting this, but WOW!! Half a year has already passed since my little Graham was born! It's amazing how fast your first child grows, but with the second one, it's truly like we blinked and he was six months old! We are just enjoying him so much and getting to know his little personality more and more each day.

Some recent milestones:

He now has four teeth and seems to be working on the fifth!
He is sitting up by himself!
He is very close to crawling- I predict he'll be crawling by the end of the week...
He has tried lots of foods now and his favorites are sweet potatoes and squash.
He is still loving his brother more than anyone but also happens to love just about anyone!
He is the most easy going baby I've ever seen and is happy almost all the time.
He loves swimming!
He is continuing to sleep around 10 hours straight at night, with the exception of a few "teething nights" here and there.