Monday, November 5, 2012

7 Months

 Steele reached the 7 month mark today and is still as cute as a button. He still has very little interest in crawling but does like to be on his tummy quite a bit more now. He can pivot with the best of them and will try to get toys as long as they are in arms reach. He can roll over but doesn't really like to very much. He got his first tooth and is probably going to get another one (or three) soon. He was pretty irritable with teething: whining most of the day and waking up several times at night. If you look close, you can see his pearly white in this one.
 He is loving his solids lately. He loves everything I give him and just laps it right up. He is moving on to fairly thick foods pretty well and rarely has a problem mashing most things in his gums. He loves to eat.
He is starting to complain when you take things away from him and has toys that he likes and those he doesn't. Some of his favorites are Ember's bead necklaces from her dress-ups. He loves to chew on those. He also loves his toy pianos, his jumper, fabric books, and some stuffed and plastic animals. He is our cute little man and we love having him in our home.

Happy Haunting

This was the first year that Ember really understand what Halloween was about and it was a lot of fun to see her face light up with excitement. She decided that she wanted to be Thomas the train for Halloween and she couldn't have been happier with her costume. I wanted her to choose a costume that was a little more girly but as she reminds me, "I am NOT a princess". So I didn't force it on her. I did have her dress up in a different costume for dance class since I can't imagine her trying to do ballet in her Thomas costume.
 Steele was hard to convince, but I did finally win in the end. He was Sully from Monsters Inc. and was happy to chew on his monster hands and grab at his monster feet. We had a good time trick-or-treating. Ember is not a sugar girl, which I am so glad about. She will only eat two or three pieces of candy a day and then she is done. It is great. Anyway, here are the pictures.