Sunday, January 25, 2009

2 weeks

Goodness, has it been two weeks?!? Alex turned 8 months old on Friday. He is enjoying his foray into solid food. He has really taken to his sippy cup and enjoys drinking from it. Still not fully crawling; however he does this army crawl/inch worm thing that is a hoot! He has also learned to 'pet' Gabby nicely and know what the word 'kitty' means. He is enjoying Gymboree. He likes the parachute time because it reminds him of peek-a-boo.

This coming week will be a busy one. We have PT, Gymboree, a Halmark focus group (i get paid to talk about Halmark products, squee!), and going home for a couple of days.

Eric has been busy going back to class. He spent most of Saturday morning doing math problems he deemed 'easy'. He has only had two classes, but homework already! Our garage door opener also quit this week, so he and John are replacing it this evening. It was 20+ years old, so it had ran its course. I cleaned closets this weekend and packed some baby stuff away.

Boys Just 'hangin' out'

Monday, January 12, 2009

Because Frankie Says Relax!

Last week was somewhat relaxing...we had an empty schedule due to PT being canceled because Peggy was sick. We managed to go out with some friends on Tuesday evening and I fed my Sephora addiction :) Eric worked on continuing babyproofing the stairs going up. We put up plastic sheeting between the spindles on the landing and a gate at the top. Basically, Alex can now be on the landing while we are around and play safely. I just felt badly putting him in the pack and play all the time when I needed to work upstairs. This way he has much more room and can be stretchie baby!

Still not quite crawling yet. He does this really cure inch worm thing where he gets his rear in the air and lunges forward. He LOVES being able to move around and pick different toys to play with. We did start him on a sippy cup, essentially for fine motor skills sake, and he has taken to it well. I think his biggest accomplishment in the last week is learning how to pet Gabby correctly. (Molly doesn't let him touch her) He gets all giggly when he has the oppertunity to pet Gabby and of course Gabby loves it. Her goal in life is to be petted.

Gymboree starts Wednesday. I scheduled a class right before Open Gym time, so we can do both. Although we won't do Open Gym this week. I am anxious to get Alex started, but I am not looking forward to the drive and cost. I wish there was one closer, but there is only one in the entire STL area. If I had the money, I would invest in a franchise!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Recap

I do apologize for taking so long to post. This has been one of the busiest holiday seasons ever! Alex turned 7 months just before Christmas.

He is getting more mobile.....not quite crawling, but getting on his knees and rocking, and moving a bit backwards.

We spent Christmas morning at home. We had Christmas with my family that afternoon and again in the evening. 3 Christmasses in 1 day is too much!!

After spending a few days at home, we came back and I went home again to take Dad to the oral surgeon in Danville. He had a tooth removed and it was giving him problems. It is nice to go "home home" again, but it is quite sad to see how dilapidated our county has become.

This week Edward, Eric's brother, has been here. I went to the Action/Abstraction exhibit at the Art Museum. I am a sucker for a good Jackson Pollack and Ad Reinhardt


We got a reorder for more PT. Right now his hips, pelvis, and jaw are being worked on. Each session gets better and better. I am hoping to be finished by the spring!! Also, I am hoping to start Gymboree in the next couple of weeks. It will require a bit of travel, Webster Groves, but I think it will be well worth it.