Thursday, March 31, 2011

6 months old!

I can't believe my sweet little man is 6 months old already! He is so much fun and full of a outgoing and adventurous personality! He likes to be busy and, though he can sit now, he never sit still - he likes to be on the move and is anxious to be able to get on the move by himself - but no crawling yet! Here are some new things in the life of Anderson James:
  • He sits all alone - no problem and no toppling!
  • He can move easily from sitting to his belly and can spin all the way around and scoot a little too. He can even get his knees up but can't move on them yet.
  • He can sit in a high chair when we are out to eat and TODAY he rode in the cart at the grocery for the first time!
  • He EATS!!! I wasn't sure we would ever get there but he eats so good! So far he likes Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Apples, Bananas, and Pears. Today we bought Mangos, blueberries, Butternut squash, spinach, broccoli, corn and avocado (round 2) for him to try! We want a well rounded eater on our hands!
  • He LOVES to look at pictures of our family. I recently hung some on the wall in our hallway and he reaches for it every time we walk past and get so excited when we stop and look at it.
  • It takes him a LONG time but he can flip the light switch off.
  • He loves to explore and the bathroom is one of his favorite places. He can turn the sink on when I hold him down to it.
  • He could soak through 5+ bibs a day - he is a drool bucket.
  • He loves to hit things with his hand - like bang on the table or pick up a piece of paper and sling it around.
  • He can play with his toys more than ever!
  • He is still the most precious little boy we have ever laid eyes on :)
  • Stats: He weighs 16lbs (25th percentile) and is 26 inches (just under the 50th percentile). Dr said he is right on track for a breast fed baby (they normally drop off in weight around 6 months because they are preparing to transition to more calories in solid food)!
We are taking Anderson to get 6 month pictures made this weekend! But for now here are a few more recent ones.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung! At least that is what the past two days have felt like! Yesterday Anderson and I went to the park with my sister Lauren and her puppies! Anderson got to swing for the first time and he LOVED IT! I also took him down the slide in my lap! We love our neighborhood because we can walk to George Rogers Clark Park and it is so nice and never crowded! We had a blast and then waled to Check's restaurant and ate while my little buddy took a nap! It was a long fun day! Here is a picture and video!!

Another really funny thing Anderson has been doing lately is scrunching his nose up when he thinks something is funny! He started yesterday and we have pretty much been laughing about it ever since. He does it ALL THE TIME! I managed to catch it on camera...