This is the first time Gabriel has pulled out his saxophone the entire time we've been married (he played in junior high and 9th grade...). Liam wasn't sure what to think.
January 27, 2009
January 26, 2009
At 10 months, the story is still pretty much the same.
He does not crawl, pull-up on things, scoot, cruise, or regularly roll over.... He does like to stand up and practice balancing by holding on to something, but we have to get him into that position.
He still doesn't like to be on his stomach, so we were surprised when we went to pick him up from the nursery to find him happily playing with toys while lying on his stomach. I commented on it, and the nursery worker said he'd been like that for a while and was scooting (minimally) from side to side and turning himself around! Amazing.
And look what he did this morning: This is major milestone development here...
And then he started screaming because he was stuck.
January 25, 2009
I have a few pictures in mind. What do you think?
We bundled Liam up and started a fire. We all had a great time, but no one more than Liam. This boy loves the outdoors. I wonder where he gets that from?
January 18, 2009
He took it all in from his own special seat. Don't worry, he doesn't pull up on things yet, and I was right beside the sink the whole time. He loved it.
Liam has been giving us this look a lot lately, where he lowers his head and peers at us from under his eyebrows. Sometimes, it's a little frightening. So serious. So mischievous.
January 13, 2009
January 11, 2009
Liam's newest thing is waving hello/goodbye and saying "bye bye." This is his first word, even before Mama or Dada. I tell myself it is because he is really good at making the "b" sound. Everywhere we go, Liam waves at all the people passing by. He also waves at things he wants or doesn't want. It really has opened up alot of communicative possibilities. So, I suppose "bye bye" isn't such a bad first word...
Here he is waving and saying "bye bye, "but it isn't his most articulate moment. You still can get the idea, though.
January 9, 2009
January 7, 2009
Here they are together. Liam still isn't pulling up on things, but he balances really well when we prop him up.
I made Grace these pants for Christmas out of a recycled sweater.
I made Carolyn a Mei Tai wrap to carry Grace around in. It turned out really nice and Grace eventually learned that it is great for snuggling.
While Carolyn and I stayed busy cooking, taking care of the little ones and sewing the new carrier, the guys won a number of levels of Super Maryo (a free internet knockoff of the original). Apparently, it was really exciting :-)
January 6, 2009
Daphne was excited to see me and Gabriel, but she was not happy to see Dahlia. She obviously loves being a California dog!
Happy 50th birthday, Papa!
After the beach we went out for lunch at Jalisco's, a yummy Mexican restaurant. The moment we walked in the door, Liam projectile vomited all over himself, Molly, and straight onto the floor next to some poor diner's table... It was very gross.
We went out to eat at a fantastic Thai restaurant in Hillcrest called Amarins. Liam found another use for the flatware holder.