Friday, September 10, 2010

8 Months

Wow the changes that happen in a month! He has figured out how to sit up on his own, he took off crawling a week ago, and he is all over the house and pulling up to things. He said Da-Da over the wkd (not just randomly, but repeated it after me when I pointed at Jon) and started waving back to me today. I had a really fun photo shoot with him when he turned 8 months- thus the pictures above. He is in an old washtub from my Grandparent's farm with a few inches of water and before getting into the tub I got a few pictures of him in some 9m overalls from Great Grandma Nancy. They are a little baggy, but still cute. :) Anyway, as you can tell... he had a fun time.

7 Months

Ah, 7 Months old! He is really learning a lot these days...He gets on all 4s but just sways and stretches to reach an object of interest in front of him. I've even seen him use his toes to give him that extra inch when he's on his belly and trying to reach something. If I plop him on the floor or in his crib, he will sit up by himself for long stretches, but just hasn't quite figured out how to get into the sitting position on his own. He is using his voice a lot more these days and is getting louder and louder. :)  You can't tell in the last picture, but he was wailing into the floor and carrying on about something. Maybe he was trying to tell me to put the camera down! haha

Zoo Trip 6-2010

So this post may be a little out of order... We went to the Zoo with our friends Bob, Stacy, & their son Logan in June. Aiden enjoyed the aquarium of bright and colorful fish. We watched the polar bears play in the water, saw the elephants up close, walked through the shark tunnel in the aquarium, and Aiden rode on the carosel for the first time. It was a fun way to spend a hot summer afternoon, though I'm sure Aiden would care more about seeing the animals in a year or two.


Family Photo
Mom & I are way outnumbered! haha
I so love this picture of Jon & Aiden.

Nana & Papa with the grandsons & great grandson. Missing the older and girl cousins: Jon, Myself, Raquel, & Tori. Well... we tried to get the family all together.

Aiden with his Great Great Grandma and the flannel quilt she made for him.

After spending several days in Arkansas with Jon's family, we traveled a few hours over to Oklahoma City to visit my side of the family. This was a planned trip, where as Aiden's & my trip in May was rather spur of the moment. There was a large family reunion going on the weekend while we were there and we were able to be a part of that and meet some family members we had never met. :) Jon and I left Aiden with my parents one evening and went out on a date. We went to Bricktown in downtown Oklahoma City and also went to the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. It was a very fun and enjoyable few days spent with family!