Like the last catching up post, I'm going to give you mainly photos from the last 6 weeks. Because, well, not a whole lot has happened around here. A few firsts for the little man, starting a new school, and a bit of this and that. Here we go. Consider this your warning...lots of Owen pics to follow.
He's also learning to like tummy time more, since he's spending so much time on his belly with all the rolling.
But then that happy face inevitably turns into this...
And then this....
We did some highchair shopping last month at Babies R Us. After trying out a few at the store and reading many many online reviews (what can I say, I love me some review reading), we decided on this one, approved by Owen himself:
The weather in Madison finally turned nice, so we were able to introduce Owen to the outside world. Lots of time in the shade and a dorky fisherman's hat were a must. He especially loves to sit on our laps, with his toes in the grass, watching the puppies play.
And you can't forget some sweet shades...for blocking the sun and looking sexy.
Bouncing in his JumperRoo continues to be one of Owen's favorite past times. He goes NUTS in this thing.
Even when he's exhausted, he just can't stop bouncing. There's a video to go along with this picture, but it would't upload. I'll try it again another time.
And just a few random cute pics.
First lunch at The Old Fashioned
Thanks for the cute onsie Auntie Laura and Uncle Brandon!
Crazy napping positions, now of which includes face down on his belly.
Grandma Bell suggested letting him gnaw on a cold carrot to help with teething. Which worked great until Ty Cobb snatched up the carrot. (No teeth yet, but they're very close to popping through for good!)
Whenever he's super crabby and fights napping on the weekends, going for a walk is a sure fire way to knock him out. We got over 2 miles logged in on this outing. Angry sleeping at its finest.
Snazzy shorts! They're originally from Baby Gap, but I got them for
$3.50 at Once Upon a Child in La Crosse. Love that place.
And check out this strong man! He can stand on his own (holding onto the table) for about 30 seconds now! Thighs of steel...probably from all the bouncing. Sorry for the blurred photo, I was afraid he would fall while I took a quick picture. And he's betting stronger and longer at standing every day. :)
And Owen also loves to wake up at 5am on Saturdays, because obviously that's the perfect time for some bouncing. This kid loves bouncing so much, he can't even just stand in our laps, he has to be bouncing/jumping constantly.
We also just started Owen on food, but I'm planning a separate post about how we went about all that, including making all of his baby food from scratch. Here's a preview though. :)
Oh, we also started Owen's new daycare/school on May 28th. And we're loving it. His teacher, Emily, is so nurturing and sweet. Though I still 100% hate leaving him every morning, leaving him with her is much easier than it was at the last place. It's not even that the center we were at was bad, because it wasn't. But over there Owen was one of 5 babies under the age of one. Plus 4 or so other kids under 2, all in one room. And now it's just him, a 9 month old, a 2 year old, 3 year old, and like 3 kids after school. He gets a lot more one on one time and seems much happier when I pick him up at night now too.
We're working on Owen's sitting skills right now...which thanks to his larger melon is a little tipsy, but he always seems very excited when he sits on his own for about 10 seconds. Last weekend I looked away for a split second, and then back again just in time to see him tip over and thunk into the floor. Luckily he seemed surprised more than anything and there weren't any tears.
Ok, I think I've got you all pretty much up to speed around here. I had a couple videos to add, but they wouldn't upload for some reason. I'll try again with them another time. I also have a bunch of post/update ideas brewing away for you all, so don't fret we're here to stay. :)
~M, S, and Big O~
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