Each day, Luke is getting closer to walking. Just today he let us only hold onto one of his hands when he walks. Usually, he will stop moving if we let go of one hand. We're waiting to see if he'll be walking before these first 12 months are up!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I know every parent probably says this, but we have the smartest son in the world! Luke's brain has been taking in so many new things for the past 10.5 months, and now he's starting to let us know that he's been learning! So far, there are three things that are Luke's "toys of choice," his tractor, ball, and lion. He knows them all by name and we caught it on video so we could brag a little bit:) Watch!
This first picture will give you a good idea of what Luke does when I leave him alone for a second. He intuitively knows to get into the exact things he's not supposed to be touching. Of course, they're the most fascinating things! In his bedroom, his clock and monitor are the cool toys of choice.
The other picture is Luke watching his favorite sigh language video with his lion. So cute! He is always very attentive when we play this video. Over the last couple weeks, he has really been picking up some of the signs. It's so fun to watch!
Luke gets to date MUCH more than I was allowed to when I was his age. His special friend, Addie, comes over a lot to play with him! Last week Addie's mom, Stacy, had a meeting and she dropped Addie off at our house for a while. When I was pregnant, I thought it would be fun to have twins. After babysitting Luke and Addie by myself, I'm not sure if fun would be the right word for having two babies at once. Luke and Addie are both very good-natured babies so I didn't have it too bad. I did feed them both lunch at the same time. Luke was very jealous that Addie got her bottle first, so he tried to steal it. Addie likes her food to come fast, so I was throwing Cheerios on Luke's tray in between Addie's squeals for more food! I felt like Super Mom, sliding back and forth on my stool between the two high chairs. We had a fun morning, and Luke and Addie had lots of fun playing together! They are such sweet babies:)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Luke is 10 months old as of this past Sunday. Time is flying by; it's hard to believe he will be 1 soon! We enjoyed his "birthday" outside as it was a beautiful March day! As always, Luke is learning new things each day. His latest accomplishments include walking behind his walker (and now maneuvering around obstacles), signing 'milk' and 'all done' and 'more', crawling to the door every day when Daddy comes home from work, playing peek-a-boo (so cute...I'll have to post a video), and smiling SO much it makes our hearts melt!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Luke had lots of fun with and slept well for his grandpa and grandma and probably didn't even notice we were gone! Aunt Anna brought him a lion which he loves to play with. We've been working on his ROAR!