Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pulling Up

Ian has started pulling up on furniture (it is still slow going though...when you've got that much weight to haul up off the floor it takes lots of practice) and wants to stand and hold on to me whenever I am sitting close enough for him to touch. He can take a few steps at a time while holding on to something, and it is exciting to see him get stronger and braver every day. Ian's fourth tooth came through last Wednesday, so he'll soon have 2 top teeth in pictures. Looking handsome in an outfit Grammie and PaPa (Phil's Australian grandparents) bought for him when he was first born.
This boy loves balls and loves to throw ANYTHING he gets his hands on. I just happened to get several pictures of him throwing various balls (it looks like he is defying the law of gravity); maybe he's trying to figure out what sport he feels most comfortable with.

Holding on to the coffee table first thing in the morning.

Winding up...and looking quite serious about it.

Throwing the ball to me.

I think we have a future Red Raider quarterback on our hands. He's a natural!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tonight Ian had spaghetti for the first time. I have been pureeing food I cook for myself to expose Ian to a wider variety of foods (and that just means I am one step closer to not having to purchase baby food). He has done well sampling new flavors and textures, and didn't make too many faces after a few spoonfuls of spaghetti. Ian then became fixated on trying to pick up a tiny piece of spaghetti that was on his tray. I then put some on his tray to see how he would do feeding himself. He ate almost the whole serving that I had prepared! Mind you, it took him about 30 minutes, but he was content and did a good job getting the food into his mouth, even though I had pureed it too much for finger food. Next time, I'll just cut it up and see how it goes. It's amazing to me that this little man can be feeding himself food already! We'll work on table manners some other day.
When he gets something on his hand that he is finished playing/eating/exploring with, he flings his arm up and down or side to side to get it off. Of course, by the time I can get a hold of his fast-moving arm, the food particle has already gone flying to the floor (the dogs are quick learners and hover under Ian when he is eating...they usually spend meal times outside because that is just one too many bodies in a small space).

His other top tooth has almost cut through...he'll have a different smile in a few days!

Sharing with Chester.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Toothy Grin

Here is the first picture of my little boy's teeth! It's nearly impossible to snap a picture when you can see his teeth, but MomMom was able to do it last night. He was being a silly boy and showing off his new smile at the same time!