Thursday, June 18, 2009

8 months old!

Cole you are eight months old today! You are growing so fast and changing daily! Today you weigh just shy of 19 pounds. You are a very happy baby and you love to sing and squeal and just generally use your voice. You are not crawling yet but you are working hard to get there. You will get up on your hands and knees and rock and you can roll or scootch backwards to get yourself in close proximity to any toy or person that you have your eye on. You still think your dad is the funniest person you've ever met and giggle uproariously at almost everything he does. You have recently become really attached to your mama and just love to be in her arms at all times. Your parents are pretty smitten and because you are such a well behaved and good natured baby we spend a lot of time just playing on the floor. Your dad is in charge of crawling and walking lessons and you guys love to lay on the living room floor together. Mom is in charge of reading and learning so we play on the floor of your room with books, flashcards, puzzle toys, etc. You are very thoughtful and many times we catch you surveying and studying a situation very seriously - we think it is amazing how you contemplate things and then once you are satisfied with your understanding you dive in. Already at eight months you seem very well adjusted and intelligent and we are very proud of you!

Places You Have Been
Dallas, Texas and surrounding metroplex (home)
Guymon, Oklahoma (Grammie and Grandad)
Elkhart, Kansas (to visit your great grandad)
Amarillo, Texas (arrival city of your first flight and to meet Aunt Mary Beth)
Norman, Oklahoma (Aunt Jenn and Uncle Jarrod's)
Wichita, Kansas (Gigi and Pops)
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Aunt Katty's)
Manhattan, Kansas (Aunt Biz's)
Chicago, Illinois (for Steve Lindo's wedding)
Beaver's Bend State Park (first camping trip)

Foods You Have Eaten
Yellow Squash
Sweet Potato (favoriate!)
Roasted Eggplant with Parmasan
Lima Beans
Apple Juice/Prune Juice (as recommended by Dr. Mix)
Hamburger bun (hehehe, not on Dr. Mix's diet but you were hungry in Manhattan and would not eat the planned avocado)
Wheat thins (I'm sorry, these are a big no no, salt, wheat, sharp edges but mom eats them and you love to try what she is having!)
Green Pepper strips
Graham cracker (again probably a no no but we were all having s'mores on the camping trip so we thought it was only fair)
Ice cream (dad likes to give you one tiny bite of his sometimes which isn't often b/c he isn't a big sweets guy)

This is you and dad making a fruit pizza (so add to the list above strawberries, kiwi, blackberries)
Books you have listened too

You love to listen to people read to you. So I'm not even sure what all you have heard from grandparents, aunts and uncles. But here is a list of the chapter books we have read together before bed and then some of your favorites (both to listen to and to chew).

The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Joy Luck Club
Any Berenstein Bears book
Cool Daddy Rat
The Hungry Catepillar
Any Sandra Boynton book
Any Dr. Suess book
Any Richard Scarry book
Duck in a Truck
The adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Ellison the Elephant
Make Way for Ducklings