Well my handsome little guy, you turned SEVEN MONTHS OLD this past Tuesday! Twenty-nine weeks, to be exact. And we've loved every single minute of every single day with you since you came home with us in January.
You've become a man on the move. We laugh about how you zone in on the one thing in the room that ISN'T a toy and go for it. In the case of the photos below, it was mommy's flip flops, which of course you attempted to put directly in your mouth (note the look of indignation on your face when mommy suggested this might not be such a great plan...).
Never mind the 15 actual TOYS and BOOKS on the floor with you, if you see something that doesn't look bright and primary-colored (daddy's Blackberry or an iPhone, for instance), that's what you want. Here you are, noticing the camera in mommy's hands and wanting it!
You have TWO new teeth! The upstairs neighbors to your two bottom front teeth have moved in. One is already showing through your gums and one is just below the surface. It's so cute to be able to see those bottom teeth of yours when you smile. I wonder if we'll be seeing the top ones to match?
Due to all of this toothy goodness, you've decided that you're ready to chew on some food. You still eat purees of fruit and veggies and your oatmeal and your rice cereal, but now you also gnaw on the occasional rice cracker. YOU LOVE THIS. I can't tell you how satisfied you are to be able to feed yourself with your own hands. The power!
Your personality is really beginning to show. Not surprisingly, you seem to be quite strong-willed. You know what you want, and you do everything you can to get it. You love your doggies. You laugh and laugh when they lick you, and now you chase them across the room on all fours, trying to grab onto their fur (don't worry, mommy is always watching to ensure that no one--dog or human!--gets hurt). Liam is tolerant of this. He'll lie quietly while you attempt to pluck his eyebrows for him. I haven't been brave enough to let you try for a handful of Sierra just yet (neither has she! She pretty much backs off or leaves the room when she sees you gunning for her). It's cute to see you paying so much attention to the animals, though. They'll be a part of your life for a long time to come!
Let's see. Animals. Technology. Food. Lounging around. What else do you love? Oh, watching Sports Center! You truly are your daddy's son. :)
29-week monkey pic: