Monday, August 13, 2012

Ten Months for Joshua

Wow!!! I am a little past due for this post, Joshua is actually closer to eleven months as I write this so I better update the blog with the latest in life for Joshua as a ten month old. I feel as though we're getting out of the baby days and nearing toddler life as Joshua is full on crawling and exploring anything and everything he can. Our life has become very busy! There is no more making dinner while he sits and plays with his toys. An example of the craziness was today while I was cooking dinner, Quinn luckily was being entertained by my iPad while Joshua was roaming the kitchen he managed to knock over the very full trash can sending yogurt flinging across the floor as well as all the rest of the contents of the trash. While I was cleaning this up I could literally smell dinner burning on the stove only to find little man crawling up the stairs!! Time for baby proofing the house? Anyway, here are some of the things Joshua is doing as a ten month old:

 -His own version of crawling is a very fast army crawl (belly on the ground and using arms and legs to pull his way through the house). Occasionally he will get on hands and knees and crawl too
-Pulls up to knees and sometimes feet on different pieces of furniture or toys
-Waves hello and goodbye
-Says dada, mama, papa, baba
-Can sign "more", and "all done"
-Has two teeth on the bottom and is getting two on the top
-Laughs hysterically when Quinn is silly
-Will rest his head on your shoulder and pat your back when tired or showing love
-Eats all table food now
-Drank out of a straw for the first time this week!
-Sleeps from 7 pm to 7 am without waking
-Takes two long naps: first one from about 9:00 am to 10:30 am and second one from about 1:30 to 3:00   
 -Nurses three times a day, we're gradually weaning now

He's becoming more interested in books lately, especially ones with different textures
This Peek-A-Boo book might be his favorite!
Army crawling
Cracking himself up!

New Mexico

Last week we went to New Mexico to escape the heat and visit family. It was such a great trip and we only wish we would've stayed longer!! We spent a couple days with my parents then traveled north with them to Red River. The weather was dreamy with 70 degree highs and fresh, cool air. The cabin we stayed at was right next to a stream so Quinn and Jaime loved fishing in it and even caught a few fish! Jaime and I went on a nice (and very hilly) run and a hike up the mountain. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and getting out of the Texas heat for a while.