We took Wesley to the pumpkin patch today. The weather was gorgeous: sunny and ~60 degrees. The perfect day for a trip outside. It was actually even a little bit too sunny. Wesley wouldn't look at the camera for very many pictures.
Wesley claiming his pumpkin. "If I lick it, no one else will want it."
Mmmm... corn. (Sorry Grandpa Pataky, we haven't given him any 'real' corn yet, so he doesn't know any better.)
Wesley has been making a lot of funny noises these days while he experiments with "talking". This latest one is hilarious. He only does it once or twice on the video, but hopefully you can get the picture. He basically gargles his own spit in the back of his throat. Weird guy.
Wesley started learning to use a sippy cup this weekend. He quickly got the hang of it, since sucking on the cup isn't that different than a bottle. He kept turning the cup upsidedown though too.
Making faces at Mom. It turned out that Wesley had a fever (100.7) when I was taking these pictures. Poor guy. Although, I guess getting him to use the cup was even more important for keeping him hydrated.
He's feeling better today (Sunday), but still seems to be a little sick. Coxsackie virus is going around his daycare, and we're hoping that's not what he's got because he could be home for the week before the daycare lets him come back.
Happy guy wondering why I keep pointing the camera-thing at him.
Charles had a fun idea and bought a big pumpkin last weekend which we emptied in hopes of getting a picture of Wesley inside. It turns out, the pumpkin wasn't quite big enough, but we still had fun with it.
Charlie trying to get Wesley to sit down in the pumpkin.
Wesley not so sure this was such a fun idea.
Wesley finally thinking the pumpkin was in fact funny. (Maybe this was how long it took for the pumpkin juices to start seeping into his clothes or making it squishy under his toes. In any case, he liked it.
Wesley balancing in the pumpkin by himself. (This only lasted for three quick frames before Charlie had to support him again) The last two pictures are my favorites.
First taste of squash! Nothing. No response. He liked it, but there was no silly face. Maybe his taste buds are broken? We had the video camera going and everything (I'll post the video later) but he basically gave no reaction to the squash being different than the rice or oatmeal cereal.
He really likes grabbing the spoon and chewing on it. Maybe because he's teething?
When we visited family in Illinois, we got to see Wesley's cousins Annika and Kelan. Here they are examining some tomatoes Ann got from the garden. Kelan can only say a few words right now, but Annika has a HUGE vocabulary and is amazingly smart. They're both super cute, so even though Wesley is not in this video, I had to share.
I took this video about a month ago. This is Wesley's first time in his exersaucer (given to us as a gift from the Swems. Thanks again guys!). He had been in one at daycare, so it was obviously not a completely new thing for him. A month later, he's not nearly as wobbly as in this video and can reach more things easier and with more "grace". Here, he tends to whack everything. It's still fun to watch.
One night after having some rice cereal, Wesley decided that the purple toy on his high chair was absolutely hilarious. We (Mom and Dad) never really understood why it was funny, but his laugh had to be filmed. He kept bending over forward, scrunching up his shoulders and giggling. It was really fun!