Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We have a crawler! (sort of)

Wesley and I were sitting on the floor last night after dinner playing with toys when he decided that he was REALLY interested in the Christmas tree nearby.  He dove, fell, whatever from a seated position to his stomach (it's not a very graceful move yet) and did his Superman routine for a while.  Hands and feet up in the air while bouncing on his stomach.  Then, he got up on his hands and knees and did his rocking routine.  Which, usually ends in his scooting backwards.  He's really good at the whole backwards thing and can pivot on his stomach in any direction to eventually end up where he wants to go.

But, last night, he decided to try something different.  He would lift first one hand and then put it down.  Then the other and put it down.  Then a knee.  He didn't fare so well up on his hands and knees and was getting frustrated that he wasn't going anywhere.  So, back to the trusty stomach position.  This is where he did something new.  He scooted his knees up without lifting his stomach off the floor and did a sort of army crawl towards the tree.  It was pretty tentative at first, only small movements forward, but as soon as he realized it was working and he was getting closer to the prize (aka grabbing the tree branches), he moved forward with a vengeance.  Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it was a lot faster.  Maybe we'll have some real crawling by Christmas?

p.s.  There's no video of the momentous occasion because we let some friends borrow the camera to film a funny skit for the department Christmas party.  I'm sure there will be many more opportunities to get it on tape so everyone can see our mobile boy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Future musician?

Please excuse my horrible rendition of "Twist and Shout", but I had to show you how Wesley loves to sing along.  He has also decided that drums are his current favorite musical instrument.  We both still need to work on the vocals.

More new noises

Making noises with Dad.

Playing before bed

Just a taste of what Wesley's saying these days.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas time is near!

When we were decorating the tree this weekend, we found this Santa hat in with the ornaments.  Wesley thought it was pretty funny when Mommy was wearing it around the house.

The hat is WAY too big for Wesley and kept falling down over his face.

He still liked wearing it though.

Thanksgiving weekend

Wesley's Thanksgiving meal of sweet potato chunks.  I was feeding these to him one at a time but put the whole plate on his high chair for the picture.  He loved it and immediately grabbed and squished pieces with his hands.  Most ended up in the bib of his overalls.  

Mommy and Daddy's Thanksgiving dinner.  Starting at the bottom and going around clockwise: herb stuffed turkey, potato sour cream biscuits, wild rice stuffing (with cherries, apricots, and pecans), sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows, corn bread pudding, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce (from a can).  (not shown: ginger pumpkin cheesecake) Yum.

Wesley hanging out near the newly decorated Christmas tree.  (The hair dryer on the floor is there because we had just finished sealing the windows, not because we leave it under the tree.)

Why do you keep taking my picture Mommy?

What's the doggie barking at now?

Talking to Mom about something interesting.