Charlotte is crawling!! She can push up on her toes into an excellent plank (working on her abs, I guess) and then drops to her little knees, starts to rock back and forth, and then scoot forwards. She still prefers scooting/army crawl as her primary mode of transportation, but she is officially on the move. I hope I'm ready for two mobile babies...I also need to increase my vaccuuming frequency since my precious little buttercup is scraping herself along the floor all day every day.
She can feed herself puffs, cheerios, raisins, beans, and pieces of olives (she likes them too, what are the odds? Clearly, this is hereditary~~) and is beginning to show a definite preference for being spoon-fed baby purees over being bottle fed. I think she knows that she is missing out on grown up food and wants to be a big girl.
Charlotte plays peek-a-boo! It is the sweetest thing. She pulls her dress or bib over her face when I say "Where's Charlotte....?" and jerks it down with a grin when I say "peek-a-boo!" She is such a happy and sweet baby~~
|In her faux fur swing coat (more on this later...)|
Barrett has liked to count for a while, and now he initiates counting things by himself. For example, he'll count the black beans on his plate, the pumpkins on display, the apples in our grocery cart, or the tractors on the chest of his coveralls.
|Delicious goldfish in my wagon|
|Just woke up and still a little sleepy|
Here's a normal conversation in the car:
Barrett: TRUCK!!! There you are! You found me!
Me: That's right Barrett, it's a truck!
Barrett: Truck! You found me! (trying to teach him to say I found YOU instead of the other way around, but he prefers it this way)
Me: (keeping the conversation going) What color is the truck?
Barrett: Yellow...? (he always says yellow first when I ask him a color....that's a mystery)
Me: No, buddy, it's not yellow...What color is the truck?
Barrett: (triumphantly) BLUE!! Blue truck! I found you!
We have this exact conversation at least a dozen times a day, no exaggeration. Usually in relation to trucks, but sometimes to other favorite things/people like Charlotte, bananas, pumpkins (new seasonal favorite), or a special toy.
|"Zoo!! You found me!"|
A favorite for Barrett...and Charlotte...and just about every friend that comes over to play~
We already added a dolphin to our zoo animal family. But the tiger is his favorite~