Sunday, June 23, 2013

Is it a bird? A plane? Tornado? No...just Calvin!

Wow...I'm real behind in posting. This crazy kid keeps me on my toes that is for sure! He has made leaps and bounds in his development. Not to mention time is just flying by, he turned 9 mos this past Saturday.

Last week just shy of 9 months, Calvin took his first step! I couldn't believe my eyes, I knew he was smart and all..but trying to walk at 8-9 months? All my sisters and nephew walked around 11 months so you could say we're a family of early walkers but he's beating us all out! We got him a activity walker toy and he toddles around pretty good with it. He will still try to walk without it and fall down after the second step. Anytime now I suppose...

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There isn't a day that goes by that I don't find myself yelling something I never thought I would.

"Get your foot out of my bra!"
"Open your mouth so I can get the cat food out!!"
"Stop hitting the babies with the hammer. It's not nice!" <---- cabbage patch babies BTW, NOT real ones!

Calvin is pretty good at inventing new ways of being destructive. A few days ago I was unloading the dishwasher and he crawled over to "help". He managed to not only yank the bottom rack off the wheel track but he pulled the entire rack out of the dishwasher with pots and pans! Strong little boy!

His latest obsession is our dresser. He has figured out how to take one of the pulley handles off. He is always so proud of himself!

 




Along with inching towards that 1st birthday we are working on transitioning to table food from baby food. He really enjoys trying things off our plates but some things taste different whole than than do puree apparently. Carrots was something he would always eat puree, so I didn't even think twice about trying them in a Gerber Graduate meal.  He had a different opinion with just regular carrots.






Independence......boy oh boy..does this boy have a truck load of it! There is so much I could say ...he doesn't even like to sit in shopping carts anymore. It's really fight and just not worth the energy, so yes he gets his way in that department. Although I don't really see anything wrong with him riding with the cargo. 



  


   






Who knows what new thing he will do tomorrow or creative way to destroy the house! I've learned to not be surprised anymore and take life one day at a time and just enjoy the ride. 


Just because.......oh yea, he can climb small steps too






XOXO...and a little bit of drool