First Steps

They’re shaky, unpredictable, and almost always ends in a giggle-fest head-first dive. Where is that plastic bubble I ordered?

He took his first steps last Saturday and covered a distance of about 3 inches. I couldn’t get him to repeat the feat on command for Daddy so Mike was hesitant to believe it actually happened. Plus, the entire event took about 1.5 seconds so really, if you blinked, you would miss it. We’ve been practicing every day since then but would only get to about to 2 actual steps you could officially count. Of course, we were VERY excited to tell daycare on Tuesday, and wouldn’t you know it, at the end of the day, he had taken FIVE steps. This only confirms my theory that he has probably been walking for weeks now but they didn’t have the heart to tell us. In any case, we are getting him to walk a little further each time before giving in and completely collapsing forward into our arms and sometimes even veers off to other destinations beyond our arms. We are signing him up for the Turkey Trot 5K.

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Buzz Words

Just a quick update on Maxon’s command of the English language:

– He definitely knows where his tongue is.

– He sometimes knows where his ears are, although he’s pretty good about showing you where YOUR ears are.

– He doesn’t care at all where his nose is.

– We’re still having context issues when he signs that he’s “all done” with eating, but if the answer is “yes” (as in, “would you like some Cheerios?”, he always answers back with a high-pitched giggle and a huge smile

– He can repeat “mama” back at me although it’s usually encapsulated by several more (“maam mama maam mamamamamama”)

– He says “dada” but it means even less

– If we ask him if he wants to go for a walk, he’ll quickly crawl to his push toy and hit the road, enormous grin on his face and sometimes accompanied by “oooooooh”

– In an effort to make the bee on his toy mailbox less scary as it buzzes when you bat at it, we’ve been excitedly saying “buzz! buzz! buzz!”. He almost always repeats back a muffled “bopz bopz bopz”. He also mimics back if you say “beep beep”, which comes out more like “bup bup”.

Totally unrelated picture. Check out the huge feet on this kid!

Pumpkin Patch

We went down to Cottonwood Farms with some friends yesterday. I’m not entirely sure how much the kiddos cared about the pumpkins but anytime you get to play in the dirt and get nose-to-nose with animals is always fun!