Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
I have to say that I am not sad about it (although I'll probably feel differently with any future kids). Although I've really enjoyed the experience, and I'm very glad that we did it, I'm excited to be done now. We made it to 12 months, hooray! I'm so thankful that he's made the transition to solid foods and cow's milk happily, and he really did most of the weaning himself. Hopefully tonight he'll do just as well.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
He's also developed a fascination with closing doors. Of course, he's always inside the door, so I have to come and rescue him once he's trapped himself. He hasn't quite figured out that he needs to get out of the way so that I can open the door for him - it's a tricky thing that requires a lot of careful shoving through a door that can only open a few inches.
E is also trying to label everything in his world - this week he's spent a lot of time pointing to things and looking quizzical (like, "What's that called, Mom?").
He is getting really good at pulling up and getting back down - it's no big deal now, and he's learning to back off things like the couch and stairs with his feet first rather than trying to go head first (hooray!).
Elijah wants to eat whatever we're eating, and prefers to share with me rather than have his own food. Today he ate an entire peanut butter and jelly sandwich by himself!
Hanging out under the table before swimming lessons
The little break that Patrick gave me by taking over the swimming lesson is just one more example of why we love Patrick so much - what a great dad! What a great husband! Elijah thinks his daddy is the best - you should see him light up when he hears Patrick coming in the door each night. And Patrick really does a lot around here, trying to give me a break or helping out whenever he can, and I don't know what I would do without all that support.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Elijah in his big pile of books, wearing his new shoes.
Patrick and I got to go to a movie and just spend some time together. It was wonderful. First of all, I got to spend some quality time with Patrick. We always have fun doing things together, and I like him a lot, so that's the best part. Plus, I haven't been to a movie since before Elijah was born, and I think the last time we went to a normal (first-run) movie and the regular theater (not the one that charges 50 cents a ticket on Tuesdays) was the last Harry Potter movie ... yep, it was a while ago. And, we went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. What could be more fun? Elijah had a fun evening at home with our friend Tori, who took excellent care of him. Hey, maybe we'll even do this again sometime!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This week Elijah had his first swimming lessons. I was really looking forward to swimming with him because I thought Elijah would have a blast in all that water! I know that I shouldn't have expectations about what my kid will and won't like - he's allowed his own opinion! But I just assumed, based on how much he loves taking a bath ... I was wrong. Not that either lesson was horrible, but Elijah has been a bit freaked out by being in the pool. It takes him a while to decide that it is safe, and then he has lots of fun, and then he gets freaked out again at the end when he has to go under water for a second. Anyway, Patrick came after work this evening and got some pictures and video of the fun part of swimming lessons - playing with toys!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Here's a little (or long) slide show of Elijah's year. Big day tomorrow!