Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Into Everything

He looks so innocent but this little man is starting to get into everything! Yesterday he was on crawling two "steps" at a time and then would stop. Today he's crawling/hopping his way across the floor into everything he's not supposed to my laptop and the doorstop which is what he was playing with when I took this first picture. As I was typing this, he somehow managed to unscrew the doorstop and get it in his mouth. This is not a fluke. It's the third time he's done it! I didn't even know how those doorstops came off until I became a homeowner and my almost 9 month old can do it in 10 seconds flat!  
Oh, and then proceed to put that (and everything else he's working on picking up with his new pincer grasp!) in his mouth.  I need to start vacuuming a lot more...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pool Time!

We took the babies to the pool every morning at camp and they had a great time!  We tried out Brecken's new hat and sunglasses and after a few attempts, he actually tolerated them as long as we flipped the hat up out of his eyes. My mom had to put an extension on the sunglasses band so it would fit around his head. :) He sure is one cool dude!   
One morning at the pool, Brecken had evidently had enough because he fell right asleep in my mom's arms in the pool!

Brecken started doing many new things last week while we were at Carolina Bible Camp!  First, he figured out how to get himself into a sitting position from laying on his tummy. He still can't sit straight up if he's lying on his back, but he sure knows how to roll to his tummy and then get up!  And he's very proud of it too - now when I go in to pick him up in the morning, he's sitting up grinning at me. Such a sweet smile! And even last night when he woke up in the middle of the night, I went upstairs and he was sitting up crying. This boy has no use for laying down anymore - as evidenced by the fact that it takes 5 minutes just to change his diaper because he's so wiggly!  Brecken's second new trick is pulling up to standing on furniture and such. The first time he did it was when me and mom were giving him a bath in a Rubbermaid tub (since we only have stand-up showers at camp). He was so proud of himself! He got this big smile on his face and then we couldn't get him to sit down. The rest of the week he tried to pull up on EVERYTHING. Dad claims that at one point Brecken was holding his fingers and standing and he kept standing for a few seconds even after he let go! I haven't seen him do that yet - he's so wobbly because he's got so much weight to balance and support.  The third milestone he reached last week was crawling! Granted, he's not flyin across the room yet, but he'll move one leg and then the other and then stop. Or he'll do a little frog hop. It won't be long before we won't be able to keep up with him!  It's amazing that he reached all these milestones within days of each other but it's probably because he was trying to keep up with Salem all week! I can definitely understand why second children tend to meet milestones earlier - they have to keep up with older siblings!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Having fun at the pool with Salem and Noni at Carolina Bible Camp!