Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Caught on Camera

Guarding the Nursery Door

Under the Crib

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seventh Month

What Nate loves in his seventh month:

Every food we’ve tried so far: peaches, apples, bananas, pears, carrots, zucchini, peas, sweet potatoes.

His fabric stacker toy.

Nursing and cuddles with Mama and falling asleep on Daddy remain popular.

His mirrored musical stage toy. Instead of randomly kicking with his feet, he now sits and intently pushes the various instruments, expecting what will happen next.

His car exersaucer, especially the classical tune on its radio.

Watching kids.

Putting his hands in running water in the tub or at the kitchen sink.

Daddy giving zerberts on his belly.

Playing Peekaboo.

Mommy tickling him (underarms, especially.)

What Mama & Daddy love in Nate’s seventh month:

The Elvis-like swivel of his diapered bum when standing.

Stopping between sips (dribbles) from his cup to make sure the dog on the front is still there.

Gymnastics broadcasts (from the video monitor in his crib, and via Skype to Grandma Happy)

His gentle touch on dogs, plants, and even in the paper store.

His automatically looking for a ceiling fan when we enter any room, anywhere. He’s been doing this since he could first focus his eyes as a newborn.

The pump-pump-pump of one leg (initially always his left, but now equal-opportunity) when he has something cool (food, toy, cell phone)

Many different laughs: Happy chuckles to himself when playing, the coo-yoo-yoo baby laugh still, and experiments with a big-boy "Ha!"

The jaunty upward crook of both big toes. Mama loves this beyond all reason.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beach Walk

Toes in the sand.

It doesn't get any better than this.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Salty Pup

On Thursday, we took Nate out on Salty Dog for his first sail. He'd been with us when we motored from the winter storage marina to our slip closer to home, but not actually sailed. He seemed to enjoy himself, and was especially interested in the wheel and instruments.

Sailing gets a thumbs-up!