|8 months young - 12/18/2011|
My little guy is 8 months young and an 18.5 lb ball of energy! 10 days after he turned 7 months he started crawling and has kept us on the run ever since. He wants to see and touch everything! There's no stopping this little guy. If we walk out of the room he quickly follows us, it's amazing how fast he can crawl, AND he loves to stand. He's constantly grabbing hold of a chair or ottoman or our legs and pulling himself up to a standing position. This made taking his 8 months pictures very challenging....we couldn't keep him in the chair!
|I must stand mommy 12/18/2011|
|Don't let the elephant get me mommy! Really I'm just trying to keep him in the chair...|
It's been a very busy month. There was the last UT tailgate, Thanksgiving, Ry's baptism, a visit from Unkie Bob & Aunt Janie, holiday parties and pictures with Santa! Whew, no wonder it's taken me so long to post this blog.
|Mommy and Ry at the last tailgate of the season 11/19/2011|
|Fun with daddy|
|That iPad tastes great! 11/20/2011|
|Visiting with Unkie Bob and Aunt Janie 11/20/2011|
Ry's been doing well with his foods, he's finishing up stage 2 foods and loves his puffs. He's finally starting to like yogurt melts and he loves chewing on the occasional pizza crust. ;) We've also given him banana wafers and biter biscuits, but those are pretty messy. Just the other day we gave him his first taste of Salt Lick and he LOVED it! He went to town on turkey, brisket and some mashed taters. Ry also loves to drink out of our cups. Whenever he can get a hand on our water cup he'll sip out of it like a big boy. Of course most of the time he uses his sippy cup. He loves carrying it in-between his teeth while he's crawling. One of these days I'll remember to take a picture of that, it's quite entertaining.
|I want that red ball! 12/3/2011|
|Ry and Santa 12/10/2011|
|All decked out for the holidays 12/10/2011|
|Even reindeer feet need sleep 12/17/2011|
Ryland is very active, vocal and inquisitive. You can tell that he's trying to figure out how things work. He loves touching objects and faces. In fact when Opa holds him, Ry will touch his mouth looking for a mustache, he knows a male is holding him but that he doesn't have daddy's mustache. Ry makes all sorts of sounds, and we both swear we've heard him say 'mom' or 'mama' and of course 'dada'. But this could just be normal baby babble. Ryland definitely knows who his parents are and he makes it well known when he wants us to hold him versus other family or friends. Right now Ry is all about daddy and will crawl out of my arms to get to him. Unfortunately for daddy this means he's putting Ry to sleep most nights. Mommy is a bit jealous.
|Rub-a-dub-dub, 1st bath in a real bathtub 12/17/2011|