Sweet boy, your sweet, spunky personality is really starting to show. You are the happiest baby I've even known and seem to smile and giggle at everything. You are now waving with your whole arm and we think it's just about the cutest thing ever. You love to wave at everything... mommy and daddy, strangers, the chipmunks in the backyard, planes, cars, the mirror, etc. The list goes on and on.
You've also started clapping. It looks more like a polite golf clap, but you do it with the biggest open mouth grin.
You are now crawling on all fours with your tummy off the ground and there is definitely no holding you back. Another one of our favorite things is when you combine clapping and crawling- by crawling for a few feet, then sitting up to clap while looking at us as if to say "I'm doing a good job, right??" You love to crawl and chase balls, blocks, the sunshine when it comes in through the window, your shadow and daddy.
We now officially have a stander. We have found you standing in your crib a couple times (usually waving at yourself in the mirror). You also like standing to play on your music table and reaching for anything and everything.
Eating. Well there's no surprise here- you still love to eat. We are working on your finger foods, and you've liked them for the most part but each meal is still a combo of finger foods and purees as you seem to get frustrated that you can't eat as quickly when chewing is involved. Some of your favorites are plums, peaches, bananas, avocados and steamed veggies.
You're talking up a storm. No real words yet (although they all seem to sound like you're saying "heeey!")
You are now up to 22 lbs and mommy can feel every bit of it in my back after a long day.
Here are some highlights from the past month:
We've gone on plenty of family ice cream dates and you finally got to try some of daddy's ice cream (sorry, mommy likes chocolate and peanut butter).
You learned how to play the drums with your toys.
You celebrated your first 4th of July in Aiken with family and seemed pretty excited about it.
You got your first and hopefully only picture taken on a motorcycle.
And now for the monthly pictures- or what I can get of them. This little boy certainly does not like sitting still!