Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quick catch-up

It's been wayyyyy too long since I've made a post here, but it's not for lack of content, just lack of time. I know, I know- I'll be kicking myself in a few years for not documenting these days more diligently, but I just can't seem to find a free second to blog lately. So, in a nutshell, here's what we've been up to:
Working on the new house!!! Preston has been a doll whenever he's been over there, but thankfully, Grandma Judy has kept him SO frequently, especially on the weekends so that we can continue making headway on the projects we've undertaken. Thank you, Judy!!! I am so blessed to live nearby Kevin's family who are not only willing to help with the construction of the house (having handy brother-in-laws is GREAT), but also to watch Preston. I'll post some pics of our progress soon.

Also, Preston is having a blast being so mobile. Here's an example- I left him on the blanket you see in the middle of the floor, went to get laundry downstairs and found him playing with is diaper pail when I returned, halfway across the room.

In this photo, we had been playing on the floor. Again, he started on the blanket, and while I didn't get it on video, he rolled, played, and squirmed off the blanket and pulled it onto his head. We played peek-a-boo for awhile, which he now loves, so I think he's decided blankets are for playing, rather than laying on.

He's still loving solids, but doesn't seem to care much for the fruits, which has surprised me. I think they may be too tart for him. I'm making all of our baby food, which has actually been easier than I ever imagined. We have a stash of sweet potatoes in the freezer that could feed an army!

As you can see, we are still feeding him every meal in the bumbo seat, and I'm more than ready to break our high chair out of the box. But I'm waiting until we get into the new house, simply because I don't want one more thing I have to hide before a showing here. Speaking of showing, our house hasn't sold yet, so we could use some crossed fingers out there in blog-reading-land! :)

He's finally sitting up for a minute or two at a time! Kevin snapped this picture, taken on Grandma and Grandpa Erb's kitchen table, after a long day of working at the new house. (i.e., excuse my sans make-up face) We are so excited for him...GO PRESTON!!!!!

He's still as social as can be. Last weekend at Aunt Heather and Uncle Matthew's shower, he had a good 30 people in his face for at least 3 hours and didn't fuss once. He's also taken a couple of long naps in his crib this week (please don't let me have just jinxed myself by saying that) - one for 2 hours!!! And he's asleep there now while I type...

It's a Sunday afternoon, so that means we are headed to the new house to do some more work, but before I sign off, here are a few other shots of our almost 7 month old:

With Daddy:

(scooting off the blanket again)

Such a big boy!


Anonymous said...

You know I almost lost it when I saw you posted today. I cannot get enough of that boy and he grows too fast for me! Thanks for the update, bonks. Love it! Aunt Kristin xo

Jessica & Todd said...

He is changing so much! Isn't it great? Would love to see you guys! We should get together soon. I want to hear all about the new house too! :)

Daddy-O said...

I've never noticed how childish my car keys looked. They look like one of Preston's toys or something.

I'm so funny.

And good looking.

Holli said...

Wow, he looks so much older every single day! It seems like just yesterday that we were shopping at Target and you wondered when you'd go into labor!