Monday, July 11, 2011

July Update

As of July 6, I'm a stay-at-home mommy! This is my dream come true. We have thoroughly enjoyed our days together so far. We go on walks, toss the ball, fold laundry, explore new parts of the house, sing, and dance.

David has started teaching a summer creative writing course at Texas Tech and will sit for his comprehensive exams for his PhD at the end of July. Needless to say he's been incredibly busy.

As of this weekend, poor George has contracted Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. He hasn't been sleeping well and has been just pitiful. We are told that he should get over it in a week or two.

We still have not sold our house. It's looking like we'll have to rent it since we have to be in Hamilton by mid-August.

Our little boy is now 8 months old! He is growing up so very fast. Here are some of his recent accomplishments and discoveries:
  • He REALLY mobile now. He now crawls around the house and tests our childproofing skills.
  • He is pulling up on everything. We bought him an activity table (see photo below) for him to pull up on and it has been such a hit! 
  • He is eating stage 2 and 3 foods. He is drinking watered down apple juice and eating puffs. He has learned to self-feed with puffs.
  • He is able to mimic us when we say "bye bye"... he'll repeat us and say "baa baa"
  • He has 4 middle teeth: two on top and two below
  • He is still wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers
  • He can throw the ball overhanded
  • He recognizes his name
  • He knows how to give us big sloppy kisses now
Pooped after playing frisbee golf with Momma and Daddy
Sad boy showing off his 4 teeth
He always stands to greet us when he wakes up!
I just love those sleepy eyes!
Playing with his new activity table
Climbing on EVERYTHING!
Camped out in his high chair waiting for his snack!
Showing off his new Union shirt!
(If you're a Union alum, you should contact them to get this FREE onesie if your kiddo is 2 or younger.)


Katie said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you get to be a SAHM now!! So great!

Heather said...

Agreed! Love to hear that you can stay home now! George is getting so big! Hope he is feeling better soon.

va4lvrs said...

I'm so glad you get to be at home with George! It's nice to be able to keep up with you with your blog. Miss you!