Monday, March 15, 2010

Silas (8 months)

Silas turned 8 months old this past Thursday! He is growing and changing everyday and he is so cute that I just can't hardly stand it!

{Just a heads up - there are lots of pictures with this post.}

He is:

*pulling up on everything. Sometimes he is a little ambitious and ends up bumping his noggin, but he is getting really good at catching himself too. He stands in the bathtub now (which has resulted in the discovery that water doesn't feel good when it goes up your nose). He is a brave little toot and even after he gets hurt he will just try again. I LOVE this about him. I love his adventurous spirit.

*talking up a storm. He has added a few consonant sounds to his speech and now we hear d's and b's and y's. He talks to himself in the mirror (especially when he's in the car) and he loves talking to his Daddy.

*down to 4 bottles a day and 3 food meals.

*getting his 4th tooth. Any day now the top left tooth is going to poke through. :)

*"voicing" his opinion. He communicates quite well these days either by screaming or reaching for things or refusing to make eye contact or even pushing things away.

*His favorite things to do:
~climb on the hearth
~play with his car seat and push it around the kitchen (he spends great amounts of time doing this)
~play with his diaper/wipe caddy. He is OBSESSED with this. He takes the diapers out and throws them everywhere. He pulls it over on himself. He chews on it. Really - it's kinda strange how much he loves the caddy...sometimes we have to just put it away.
~go outside. We are soooo ready for spring! Last week we had a couple of warm sunny days in a row so we spent a good bit of time outside. I can't wait til we can play outdoors everyday!
~jumpy jump in his Johnny Jumper
~be naked. But is this really a surprise?

climbing and exploring

sweet toothy grin

so happy with his friend Mr. Carseat

about to make a mess with Mama's clean clothes

He climbed over there by himself. I just held his feet to make sure he didn't go head first in the gap.

This one is kinda blurry, but I love it because this is how I found him one day. He had rolled off of the hearth into his empty toy basket and was stuck.

Oh you know, just getting some fiber (tree bark). And are those shades not the cutest?!

Again, he did this all by himself.

Such a big boy!!

My friend Lindsay came over last week on one of the pretty days and we took Silas to the Monastery to crawl around and take some pictures. These are the doors to the sanctuary.


  1. love the picture in front of y'alls door! That's a framer!

  2. Super Cute!!! Can you say GAP model?

  3. Oh my goodness, he is SO sweet and handsome!!!! What a beautiful baby!


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