26 October 2009

New man - every day!

In the past weeks, Max has a few new things under his belt. 1) He will now feed himself puffs and his own bottle. It's really very freeing for us.

He has now graduated to crawling on all fours - no more trench action for Max. And he has learned to pull up on furniture - or any other object taller than himself. Today, he even started trying to cruise along the couch.

Max always looks pretty proud after each new task is accomplished. And we, of course, encourage that

13 October 2009

Swinging and Rocking

Here, Max is up to one of his favorite activities - swinging at the park. That was when it was nice out. Unfortunately, we've taken a cold turn here - not so much park time.

At my dad's 60th birthday party, Max had his first attempt at using a rocking chair. It is one that has been in my Dad's family for ever - and he used to rock in it as a little boy. Now it is Max's turn.

He's growing up so much every day! Most recently, he has learned to pull himself to standing on whatever tall objects loom nearby. Paul and I now make bets on when our little 8 month old will be able to walk.

More video to come soon - time with Great Grandad Gatton and Halloween will follow!