Thursday, April 12, 2012

8 Months Old

8 months old and still the smiliest, cutest baby ever! he seriously smiles all day long, he rarely cries. His favourite two people are his big brothers, he thinks they are just the silliest, funniest people in the world. I wonder how long that will last? He has some fussy moments, preferring to have me in his sights at all times, but he really is a happy, easy going baby.

Even with blueberries smeared all over his face he's happy :) he loves to eat. I think he's starting a bit of a growth spurt because the last few days he's fussed for some more food once he's finished his meal. An obvious sign my little one is growing. Currently he eats three meals a day (usually eats when we do) and nurses approx. 5-6 times a day. We've just started giving him a sippy cup with water in it at meals, hoping he'll take to the sippy cup better than he did the bottle. Grayson still refuses to take a bottle, even Gavin can't get him to take one anymore, so I'm not away from him for any length of time.

Grayson has started being able to hold his weight on his arms but hasn't gotten up on his knees on his own yet. I'm not in a rush to have him completely mobile just yet, but I do enjoy watching him try his very best to get to something he wants! usually he rolls in the general direction of the desired toy etc. but often he doesn't quite get there :)

I do love when babies can sit on their own though, makes life soooo much easier! I can set Grayson up with a few toys and he'll play much longer now that he can sit and play. In just a couple of days he mastered the sitting skill. I snapped a quick photo of him sitting unassisted to show he can do it, but for the most part he still has pillows etc. around him for support.

Such a big boy now!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Meeting the Easter Bunny

Yesterday morning we took the kids to the mall to meet the Easter Bunny. I was surprised by how quickly the line up went and there were some activities for the kids set up to pass the time. The kids coloured some Easter colouring pages and then were asked if they wanted to have their face painted. Noah jumped at the chance but Owen isn't interested in that kind of thing so he decided not to participate in that. Noah had his face painted like a bunny and loved it! every time he'd look in the mirror he'd get a huge grin. At one point his bunny teeth had rubbed off and he said " I was a bunny, but then my teeth fell off!" sooo cute.

Grayson has started experiencing some stranger anxiety, I wasn't sure how he'd like sitting with the bunny but he was happy and smiled a big grin at his new friend :)

Owen's bunny ears!

Cutest boy bunny in the world :)

I had big plans to shop for myself while at the mall, I'm in desperate need of new summer clothes. As usual, as soon as I enter the mall with the kids I decide I need to come back another time...alone. I just find shopping with them more work than it's worth, sigh. Oh well, I'll have to plan another shopping trip soon.
We took a trip to the zoo during the march break with some of Gavin's family. I think everyone had the same idea as the place was packed with people, but we enjoyed ourselves and the weather was perfect! Here are a few photos from our day at the zoo.

Later in the week, baby Grayson was able to enjoy his first time in a swing at the park. The weather was really warm and it was lovely to be able to get out of the house quick without having to wear coats, hats and mitts. It's so much easier to take the kids out in warm weather!

Grayson's first time in the swing! he loved it. Eventually he fell asleep and the bigger kids got to play at the park for an extra hour or so while Grayson finished his morning nap.