Pulling up!

Rowan has been pulling up to standing for several days now. 

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He gets really excited when he pulls up, and he has been able to reach more things that we haven’t baby proofed yet.

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Things Forest Says

“I’m going to continue putting on my shoes in my office.”  (…then goes into his bedroom and closes the door.  I don’t think he had ever called his bedroom his “office” before.)

 

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Milestones for Rowan

Yesterday, Rowan started “talking” again!  He had been doing cooing and pre-babbling around 2 months old up until  I returned to work when he was 3 months old.  He then stopped for a few months, maybe because he was working on using his hands and on crawling.  Out of the blue, he just started babbling again yesterday, and I had so much fun talking with him.

Also, Rowan started really showing significant interest in solid food yesterday.  He finished up his sweet potato-apple puree, and Daddy fed him some peach-mango.  I want to try offering rice cereal again tonight.  He hadn’t been a fan of that previously.

At 6 months old, he’s really been taking off crawling, and he’s pretty fast now.  He’s also showing some early interest in reaching and climbing.

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Things Forest says….

When we entered the Head Start building this morning, Forest announced to the secretary, “Before I came in the building, I was commenting on cement.”  (Forest had been following up with me on a similar conversation last week in the same place about different surfacing for sidewalks, parking lots, and roads.)

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Homework

First time ever for Forest to do school homework.

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He is learning colors by coloring in monsters. Of course he has known his colors since he was 2, but Daddy is helping him practice holding his crayon like a writing instrument (although not in this picture.)

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Sleepy Angels

Forest asked me to lie down with him when it was his bedtime.  But Rowan was fussing, so I said I could walk the baby around in his room while he fell asleep.  Forest countered, “well Mom, can you nurse him lying down?  He wants to nurse.”  So I did, and this was the result.  Two boys asleep with half the effort.

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Rowan is 5 Months Old Today; oh yeah, and happy Independence Day, too.

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At five months old, Rowan enjoys getting his toys with his hands, putting toys in his mouth, and scooting backwards or in a circle.  He likes watching his big brother’s antics, nursing with Mommy, and looking at things with Daddy.

 

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Busy weekend with the boys

Daddy had a state chess tournament this weekend, so I took the kids to Oklahoma City on Saturday to ride elevators and to a splash park in Harrah on Sunday afternoon.

I had showed Forest a picture of the Downtown Oklahoma City Library, and he thought it looked like a really interesting place to ride elevators.  So we did that, and we also played in the children’s area.  Rowan got to do some tummy time at the library.

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Forest had fun playing with the train table.  I enjoyed visiting with library friends of mine, Sharon T., Sharon B., Phyllis, and Brock.  Sharon T. took him on a special tour in the STAFF elevator to the 4th floor which was otherwise closed that day!

We also visited the Oklahoma City Art Museum, and Forest was very impressed by the tower of glass sculptures by Chihuly.

Forest and Rowan at the Oklahoma City Art Museum next to the Chihuly glass tower

Forest and Rowan at the Oklahoma City Art Museum next to the Chihuly glass tower

Forest wondered why I wouldn’t let him touch the Chihuly sculpture.  I could just imagine a giant crash of glass causing our family to be in debt for generations to repay the art museum.  Fortunately, there were no incidents.

On Sunday, we went to the lovely park in Harrah to play in the splash park.  Forest was SO excited.  He said that he loves splash parks “…even more than any person.”

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2 Months Old!

Here are some pictures from early April when Rowan turned 2 months old:

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Landmark day for both boys!

Today, Rowan drank 2 ounces of my milk from a bottle!  This is a giant relief to me since I go back to work on Monday.  He was reluctant to drink from a bottle previously, but Daddy worked his magic, and Rowan did just fine.

Also today, Forest kept his underwear dry all day even though the day included a lot of outings.  We went to the Shawnee Early Childhood Center in the morning, then lunch at Sunrise Chinese Buffet, followed by a dentist appointment for Forest and then picking up Daddy’s new glasses at the optometrist’s.  Mommy and Daddy are so proud!

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