Friday, July 24, 2009

Shrade is 8 months old!

Our walk on the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It's a mile one way. We walked this bridge 2 years ago right after it was built.

My two men! Aren't they so handsome?

Shrade likes to look for me...upside down and backwards!

Shrade is learning to count by 2's.

Looking in the walking guide for our next adventure.

So I tried to take a picture on the rocking chair, but Shrade wanted to do everything but sit. I think this was the only that turned out.

Hi mom!

Shrade fell asleep in his play yard. Too cute.

Shrade grabs the spoon and wants to feed himself.

Shrade is 22lbs and still 27.5 inches long. He sits well and plays independently for 20 minutes. He likes peek-a-boo and nightly walks with mom and dad. Shrade now has 6 teeth. He eats 3 meals a day with lots of fruits and veggies as well as 32 oz of formula. The hardest thing is getting that first bite! Sometimes he spits- no, no! Shrade continues to take 2 good naps a day and sleeps through the night about 10-12 hours. Shrade had his first plane trip this month. He did well. Shrade is starting to babble and hold his sippy cup. One new thing that is helpful is that Shrade likes to be upside down so I can clean under his chin!

Shrade loves books and is fascinated with alphabet flashcards that mama reads with him. He also loves music and playing with blocks. Shrade is having fun meeting new friends and having play dates. Anybody want to play? :)

We are so blessed with this little one and praise God everyday for this bundle of joy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shrade is 7 months!

This month Shrade started solid foods. His first meal was Super Porridge made with ground brown rice. All of Shrade's food is homemade. He eats avocado, banana, nectarine, butternut squash, sweet potato, pears and asparagas. He usually eats these foods combined together like nectarine and butternut squash (yum!) or in his Super Porridge. He also continues to drink 30-32 oz of formula everyday. He's a growing boy!

Shrade went on several trips this month. He went to Marysville and saw Great Uncle Steve and Great Aunt Carol as well as mama's first Kindergarten class graduate from high school. Then he went to Vancouver, WA to see cousin Ethan graduate from Kindergarten.

Just last weekend he went to Oak Harbor and saw Grandma Nettie and Grandpa Jeff as well as Great Grandma Layne. Whew, what a traveler!

He also learned to drive! (NOT!)

This month was very special because it was daddy's birthday and his first Father's Day.

One last new activity is family bike rides. Shrade has been to the Foothills Trail in Orting and Puyallup River Front Trail. On Father's Day we were caught in a thunder and lightening storm!

Shrade also got his 2 front teeth, plays independently in his exersaucer or play yard, has signed up for the Summer Reading Program and can sleep up to 10 hours at night. (Some nights not so much!)

Shrade is now 20 lbs and 27.5 inches long. We love our precious bundle from heaven. A highlight of the day is prayer time with daddy before going to bed. Good night, sleep tight!