October 21, 2013

Family Weekend

For Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving, my family all got together at my parents' house.  It was such a good weekend- I think we all got together last in March.  It just doesn't happen often enough!

Cassie's birthday was on Sunday, so we made her a cake, inspired (but not totally followed) by a recipe I found on Pinterest.

We walked through the Paw Paw Tunnel (even though it was "shut down").

We ate lots of good food.

But mostly we just got to hang out and play.  I got some cuddle time with baby Graham.  Andrew did some rough housing with Uncle Doug.  Aaron (and his team) won a few rounds of Tri-Bond.  All in all, it was great.

And we even managed to get a picture of all the cousins sitting together.  That was seriously an accomplishment!

October 18, 2013

10 Months

So this post is a few days late, but I think I deserve a break- I'm still trying to unpack from our move without ignoring my very active little boy.

10 months.  Wow.

As I look back at the past month, I can't really think of anything new Andrew has learned or done.  But he has gotten better at everything.  He's a champ at eating anything we put in front of him.  He climbs on top of things I thought were out of reach.  He has mastered the stairs (going up) and can even do it so quickly and quietly that I sometimes can't catch him until he's several steps up.  His third tooth (first one on top) just popped though.  And he can stand for several seconds without support- until he realizes what's going on and he sits or falls down.

It has been a whirlwind of a month and Andrew has been amazing.  Moving is tough but he has adjusted so well.  He was in a pack and play for a few nights, even took naps at other people's houses, and moved into his new room.  He rules the house and knows it, playing with everything he can find- whether it's a toy or not.

We sure love seeing Andrew grow and learn every day.  And I guess it's time to start thinking about a birthday party!

New things for Andrew this month:
3 Teeth
New House!
First Cold

Doctor Who is his favorite.

Cousins- these two weigh about the same.  She just turned 2.