Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Baby Steps

I can't believe that Orion is already trying to make the move from standing to walking. It seems like yesterday when he finally took off crawling on his own, and we're moving on yet again. So far the most he has taken was 3 steps in a row, but that's pretty dang good if you ask me. He will still choose to walk holding on to things if he has any chance at all, so we have to practice far from any furniture, etc however, we're heading that direction. He has gotten really good at clapping his hands, waving at people, and making mad faces. He absolutely loves playing with other kids and gets really excited about going to school in the morning, which makes it easier to take him. What I am saying is pretty much that my son is awesome, growing, and amazing me every day. I'm already trying to start planning for his first birthday. I can't believe that it's just around the corner.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

10 months and counting

I can't believe how fast time is flying by. Before I know it Orion's first birthday will be upon us (and boy am I NOT ready for that!!). So, Orion is really trying to start walking, he waddles around the coffee table and is starting to get more daring with his reaches. The holidays were great. We got to spend lots of time with the family and Orion seemed to really look like he was enjoying all his least the ripping the paper part. He got lots of fun (noisy) toys like a drum and xylophone. He also got a large tractor, a fire truck that makes noise, some clothes....the list goes on and on. His grandparents may spoil him a little bit. He is very vocal at this point too, so that's lots of fun. He's definitely trying to start repeating phrases that we say and a lot of what he says sounds like real words. It's pretty amazing. He's incredibly curious, so much so that we actually ended up rearranging our bookshelves so that the shelf he used to reek havoc on is now the shelf with his books on it (take that smarty pants!!). The weather here has been SO cold though and that is frustrating because it makes it really hard to go outside or do anything. I'm beginning to get a little stir crazy. The snow around here has been insane too. We've got more snow in the last couple weeks than we normally get the entire year. Ugh. Anyway, that's what's happening around here. Orion is amazing as always and he's such a smart little boy. We really are blessed in life.