In a week our little man will be 9 months. In the last couple weeks he's really grown. He's babbling up a storm, no mama's or dada's yet. He's been trying real hard to be mobile, trying to roll, scooting on his tummy backwards, occasionally up on his knees, and walking/cruising holding hands. We are also working on drinking from a sippy cup. A few more months and no more bottle (and no more formula, hallelujah) And finally, his first tooth (bottom, right) has broken through. During the teething he refused all baby food, which was a little stressful. What table foods do you feed a baby with no teeth!? One night he had eggs, toast, and a banana for dinner. Big boy!! He watches like a hawk when you eat and will even giggle... he wants real food so bad! I was naughty and gave him some guac today, no worries, it wasn't spicy.
Maddy is just huge, in opinion and size. She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to yell, cry and pitch a fit to get it. Yikes! We also made another one of our countless potty training attempts. Maddy kept asking to wear underwear, so I let her and told her she needed to use the potty. Of course she didn't and peed all over herself, which she was not a fan of. By about 3 in the afternoon she was bawling and saying no more potty, no underwear, I want to wear diapers. She no longer even asks to wear underwear anymore. I've royally screwed her up. Sigh.
I know this not the cutest most amazing pic, but something about it makes her look like such a kid now. My toddler is gone.
We continue to venture out of the house, even though it's getting hotter than Hades outside. There's even been heat advisories suggesting not to even go outside. They've even called the scouts back early from camp! And July is just starting!!! We took a trip to a splash pad. Elliott immediately was not a fan and opted to sit in the shade. Maddy, who doesn't like them either, kept cool by playing near the shooting water. The best part of the splash pad were the big kids who took turns sitting on the drains so that the water could make a little pool. Maddy was a fan of that.