So, Christian has fought walking every "step" of the way. He has been crawling since he was 8 months old and I would bet money on him in any baby crawling race. Do they have those? Anyways, so when we try to practice walking, he will just lift his legs up off the floor and go all noodle leg on us. For about 2 months now he's been consistantly walking around while holding onto furniture, for about a month he's been standing solo without assistance, and for about 2 weeks he's been taking 1-3 steps on his own, but nothing I would call serious walking. In one week, he will be 14 months old. I began feeling a bit anxious about just how long my child would prolong this milestone. I know, I know, I have heard it a million times, "Once he starts walking, you'll regret wishing he could" but I also get the question, "He isn't walking yet?" Apart of me feels he'll walk when he walks, but secretly I'm impatiently waiting to witness his first steps.
A couple of weeks ago I volunteered in our church's nursery class. Christian was by far the BIGGEST crawler! At one point this little 8 month old girl just walks right by him all Frankenstein-esque and I had to laugh. She looked down at him and I swear she was probably thinking, "Does his legs not work?"
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Over the weekend, my husband and I attended his 20 year high school reunion (class of 1991). I never went to my 10 year reunion (class of 1999), so I was curious how this would go. I had so much fun! Great people + great 90's music (i.e. "Too Legit to Quit" "...That Girl is Poiiiissssoooon") + 3 margaritas = A Super Fun Night :) I think I had such a good time since it wasn't my own reunion...I didn't feel the pressure of looking better than my high school self and finding people to chat with. My graduating class was so large and everyone I would want to see I have kept in contact with...I decided to skip it. So far no regrets. There is an 8 year age difference between us, so Matt feared I wouldn't have a good time, but quite the opposite. It just reminded me of a different time in my life....6th grade! Don't be a hater Matt, you're married to someone still in their 20's...for about 6 more weeks :(
What better time to take a self portrait while in the restroom...
Earlier that day, we had a lil' family gathering for June birthdays. I love going to Matt's Aunt Sam and Uncle Paul's. They live out where your neighbor is a little down the street and you're surrounded by trees. It's always great food and great company. I've really enjoyed having family in driving distance. Growing up, I never was close enough to family (which is unfortunate since I have some super awesome cousins), so when Matt and I got married I immediately loved "family time." Usually the weekends are reserved to "make the rounds." It helps that I like his family...or should I say they like me...right??? :)
Everyone have a good week!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
If you were able to see this up close, you would see MANY faux pas, but for my first quilt, I was proud I didn't sew my finger to it. I've always liked pink and brown together. Thank God for Grandma Solomon, she has helped me so much. I will post the finished product once I'm done.
On a side note, I got my new camera lens today :) The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 recommended to me by Amy Lee from the blog A Good Life. She always takes amazing photos with great use of aperture. Here are a few photos I took today.