Wednesday, September 19, 2012

8 months (and a day)

Collin is eight months old, and this has been the month of greatest change for him! Here's our cheerful little guy this morning.

He is now a full-blown crawler and puller-upper!! His favorite place to pull up is under the dining table, and then he freaks out because he feels stuck :)

Here's a short crawling video. There's no turning back now.

I mentioned in the last post that Sydney has a best friend. Well, Collin does too. Meet Drew! They are the best of buds. It's funny at only eight months, they already prefer some kids over others.Here they are this morning at school.
(And if you see the little zebra in front of Collin, that is the toy he goes for the second he arrives every single day without fail.)

At eight months, Collin is:
  • a crawling and pulling up maniac
  • still a decent eater but would live on yogurt if we allowed it
  • wearing some 9-month and some 12-month clothes
  • saying "da-da" and "ba-ba" and "blah-blah" :)
  • still convinced Sydney hung the moon
  • the sweetest thing you ever want to see in the morning. He wakes us with a huge smile and makes us all laugh
  • wearing size 4 diapers
  • still in love with his teachers and (so far) hasn't shown any signs of separation anxiety. I know it's coming...
  • showing signs of an early walker. He's cruising the furniture some and seems very steady on his feet. Slow down, buddy!

We love our sweet and cuddly baby boy so much, and we can't believe how quickly he's moving out of baby zone. Happy 8-month-iversary! xoxo

Monday, September 17, 2012


Sydney has a best friend - Elizabeth. These two girls play together all day every day at their Montessori school. Elizabeth's parents both work on campus, too, though we didn't know each other, so we finally put it all together and linked up for a play date at their house Friday after school. These girls had a ball, and we didn't get home until 10:30! When we arrived, the two little blondies shrieked like teenagers at a Justin Bieber concert. Sydney's shy personality was nowhere to be found. They played and played and played, watched TV, ate snacks and played some more. They always went to the bathroom at the same time, and they put their dolls in time out and disciplined them. It was funny to hear how similarly they speak, much of the language they've picked up from their teachers. And it was extra cute that they kept getting mixed up because Elizabeth's dad's name is Sidney! Anytime her mom addressed him, my Sydney came running. :)

Since we are moving to Charlotte in a few short weeks, Sydney has been asking if Elizabeth will be at her new school. It's heartbreaking. I actually cried Friday night because I know they won't grow up to be friends. I know she will make another best friend quickly, but we will always remember Elizabeth as her first sweet and adorable BFF! We will have more play dates before moving time arrives, I'm sure.