You Tube Video - Andrew Walking
Check out the video above - Andrew is taking some of his first steps, with the assistance of a toy and dad to keep it from sliding out in front and him face planting.
As you can see Andrew is moving and grooving and keeping us busy. It's hard work to keep up with a child that is so curious he gets into everything. His current favorite activities are standing up on just about anything he can use to pull himself up. He also likes feeding himself or eating whatever you are eating. I cook his food from fresh fruits and vegetables, but hes tired of purees, I think. Such an advanced young man is clearly ready for real foods. :)
His other favorite thing is anything that lights up such as cell phones, remote controls, laptop computers and ipads! It is almost impossible to use any of these items while he is awake. Andrew can spot the bright lights from across the room and army crawl over to grab them. Yes, he still army crawls. I mean, with such a voluptuous belly, he must have back problems just trying to get it off the ground!
More photos and videos will be coming. I have high hopes of a Popeye halloween costume, but we'll see what we can come up with. Stay tuned...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Tony even threw him around a little.
Andrew liked playing in the sand, also, but he definitely thought it was a tasty snack. I kept pulling his hand away from his mouth, but it kept creeping right back in.
He practiced crawling a bit in the sand, but mostly he just liked grabbing at it.
He's a Florida baby, no doubt about it.
My cousin Alan got married two weeks ago in Montecello, Fl. The Lanier clan drove up to Tallahassee and stayed with my good friend Brooke for the weekend.
The ceremony was outdoors and the reception inside a cute little barn. It was a wonderful time to catch up with my family, most of which I don't get to see very often.
Andrew bonds with my Uncle Tim.
And Nanee has to get in on the love action, too. She gives good hugs.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I made homemade bubbles using a recipe I found online. Andrew wasn't quite into bubbles yet, and my recipe fell flat a little, as the bubbles fell too quickly and popped easily.
So as the bubbles fell into the pool and the hose moved them around, a bubble bath was created.
Good news: Andrew LOVES bubbles in the bath. He can see them and splash them easier than the individual bubbles.
Here's my sweet water soaked boy.
In other news, Andrew can now suck on his bottom lip. Milestones, baby. Milestones.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I found this pin on Pinterest, but the linked webpage is in Russian. It doesn't show how to make the apron, only various styles and colors. So today I gave it a shot with one of Tony's old shirts trying to figure out how it's done based on the picture.
I started out by laying the shirt flat on the ground and lining up all the edges.
As I cut up to the arm pit of the shirt, I realized that double seam kept going to the cuff along the bottom of the sleeve and would make really good ties around the back. I cut along both sides of the seam on the sleeve, then cut off the cuff.
I did this on both sides, then cut along the arm seams up to the neck of the shirt.