For the past two Saturdays, J and I have been taking brunch dates while Mars' grandparents watch him. It's been nice to have time for the two of us and extra nice to be able to just eat without worrying about a baby trying to stand up in a high chair. Funny thing though... we end up just talking about Mars and watching videos or looking at pictures of him the whole time.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Mars is 1 year, 1 month, 3 weeks, and 6 days.
Lately he's been testing boundaries, being a big goofball, and acting super sweet. Climbing on the shelves, dancing to the closing credits of TV shows, and leaning in for kisses. He can be a handful but I'm enjoying every moment of it. Also, it doesn't hurt that the weekend is finally here :)
Monday, April 06, 2015
We didn't do anything Easter related again this year. I was about to go out and buy some plastic eggs to fill with baby snacks and scatter them in the backyard for Mars to find, but it was rainy all morning so we just cozied up in pajamas for most of the morning. It's not too late though. We might still do it tomorrow, there's still time.
Some milestone updates:
He started mimicking sounds and repeating the things we say. When I buckle him into his car seat, I say, "Click click!", and he tries to say it too.
He can recognize songs and knows what hand motions to use for the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the "Baby Bumblebee" song without any prompts. He also knows when the Jack-in-the-Box will pop out during "Pop Goes the Weasel", and will put his hand over the box right before so it's less scary.
He's been exploring a lot by putting objects into cups, boxes, or baskets. He likes to fill up a bucket with toys and then take them out one by one, and then fill it up again. Or likes to put little passengers, sometimes feathers from the pillows or legos, into the seats on his Boogie Bus.
His favorite books are, "Alphabet" and "Tails" by Matthew Van Fleet. They're tactile books with different pop-up features. We used to take his hand and run it over the different textures in the book, but now he takes our hands and makes us feel the stickiness of the octopus or the bumpy alligator scales.
I hope everyone had a good holiday :)