Monday, July 18, 2011

10 Months Old!

Mac is now 10 months old. I can't believe it. This month's photo session was truly a workout for me. Mac was not just crawling everywhere, but crawling fast. We'd put him at the back of the set, and by the time the photographer had her camera ready, Mac had already crawled past her. I think eventually, she got faster and he tired out and slowed down ... a little.

Mac finally has 2 teeth, though he doesn't like to show them to anyone. They're just above the gums, but you can feel them for sure!

He's getting really good at pointing. And poking. He likes to touch everything with just his index finger.

He's pulling up on absolutely everything. He cruises a little, but not much. I think he figures he's got lots of exploring to do, and crawling will get him there faster. He's also opening cabinet doors and drawers! All of them! So far, he's not interested in the contents as much as in his ability to open and close.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fingerpainting FAIL

 Today I had the brilliant idea to introduce Mac to Fine arts through finger paints! Well, it turns out that sitting him in his high chair and giving him something gooey -- that's not even edible -- was quite offensive.

I seriously couldn't even get him to smile for one picture. He finally calmed down and forgave me when I cleaned him up and gave him cheerios and yogurt melts. 

At least we got some priceless art out of it!