My dreams of a carefree summer on the beach with one reasonably capable swimmer, one stuck on the blanket for fear of getting sand in his shoes, and one sitting in one place surrounded by clean toys are ruined.
This little stinker pulled a Gemma on me and learned how to crawl before he can sit…
He couldn’t be more pleased with himself.
So this means the lovely stage of putting him in one place with various toys and coming back half an hour later to see if he needs the toys rotated is being totally skipped. This also means the stage of regular removal of small parts from mouth is fully underway, and the kids are getting a crash course on what does and what doesn’t constitute a choking hazard to a 6 month old. Barbie shoes: bad. K’nex: bad. Chopsticks: bad. Food crumbs: bad. You get the picture.
This also means a new cleaning regimen, as my kids have a tendency to slurp on things like table legs and fridge vents at this stage. His favourite flavours so far seem to be paper, flyswatters, and stuffed animal fluff…a rather refined palate, I’d say.
We are practicing sitting, but frankly, he finds it a total bore.
It’s a good thing he’s so irresistibly, ridiculously happy about life, because we are still totally wrapped around his bitty little finger.
Alicia Louwerse says
He is super cute! Can’t believe he is already on the move – isn’t he still a newborn!
I know…it really does fly by, I already miss newborn snuggles ;)
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
That photo of him with that big smile on his face is just too adorable!
HE is Just such a CUTE boy!!! Love his cheeky grin!!! Maybe you may need to bring a play pen along to the beach… that will keep him contained!!!! As long as it has open sides so he can see what is going on around him. I also recommend a play pen in the house!!! Keeps EVERYONE safe!!!! xoxo
I definitely need to bring a playpen to the beach – I didn’t think of it with Kristopher and he ate a decent amount of sand :P At home I love letting them roam around though :)
My sitters at the beach just gathered up whatever blanket I sat them on so they could eat the sand anyway :P Great pictures! What a happy little cutie. Can’t wait to see you all soon :)
So funny, I’ve been bemoaning the fact that E isn’t crawling at 9 months, just scooting every now and then, but at the beach this weekend it was quite lovely to have a sitter not a mover! FWIW I ate a ton of sand during my childhood on the Cape and seem t have turned out OK!