Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zoo Boo!

I mean, seriously:

The zoo here holds an annual trick-or-treat weekend (actually, it's two weekends) when kids can go to the zoo, and you know, trick-or-treat. The zoo is actually decent for a small city, and they had lots of games and crafts that Graham was entirely too small to partake in. But hey! Joe and I got to eat his candy.

And we got up early-ish this morning and re-instituted Sunday outings. We went to a local coffee shop and all ate breakfast together. Graham was not thrilled about wearing mittens:but we had a lovely morning regardless. Now it's just time to gear up for the week. Gah!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Long overdue update

So! Graham has been busy lately. He's pulling up all over the place, and if that is not enough, he is trying to climb once he's gotten up. Aaack! His favorite toy is pictured above -- a large box. Not just a large box, though - a large box covered with scribbles and stickers, designed by our friends J & F back in MA. Yay!

His 9 month appointment went really well; stats are 19 pounds, 9.5 ounces, and 29 inches! 29 inches! That puts him at the 75th percentile for height for normal 9 month old boys. And at about the 50th percentile for weight, which he has been steady at for a while. His doc was very impressed with all his gross motor abilities, and reassured us that there is nothing to worry about in regards to his language development - he is just still at his corrected age mark. He has just been spending all his mental energy and time on moving! Pshaw. Just like a boy.

Addendum: I just went upstairs because he was crying pretty hard at 10:30 pm (very unusual) and found him sitting up in bed, completely disoriented. Apparently he has learned to go from lying down to sitting up! I hope this isn't like when he learned to roll from back to tummy and woke himself up every time. From what my mom tells me, I also have him standing up and not knowing how to get himself down again to look forward to. So much fun in one short year!