Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Highlights from the past couple of weeks:

This is what happens if you turn your back on your 8 month old while putting away dishes... (he was having a great time!)

This was the first time I gave Joel both the spoon AND the bowl. There were still peaches in the bowl. (Well, there were before this picture was taken...)

We have been to two different apple orchards so far this year. This picture is at Erie Orchards - this is my favorite picture, but Joel's favorite part was the peach-picking. This past Sunday we went to MacQueens. There were no peaches there, so Joel had a significantly less enjoyable time. (He didn't come home orange, though!)

We had fun the other night with finger paint. I feel like I belong to the Parent Club now - I have a painting by my kid on the refrigerator! I was afraid that, since we put him in his high chair for this, that Joel would think that the paint was actually very colorful food. He didn't, though - he was very serious about his art. After this, Neil took him straight up to the bath (we had stripped him down to his diaper prior to giving him access to the paint) and I cleaned up everything and threw this towel into the wash. (Yay for Crayola's washable line!)

Neil was able to come to Joel's swimming class last week, so I stayed out of the water and observed. Fun was had by all. Joel is beginning to understand and enjoy the class. It's neat to see him not give the "I thought you loved me" look after we go under water.

It's been eventful, yet not really around here lately. Just life, really. Joel and I go on walks, meet up with people, make squash and avocadoes and other food he likes, read books, talk about numbers, chase each other around, and make faces at each other. Neil comes home and we do more of that. It's peaceful.

Baby story time starts in two weeks at the library. We'll be out of town for the first one, and then we'll start going to that. Joel and I are jetting out to Atlanta in two weeks for a weeklong visit. Joel's 9 month doctor appointment (!) is in a week and a half. Hopefully we'll get to a pumpkin patch soon, too.

Three cheers for autumn!


At 10/06/2006 7:47 PM, Blogger Eostre said...

I *love* how earnest Joel is about his artwork. Too cute for words!

At 10/26/2006 8:27 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

I love that you are doing art and taking him to swim classes!!!


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