Emmett has been trying really hard to move around lately. Although he’s been doing the army crawl for a few weeks now, recently he’s started to get up on all fours! He can’t really do much more than rock back and forth and lunge forward onto his belly once he gets up there, but it’s definitely a look at what’s to come. My guess is the little man will be cruising around with ease in a matter of weeks. See for yourself!
Age Timer: 7 months, 4 days
The move is only two weeks away, so James and I are trying to get as organized as possible. While we’re not moving far (about a mile away), September 1 is the busiest move-in day of the year around here because of the college crowd, so we’re trying to mentally prepare for a couple days of craziness.
In anticipation of having a moving truck on moving day, James and I went couch shopping this past weekend, and whaddya know? We found one! It’s mossy green, very comfy, it fit our budget, and it definitely beats the crummy futon we’ve been hurting our backs and butts on over the past year. We bought it at Jordan’s.
I also finally had a chance to refurbish the coffee table I bought for $5 a couple of months ago at the Goodwill store. A few screws to fix the wobble, some sandpaper, a few fresh coats of black paint and some elbow grease later – BAM – a beautiful “new” coffee table! It’s a bit large for the living room we have now, but it’ll be just right in our new place.
James and I are looking forward to moving to a bigger space soon, and Emmett should be, too. It’s fully carpeted for the little guy to crawl around to his heart’s desire, and there’s a lot more room for him to get into trouble.
On another note, he’s really been enjoying his solids lately, and he’s truly starting to get the hang of it. Here’s a lovely pic of the aftermath of a meal of sweet potatoes:
Check out some pics from James and my camping trip a couple of weekends ago on my personal Flickr page.
Age Timer: 7 months, 1 day
I can’t tell you how many times James and I have been injured by our baby. We’ve been headbutted, pierced by his razor sharp fingernails (I swear they’re made of teeny tiny razor blades), pinched, slapped, kicked in the groin … you name it. If you have kids or read this article, then you understand a little bit better what we’ve been going through.
So when I saw this MadTV sketch parody of the early 90s disaster programs Fox used to air, I totally related. Hilarious, and on some level, so true!
Age Timer: 28 weeks, 4 days