Last weekend my immediate family, minus one sister (sad face), met for a family rendezvous at my parents’ house in New Jersey. We spent some great quality time together, enjoyed watching baby Gus rock out in his doorway jumper, visited the (great) grandparents in PA and had a lot of fun witnessing the two goobers interact (especially in the bath tub). Emmett had a bit of a cold (which translated to a couple of family members), but other than that, it was a successful trip. Check out some of the visual highlights below, including a pretty awesome video of Gus gnawing on Emmett (with a surprise ending)…
I’m looking forward to the next time Gus and Emmett get together. Gus will probably be Emmett’s current age, and Emmett will be 19 months.
For more pictures from last weekend’s visit, check out the “NJ Family Rendezvous” set on Flickr.
Age Timer: 13 months, 1 week
Being 1 year old has treated Emmett pretty well so far. He’s a pretty confident walker, and he can now go from sitting to standing without the aid of a third party.
We took Emmett for his first (professional) haircut last weekend. I’d cut it before myself, but it was the first time we actually took him somewhere to get it done (and he was starting to look like a hippie). Let’s put it this way — he was not a fan. Nope … not one bit. He was in the chair for less than a minute before he started crying and screaming. They ended up pulling over a bigger chair so he could sit on my lap, and even then it was a struggle.
The only bright side of the situation was that we went to Snip-its, which is dedicated solely to children’s haircuts and was more than prepared for the situation, armed with bubbles, singing hairdressers, animal crackers, lollipops and cartoons to battle less-than-happy customers like Emmett. It was a little costlier than I would have liked, but I can say with confidence that for kids uncomfortable with getting their hair cut, it’s the best way to go (for at least the first few haircuts). Two thumbs up for Snip-Its! Below, Emmett shows off his new ‘do and reflects on hair first haircut experience …
Age Timer: 12 months, 3 weeks