Thursday, May 19


As a quick update, the rash was a virus and it was gone within 2-3 days.

I love watching Crew learn new things. Lance and I are always amazed at how quickly he will catch on to something and how much he 
understands. His most favorite thing is reading books. He would love to sit and read with me all day long if that were possible.

His vocabulary is quite impressive for a 10 1/2 month old!
  • mama
  • dada
  • banana ("nanah")
  • duck
  • dog
  • more (ASL)
  • milk (ASL)
  • water (ASL)
  • uh-oh
  • hi 
  • he nods his head both yes and no- this has been so helpful in communication!
  • "moo" for the cow
  • "baa" for the sheep
  • he barks anytime he hears a dog bark
  • "pa pa" for grandpa
  • he roars like a lion quite frequently
  • he waves anytime anyone says goodbye
I'm sure I am forgetting some! It's really been fun to see him learn new words. He is also cruising around the house. He crawls really fast and cruises the furniture like a pro. He is steady on his feet and has taken a few steps here and there but isn't showing much interest in walking on his own quite yet. We borrowed a little push toy from my brother the other day and he just took off with it walking around the house! He's even gotten quite tricky and when he hits a wall, he will move to the other side and take off again, all the while with a huge grin on his face. 

Crew is such a pleasure! For the most part he is cheerful, bright, social and curious. He has such a funny little sense of humor. He flirts with anyone and everyone wherever we go! He definitely thrives on attention from others which I love but it can get pretty tough at home when I am the only one to entertain. He does so much better when we are out running errands or at a party. There have been many frustrating times when Crew wants my full attention and I just can't give it to him! Otherwise I would never get anything done. On top of that, he is not a good napper (ugh!). I have tried everything in the book but this kid just does not take good naps. I guess I cannot complain, though, because he sleeps more than 12 hours every night.

He always crosses his legs when he's in his high chair. So cute!

Painting with water. Look at that red hair! People comment on it everywhere we go.

So that is the skinny on our Crew guy! He is our absolute everything. I feel so blessed to have a loving husband and the cutest little baby on the block! Being a full-time mommy is 
definitely challenging at times but it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.


Merrells said...

We sure love that little guy too!

Betty Tolman said...

Austen had a fever for 6 days. We didn't know about it being a virus until his rash appeared... and all the time i thought he was teething.
I am impressed at the vocab your baby has! That is awesome.

Danielle and Preston said...

That's crazy he can say all those things! Can't wait till Boston starts talking! So far he just babbles and screams to communicate! ;)

White Out said...

Chris, he is a doll. Jax crosses his feet under his highchair too. Makes us laugh. So so cute!