Eleven Months

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It seems as if Theo’s development has exploded in the past few weeks. He gives the best hugs (sometimes painfully wonderful) but I think gigi has been getting the best of the best. He is so much fun to take on adventures and wants to climb on everything (the table and stairs are his favorites). He has also begun to throw fits when something doesn’t go his way – but only at home and they are easily distracted at this point (whew!). Waving, pointing and clapping are all novel new additions that get mama and papa cheering and squealing with delight. Theo has eight teeth and I am convinced that the next round are coming in now. He loves to chew on everything, except food. Theo is very cautious around food but does enjoy eating apples, pesto and minestrone. Story time has become so much fun now that Theo likes to look at the pictures. He loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear and There is a Monster at the End of this Book. He has gotten really good at turning the pages but sometimes prefers to speed read. I still can’t believe that it has been almost a whole year! I love being his mama!

Winter Blues

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It has been a very cold winter for Western Washington and I am craving the arrival of spring. I am working on a monthly photo project with Theo but it has been so dark some days this winter that I have struggled to have enough light for the film stock that was in my camera! Whoops! These are a few photos from the project around when Theo was 6 months old. I will eventually compile all the photos but until then, here is little bits of my sweet babe and his blue eyes. His bunny is from Hazel Village and it is his favorite.

The Food Journey Continues

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Theo has begun to enjoy eating now that he’s 8 months and has more fine motor skills! He is still not too sure about the whole swallowing-the-food thing but he loves to feed himself pieces of food and purees on the spoon. It gets messy and gigi loves it! She has a new love for all kinds of food that she never would have touched in the past. If Theo gets it, she wants it. And Theo loves to share with her!

Food brings us together

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Gigi has reluctantly accepted Theo. Theo is obsessed with her but Gigi misses being the center of attention. She misses outings with just her. But there is one big benefit to having Theo around — the human food! Theo gets away with giving her food because it is just so adorable. It has helped Gigi decide she (sometimes) likes him, too.