Since the summer program at the dance studio has started up, Thursdays are pretty busy for us. We have story time at 11 which gives me enough time to get through my morning routine and him his morning nap before hand.
|Story time fun!|
Ayden has come to love the studio! He likes the music, the mirrors, playing on the hard wood floor (his toys make such wonderful banging sounds there) and watching the girls dance. He was in a stellar mood the whole time. My mom has been coming at 3 to hang out with Ayden during my last two classes. They are hour-long aerobic/flexibility classes and I prefer to do the exercises wth the girls so I can gauge the intensity properly. I don't want to push them too hard because I'm sitting on my bum so it's nice for her to take care of Ayden so I can focus on my classes. She got him to sleep for his late afternoon nap and then took over the class for me while I fed him once he woke up. Mom's are so helpful :).
|Playing at the studio :)|
Ayden has definitely adopted a love of music and I hope that it is always something that will bring him and David together.
At dinner, Ayden had his usual avocado and also tried a spinach leaf and a couple of chunks of butternut squash. So far, he has liked broccoli and spinach the best. I'm not sure what it is about fruit, the squash and even the avocado that makes him make hilarious facial expressions and even cough-type noises as he tries to push it out of his mouth. Perhaps the flavor is too intense for now? I think he has liked everything he has tried, because he puts them into his mouth again and again, but the broccoli and spinach stay in his mouth while he happily sucks on them. We have really enjoyed having him participate in dinner with us!
We've made taking a bath a regular part of Ayden's bedtime routine now. Its about time since he loves it so much! He is still having some issues with cradle cap so we weren't fully bathing him too often as that can make it worse. I've been using coconut oil twice a day lately and it really seems to be helping. I put a soft lamp in the bathroom and we play relaxing music so it's all part of the wind down ritual as opposed to an exciting bright and playful time. He still plays but it's a bit more chill than our morning baths used to be.
My plans for tomorrow are to prep the house for the weekend, meal plan and make our grocery list. I also have a couple of gift cards so I plan on getting out into civilization again tomorrow! One of the gift cards is for $25 to BuyBuyBaby; so I plan on purchasing a new "big boy" toy for Ayden. I was thinking about getting these wooden Melissa and Doug toys:
For now he'll just enjoy touching and gumming on them but it's never too early to start talking about shapes and colors! I also just love wooden toys and surprisingly, we don't have very many.
What was your baby's favorite toy at 6 months old?