|Ready for the day!|
|Picture for Daddy after story time :)|
Ayden had fun crawling around the studio and all of my students were amazed at how much he's changed since they last saw him.
Ayden has already mastered crawling. He doesn't do it often but when he does he's a little speed demon. He seems to stay close by so that makes me think that either he hasn't built up the courage to go exploring on his own or hasn't yet realized that possibility... Whatever the reason, he can take his time because though he's "on the move" it hasn't changed much about our days quite yet. Here is a clip of our little speed demon this morning:
Though he doesn't go far, we have seen a big jump in his curiosity. He's become a busy little bee exploring his world. It is neat how some developments that go hand in hand happen simultaneously. His curiosity peaked a little more right when he was able to get to things and get his hands (and mouth) on them.
Baby Led weaning is also still going wonderfully! Today, when I ate lunch in a hurry before heading to dance, I was just going to leave him on the floor to play while I scarfed down my lunch. He saw me eating and was having none of that. He crawled over to me and was whining/crying which leads me to believe that he knows exactly what mealtime is now and that he's supposed to be a part of it. I was telling David that we need to ease ourselves into making sure we make time for him to eat with us (since it takes a while and makes a HUGE mess) during these first couple of "exploration" months. That way when he's actually beginning to depend on outside food sources for nutrients (around 9 months or so), we'll already be accustomed to allotting enough time for him to join us for every meal.
After dinner tonight, we took a family walk and then David took Ayden up to his room to play while I enjoyed some alone time (even if it was while I cleaned the kitchen again...). When I made it upstairs they were playing and having a grand old time.
|Let the rough housing begin!|
Just the beginning of a wonderful father son relationship. <3 br="br">3>
I shall end this post with this wonderful quote that I found on Pinterest: