July 24, 2009

Music Man (Boy)

Each day is truly amazing as we watch Baby MAC discover new skills. In the past week, he spontaneously began clapping at dinner one evening, he's beginning to put down at least one hand as he learns to lower himself from a kneeling position (this really helps decrease the bumps and bruises on his noggin), and he has a new found musical passion.

This is his inspiration and source for musical entertainment.

We awoke one morning to this little elephant's lullaby. My father-in-law gave us this sweet gift when he visited soon after hearing our news that we were expecting a baby.

Baby MAC learned on his own that pulling this plastic ring would grind some gears and play a tune. Listening to the monitor, A. and I stayed in a bed enjoying our son's musical development. What a wonderful way to wake up!

I like to call him Harry Elephante. He's musical. Half our family is Spanish speaking. I think it's a good name.

July 13, 2009

10 months old today!

Seriously. Where is the time going? I just posted his nine month pictures, now Baby MAC is 10 months old!

Here he was trying to sneak a taste of a table. This kid licks everything!

I just love his little legs and feet.

We've also made new friends! These two cuties sitting with Baby MAC are the grandchildren of some longtime family friends.

Daddy's sunglasses aren't even safe. I told you this kid licks everything. And, I mean everything.

July 3, 2009

Check up and Stand up

Baby MAC recently had his 9-month check up. While we were waiting for our friendly pediatrician, Baby MAC was drawn to the nearby window where he decided to pull himself up to his knees. This was a fairly new move for him.

Then, he did this (see below)...for the first time ever!

We were so excited that A. called out for our pediatrician, who is also a dear friend of ours, and he got to witness the historic occasion too!

He's enjoying his room with a view.

Baby MAC continued pulling up to his knees once when we returned home, and we had to lower his crib mattress that same day. Now, he's frequently pulling himself up to a standing position. Looks like we need to lower the mattress yet again.