Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lots of Changes

Life has been busy in our house. In my last post I talked about our change of routine now that school has started again. Well, in addition, we have just found a new, beautiful place to live. My mom is stopping by today to help me do a little packing. Thanks, Mom!

At 22 months, Max is changing right in front of our eyes. Check out the following list. My photography skills are not good enough to catch any of the moments on camera so you'll have to use your imaginations.

  1. Eating with a fork. Mostly just stabbing, but occasionally getting the food into his mouth.
  2. Signing. I plan on writing in more depth about this soon, so let me just say that communication alleviates a lot of frustration!
  3. Eating new foods. Max got into a rut and would only accept of very few number of foods. He is suddenly eating things like fresh apples and hamburgers. 
  4. Standing without support. He usually does it several times in a row, but of course I never have my camera nearby.
  5. Walking. Max still uses his walker, but lately he has been letting go to take a few steps to Sean or I.
It's all so exciting!

Now, a quick phone pic:

He's in the elevator at the mall in one of those life-saving (and probably germ-infested) carts. See, my mom and I went shopping last Saturday and took her car. Just as we pulled into the parking garage, Mom turned to me and asks, "Did we bring the stroller?" I instantly deflated. Of all the stupid things we forgot to bring the stroller, and were now faced with carrying a 27 pound dead weight (Max doesn't help hold himself up. I assume it's the low muscle tone).

Well, that's exactly what we did, and tired ourselves out along the way. Then, just as we were leaving, a man walked by us with this cart and said, "Do you want this? I don't need it anymore." And that's when we saw them: a whole line of carts just waiting to save silly, forgetful parents. If only we'd seen them sooner! Max, as you can see, thought it was just about the coolest thing he's ever seen!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous picture! I just love it. He's having the time of his life.