Whoa! This boy is 10 months old. He is so much fun, and arguably just as much trouble. He loves to pull on plugs and turn electronics off and on. He also thoroughly enjoys splashing in the tub or hitting the keyboard of the laptop. He likes to take apart my phone case and throw anything he can, on the ground. He’s been eating more solid foods and we have discovered that he likes strawberries, watermelon, rice, tortillas, and goldfish. I love taking pictures of his sweet face, but as you can see below, he quickly grows tired of the imposed photo shoot.
Wow! April hit us hard. Fox got sick, then Jude got sick, then Fox got sick again, and then I got sick. We pretty much had the most un-Easter of Easters because 3/4 Mitchell’s were barely functional. So, I really missed out on getting Fox’s 9 month pictures on the 4th of April. I remembered at the very last minute, and got a picture of him sleeping. He woke up that morning with a terrible rash, so taking lots of pictures was not my top choice. You can still see the bumps on him in this picture.
By Easter Sunday, he was feeling better, although I was feeling worse. Our Tia Nana took us out for brunch and he was all smiles. Later, at home, I got some good pics of him crawling and being adorable. He’s crawling and cruising along the furniture. He definitely babbles and recognizes his name (it’s a great name, might I add). His favorite toys right now are his music table and his stacking cups. He crawls super fast…usually to get to the dog food bowl and to sneak a sample before I can relocate him. He’s very lovable, and still likes to cuddle and be held.
He’s eight months old! My goodness, the time has gone by so quickly. On his 8 month birthday, he crawled for the first time, which was amazing. It was so exciting to see him put it all together. Fox has so much personality. He laughs when you tickle his belly, he’s always impatient to eat, and loves to people watch. He loves touching Joe’s face or pulling Jude’s curls. When he’s really happy, he does this “double kick,” both his legs come down at the same time. He’s got two little baby teeth coming in on the bottom.
I can tell now that he can crawl, things are going to be more exciting around here. Last night, he crawled on top of his toys so he could reach Jude’s plate on the coffee table. This boy is resourceful.
We had the day off from school today (it was supposed to ice, but really it’s just cold and beautiful outside), so I have had a chance to take a lot of pictures of Fox and Jude playing in the house today.
I thought by February, Fox would be crawling, but I think the fact that he was sick for almost two weeks in January didn’t really give him the energy to try new things. We got lots of laughs from this little guy this month. We also tried giving him more solid foods, like Baby Mum-Mums and some pureed fruits and veggies. Sometimes, even if he wasn’t eating, we would still put him in the high chair with us for family dinner. Poor little guy got sick one more time, but luckily it wasn’t as long or as bad as it was in January. Maybe we can blame it on the constantly changing Texas weather.
We also went to our first family dance at Jude’s school. I think Fox was a little overwhelmed at first, with all the lights and loud music, but he eventually settled in to it. Jude had a great time, running around and chasing balloons. He was giving Joe a hard time because he wasn’t dancing and we had to tell him that his dad feels shy about that, which Jude thought was funny.
I usually try to take a picture of Fox on the 4th of every month. It was very dark and overcast that day, so I didn’t get any good ones. The one I did get was basically him telling me that he was tired and wanted to go to bed.
But the next day, he was rested and ready for his photo shoot.
This last picture isn’t in focus and has bad lighting, but he looks so mischievous, I had to include it.