A nice boring week again, except that Caleb is once again battling a runny nose. I hear it's going to be quite awhile before he'll learn to blow his own nose. This is discouraging because he totally hates the nasal aspirator (unless you give it to him to play with and carry around the house). Guess Aaron and I will continue the two-person "restrain and suck" maneuver through several more colds.
We have been practicing wearing the headgear to Caleb's Halloween costume around the house so he gets used to it. It really just makes him fussy, but it is so cute and maybe tomorrow will be the day he doesn't mind wearing it. He actually doesn't care as long as you don't fasten it around his chin. Here are a couple of cute pictures from this weekend's "practice session".
Yep, he's going to be a turtle. I know I said I was going to try to keep his costume a secret, but I just couldn't help it. It is fitting because he loves his turtle toy and likes to say it too. I am leaning toward a turtle cake for his birthday but am more than slightly intimidated by making a cake. Think I'll call and price some cake-making places.
He is making slow progress toward walking. He will gladly walk with you hold his hands, guiding him and cruises from couch to chair to piano bench. Most recently he has started adding a bear crawl move into his regular crawling motion. It's pretty cute.
We took Caleb out to the pumpkin patch today. Well, it was actually a produce stand that had lots of pumpkins, not a patch. Caleb has shown recent fascination with pumpkins and went around pointing to all of them, saying, "ball...ball...ball". I can't wait for him to be old enough to strategically survey the pumpkins, looking for the perfect one to bring home and carve.
We've been having fun watching Caleb mimic our actions. Most recently he's taken to making a kissing noise. It kinda looks like a fish face too but I'll go with kiss since that's sweeter. This is a funny video of him in kissing action:
Aaron has been working to fix our screen door this week so we can enjoy the cooling temperatures. Caleb was very much interested in the project and Aaron was good to be as patient as he could be with his little 'helper'. It is fixed now and no longer makes a horrible screeching noise or gets off its track.
Have a great one!