Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday!

The computer is barely hanging on and working so I thought I would start working on the huge backlog of photos I have to post. Let's start with the most important one!

Spenser is 11 months old! He's looking more and more like a little boy and less and less like a little baby. Today, he made the transition out of Small Wonders and into the Bouncing Bunnies classroom. At first I was a little hesitant, but he seems so much happier with the big kids and out of the room with the tiny babies. He gets to play on the playground twice a day and they do frequent art projects as well. I already have a tiny handprint that is painted to look like a turkey. He has started saying "mama" and "dada", but is not consistent about it. He is starting to be insistent that his food not be cut up into tiny little bites. He wants the whole piece of food to chew on. He drinks very well out of a cup if it is held from him and can drink by himself with a sippy cup. He is still a very joyful and happy baby. He is very interested in everything going on around him and he likes to go to the store because there is so much to see. He's a speed demon when he is crawling. He is cruising like crazy. As you can see, his favorite thing to walk with is a bar stool. He pushes them all over the place and prefers them to the little walker that we bought for him. He should be walking independently any day now.

We took a trip to the farm to pick out a pumpkin. It was a beautiful sunny day and Spenser really liked the outing.

Sorting though the baby pumpkins.

He's very interested in textures and likes to scratch at and feel everything. This warty pumpkin kept his fascination for a long time.

Hanging out on Daddy's shoulders.

Happy boy pushing his barstool around.

Taste testing C's great grandmother's oatmeal cookie recipe.

A friend of Spenser's recently turned one. We went to her birthday party where he got to try cupcakes and frosting for the first time. Despite the serious face here, he really, really liked it. I mean, really really really liked it. He wouldn't let us pinch off bites for him, but was shoving us out of the way to grab the whole thing and stuff it in his mouth.

He had such a good time playing with this ball at the party, that I had to get one for him to play with at home.

All the ladies love Spenser. I'm not sure who this girl is, but she climbed into the bounce house just to give him hugs and kisses.

Kinsley, the birthday girl, hugging on Spenser, as well.

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