Friday, May 31, 2013

It's possible I inadvertently shoplifted a pouch of baby food yesterday with Mom. (I might have been holding onto it while we went through the checkout line.) Oops.

Luckily I have Dad as a positive, larceny-free influence in my life.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I got some extra solo weekday time with Mom yesterday. We started off the day with a run. She took me to lunch with Dad at work, where I charmed the whole team and got a few extra Dad snuggles.

Afterward, we took a trip to Costco, where I demonstrated that I will eat vegetables...but only if they're encased in a plastic bag.

I even got to go through the checkout line riding in the cart. Good thing they didn't try to scan me to see how much I cost! I think I would be expensive.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheerios

Mom and Dad thought that when I got coordinated to enough to feed myself, I'd really like it. They were right -- and the proof is in the Cheerios!

The crunch factor adds some extra enjoyment too, I'd say.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Visited Ikea with Mom and Dad today. They got me a new shelving unit to store all my toys in downstairs. They didn't buy me more toys to fill it with, though. Boo....

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I've got a pretty good fitness routine going when I spend time in the playpen.

Mom and Dad liken it to those scenes you see in movies of prisoners working out in their cells.

I'm gonna bust outta here one day!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mom lets me explore more lately, though she still keeps a watchful eye (and sometimes a hand) on me.

Here I'm venturing into the vast expanse of upstairs hallway. Where will it lead...?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Although it's spring, Mom and Emma still dress me for winter when we go out on chilly mornings.

Luckily when it heats up, the layers come off and the pants get rolled up!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

When I have bread as a snack before dinner, I'm very generous and share some with Dad.

I think it's funny to feed Mom and Dad, since usually they're the ones feeding me!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

While Dad was at the Giants game in person today, I reminisced about our recent visit to the Giants-themed playhouse at Stanford Shopping Center.

I can totally get one of these for our backyard, right, Dad?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Today I finally met "Aunt" Nikki! I gave her a few tentative smiles when we first met in the car, even if I seem distracted in this picture.

Later, at Grandma and Grandpa V's, a team of experts installed me in my new highchair.

Shortly thereafter I was able to safely dig into my meal with gusto.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Being so active lately is fun, but one of the perils of my recent explorations is self-injury. Today a mini-bonk led to a scratched nose and some tears.

Don't worry -- I bounced back quickly and was my cheery self in practically no time.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today I paid Mom a visit at work! I made lots of new friends, and showed off my crawling and standing.

They wanted to offer me a job, and I told them maybe in a couple of decades -- and only if I can get a standing desk!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Check this out.

You know what this means -- now I can stand on my own (with the help of the bench)!

And this is the sound of a satisfying ascent to verticality...along with a subsequent descent into frustration when Dad takes away my cool wood letters.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Every time I learn something cool, Mom and Dad have to go and stop all the fun by lowering my crib

As Emma likes to put it, can you say, "trouble?"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

For Mother's Day, I spent time with all kinds of moms!

From my Aunt Elena...

to Grandma Susan...

to this nice lady who I call Mom!

I'm bummed that I didn't get to see the other moms and grandmas in my life, but I hope I'll have another opportunity soon.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mom's friend Abbey and her son Henry stopped by today. First, Abbey greeted me with a smile!

I greeted her with a little silliness.

The last time I saw Henry, he was just a turnip. Now he has a bit of personality.

At first, I didn't like that Mom was holding some other baby.

But then I warmed up to him.

And fun was had by all.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'm not sure I'll ever watch another playoff game. They're so stressful!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Eight months old!

I started off my day by helping Mom clear all these books off of this shelf.

And one day soon I'm going to figure out how to open up this cabinet.

A little Linc-proofing might be in order.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Snuggling with a blanket from (honorary) Aunt Darcy and being my mellow morning self.

Monday, May 6, 2013

I can sit up like a big boy.

Most of the time I just prefer to lounge.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Went out for lunch in San Francisco with some friends today. I get a little antsy when I have to sit around for a long time, so Mom brought along some finger puppets and the ladies entertained me!

I admit that I can be a bit of a challenging audience, because I want to grab them!

After the lively lunch and puppet performance, I was pretty wiped. Dad snuggled me in a blanket and I napped on the ride home. Mom and Dad went meandering around the highways so I could get a nice long sleep.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Started off the day with a hot mid-day walk around Stanford. Good thing Mom and I wore our hats!

She also taught me how to take self-portraits. This is my pensive face.

At Home Depot, I cracked up when Mom used a box of screws as a rattle. Moooom, everyone knows screws are for building picnic tables and benches! That's why it's funny.

Out for an Italian dinner, I shared my perspective on the meal. Loudly.

No, Dad, I do not want to chew on that teething toy. It's penne bolognese or nothing!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday afternoon: frozen bagel and a beer* with Dad.

Who's got one tooth and knows how to have a good time?

This guy!

* Note: Beer is for Dad only.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I like to take all the books out of the basket.

Then Mom puts them back, and then I take them out again. It's a thrill!