Mazen is just 2 days away from his 10 month birthday. I guess it’s time to start thinking about O.N.E.! I do want to have a party, but I’m not sure how/when/what. I’m thinking a Mazen Jar theme would be fun : )
My sweet boy is doing all kinds of hilarious things. I absolutely can’t wait for him to start talking!!
Here are some funny things he has done lately:
-He loves animals and makes this breathy squeal followed by a laugh whenever he sees one. Most often this is a dog or cat during our walks, but recently we were at the pool and he made the noise. I couldn’t figure out what animal he spotted until I followed his gaze down to a teeny tiny ant crawling on the pavement. My mom said she when she babysat that he stared at a fly on the couch for 10 minutes with joy!
-I am always impressed with how much babies know when they have so little life experience. M can pick out all of the meat on his tray and leave the broccoli. He clearly likes the meat more than veggies. Could this be human instinct?
-Also on the high chair front he has learned to finger paint. This is OK if he only has a little bit left, but not OK when he sends most of his lunch flying onto the floor. We have started giving him little bits at a time to prevent too much waste.
-The other night I was teaching him the parts of his face – “Eyes, Mouth, Nose” and I said “Nose” with such gusto that he burst into tears thinking I had said “NO!” Poor little guy.
-He has started loving the game of peek-a-boo and plays it with his hands and with the curtains in our house. He also plays peek-a-boo around corners at home. He’ll speed out of a room and then peek back to see if I’m following him.
-Did I mention he knows how to crawl up stairs? He doesn’t seem interested in the stairs in our house because they are tucked so far out of the way, but he made a beeline to Karen’s stairs and climbed all the way to the top in one swoop!
-When we’re side-by-side nursing sometimes he stands up so he’s almost doing downward facing dog. He’s come a long way from the days he just laid there as a tiny newborn. *Tear*
-If music plays, he dances!! Just a little bounce, but the start of cute toddler dancing.
-His favorite word is “Ah Da.” We have no idea what it means, but it’s a happy word!