Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shrade is 6 months old!

Shrade's first time in the high chair.

A very special day: Shrade's Baby Dedication on May 9, 2009.
We will follow the words in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, "...Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength...Impress them on your children."

Mmmm, Super Porridge. Shrade's first bite of cereal.

Well, this is the only picture I could get of Shrade's 2 teeth. Look VERY closely. He cut them the weekend of Mother's day! He grabbed my hand and chomped on my finger and I said , "Ouch! Oh, my goodness, Shrade has teeth!!"

Shrade's first ride in a swing at Wapato Park. He seems less than thrilled.

Look, he can sit up by himself!

Ah, my handsome boy!

Shrade discovered his feet.

Checking out the new bike trailer.

Shrade had many firsts this month:
*Cutting 2 teeth
*riding in a swing
*bike trailer ride
*eating Super Porridge, baby food

Shrade is delightful little guy. I have said that I want to send him to Never Never Land where he will never grow up. He is at a wonderful stage. He can sit and play independently for good stretches. He touches EVERYTHING. He loves to feel mama's face, especially her nose! He squeals when he's happy and laughs and giggles uncontrollably. He is learning to recognize the bottle and actually reaches for it. In May, we moved to the Older Mom and Baby group. However, Shrade is now the youngest!

He loves books, especially hitting them! We read everyday and do the alphabet several times a week as well as counting.

One other new trick that we haven't caught on camera yet is that he has learned to stick out his tongue. Too cute!

He survived his 6 month doctor appointment and weighed 19 lbs and was 27 1/4 inches tall. He's only getting bigger.

We love our little guy!