Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Monthly Asher: 8

He's getting so big!

Asher really likes to be outside. He has spent several hikes in his baby carrier and enjoys looking around at and trying to grab everything. He also loves to try to eat grass when we play outside. He is apathetic toward slides, but loves swings--he just giggles the entire time.

First, he figured out how to get the bucket onto his head...

Asher loves blankets. We have stopped swaddling him at night both because it is quite hot here and because he wiggles out of it in about thirty seconds anyway--but we leave a blanket with him in bed and usually find him cuddling with or holding onto the blanket when we check on him at night. 

And then he figured out how to get it off!

We started giving Asher a sippy cup this month, and he gets how to use it--but isn't really a fan of water. He just spits it all out. But he loves to chew on it and play with it.

Ryan being artsy, Asher eating sweet potatoes. And check out his beautiful blue eye!

Asher is such a chill baby. He puts up with a lot and doesn't usually complain. He is a great sleeper and a great eater (well, except for bottles--he is only a fan of real food now!).

Asher loves this toy--the blue computer is his favorite part. He could open and close it all day.

Asher "talks" like crazy--he makes a lot of noise! He babbles "baba," "mama," "dada," and "gee." (He actually started saying "dada" today--on Father's Day. Quite appropriate.) He also loves to growl and spends the majority of the day growling at anything near him.

Asher loves, loves, loves Reed. Yesterday in the car, they just giggled at each other in the back seat.

I've started giving Asher a few "real" foods, like bread, bananas, and cheerios. Asher loves real food and is great at feeding himself--he has the pincer grasp down pat.


Asher loves to play peek-a-boo.  He cracks up when he sees a blanket coming his way because he knows what is coming. He also likes to give "kisses," which are more of a gigantically open mouth colliding with your face.

All ready for his big race, haha.

Asher has transitioned from three naps to two naps. He naps from 9:30-11:30 and from 2:00-4:00, then sleeps from 7:30-7:30.

Just chillin' with big brother.

Asher loves to bang on things and to bang things together. He especially loves to bang his high chair tray while he's waiting for food.

Being tricky--instead of moving his body forward, he pulls the blanket forward to get the things he wants.

When seated, Asher will reach so far for something that his little bum will lift quite high off the ground--but he hasn't decided to start going from seated to all fours yet. I'm thinking it's going to happen soon, though.

He's just a sweetheart.

Asher is starting to move around like crazy, but still not crawling. It's always a surprise to see where he is in his bed when I go in to check on him at night, because it is generally completely different from where I originally put him down.

Showing off his new chomps.

Asher has seven teeth--four of which that have popped through the gums just this week.

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