Almost crawling

I’ve been doing push-ups (lifting up onto all fours) for a couple weeks, but I never really went anywhere. Then a few days ago I realized I could go from sitting, to all fours, then I could reach out. This really helps a lot when I’m trying to grab something I can’t quite reach while sitting down (despite my impressive sit-and-reach flexibility).

Reach

I’ve also been pulling up onto my knees lately. Pretty soon I’m going to be so mobile Mom & Dad won’t know what to do with me.

347 days, 19 hours, 1 minutes old

I’ve been to another new place: St. Louis. We visited last weekend. I had so much fun, I can’t wait to visit again someday.

Ragfields in St. Louis
With Mom & Dad at the Arch

Melissa & Will in St. Louis
With Mommy at the Arch

Lunch at Forest Park
Lunch at Forest park

Walking around campus
Washington University

341 days, 21 hours, 11 minutes old

Grandma Barb thinks I look like Daddy. Here’s Dad at 1½ years old and me at 10 months.

Rob at 1½ years

Will spin for food

What do you think?

333 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes old

Daddy gave me a new toy to play with.

Baby doll

It tastes pretty good.

Mmmmm... fingers

So happy!

Ha ha!

328 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes old

My first Independence Day holiday was quite eventful. First I watched Dad suffer through a brutally hot 5K race.

Are we having fun yet?

After the race, we all loaded up onto the bike and rode in the parade.

Pre-parade

Parade Ragfields

Then came the best part. I got a new swimming pool and I got to use it for the first time when we got home.

Swimming

Me & Daddy swimming

Splashing around

More pool fun

Sometimes Mom & Dad think it’s funny to let me play with the camera

326 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes old

Yesterday went to my great grandma’s house to celebrate her birthday. Nana is 83 now. I’m still zero.

Will visited his great grandma for her birthday

In addition to that, my cousins Caleb and Vivian who live in Texas were visiting too so I got to meet them for the first time.

Will meets his older cousins Caleb and Vivian

We had so much fun playing together. Vivian had a box of Barbie band-aids that I just couldn’t put down.

Will plays with cousin Vivian

Here’s Nana & Grampy with all three of their great grandchildren.

Nana & Grampy with their great grandchildren

And here’s Grandpa Bruce with all three of his grandchildren.

Bruce's grandchildren

I can’t wait to do this again. Hopefully we won’t have to wait an entire year!

322 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes old