I hope everyone has recovered from Thanksgiving and is enjoying leftovers! We had a nice quiet Turkey Day with just the three of us. I was a little bummed at first not having a house full, but then it actually turned out pretty great. It also happened to be Arlo’s 10 Month “Birthday”. Yay! I can’t believe we just keep getting closer and closer to the big 1 year mark.
We have much to be Thankful for this year and we count our blessings everyday but today we got to celebrate it by having a great feast! I recently made a bunch of baby bow ties and am thinking of trying to sell them. So I thought it would be a good day to have Arlo model them for some pictures and give him a dapper Thanksgiving look.
I love this kid!
In true Thanksgiving Day fashion we broke out Arlo Guthrie’s, Alice’s Restaurant and hung out in our cozy living room by the fireplace and had a nice snack lunch together. After getting the bird in the oven, the pie and the cranberry sauce all prepared in the morning. After Arlo went down for a nap we also finally finished our Anniversary Puzzle, it is now glued and ready for framing!
Getting creative we were able to set up my phone to take a family photo, this was the best we could do!
It was a lovely day and a yummy meal with my most favorite people. We will have some leftovers I think.
I even caught one of Arlo’s new developments from the month on video successfully finally! Here he is clapping his little hands.
Arlo has been doing great. He keeps getting stronger and smarter every day and better with his fine motor skills. He has mastered crawling up the stairs. He enjoys going to daycare and goes both on Tues and Thursdays now. He is getting better at getting himself to sleep, he does great at feeding himself with a bottle of formula even though we do still breastfeed as well, that will be fading away here shortly and we are beginning to prepare him for that. He is still a great eater and tries most things out and seems to enjoy them. He loves when the big kids are over and loves to watch them play and talk and laugh and loves hang out with them.
He likes playing with his baseball lately and can pick it up with one hand! We are working on learning to roll/pass the ball to each other, we’ll get there.
He loves music and has been enjoying playing his Morraca and his little hand drum (which he mostly just scratches with his finger nails, but he loves the sound it makes). He really enjoyed when Grammie brought out her guitar to play and was so interested in it.
We try to get outside still most days even for just a short walk. Sometimes we bring out the ball to play in the grass, which will soon be covered in snow! I can’t wait to see what he will think of that!
He loves his stuffed animals and has grown quite attached to hugging and playing with them. It’s so sweet. He is always been a happy guy when he wakes up in the morning.
Arlo loves bath time, which means I love bath time too. There isn’t much cuter than a naked baby splishy and splashy and happy as a clam.
We have also been enjoying playing with blankets and making little forts and Arlo is just loving it. I think I will need to find a better spot because under my tiny desk is a little tough for me to fit in there with him, but alas somehow I managed!