Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy 5 months Lincoln!

Today, Lincoln is 5 months old! Here's what he's up to...

- He's becoming more and more aware of his surroundings. Unfortunately this leads him to get over stimulated when we are out and about and it's difficult to feed him anywhere but home. Hopefully he will grow out of this!
- He's talking a bunch, giggles at a lot and jumps like a champ (in his jumparoo). One of my favorite things is when he just watches Ben with wide eyes and makes very loud sounds like he's trying to communicate with his big brother!
- He's getting much better at using his hands to grab for things and bring them to his mouth. At my 4 month update, this was inadvertent. I think he does it on purpose now. However, he has trouble holding on to things for more than a minute or two.
- He has discovered his toes and likes to chew on them. Actually, he likes to chew on everything! He has a very strong gnaw and is definitely more oral than I remember Ben being.
- He has been sick for the last few weeks, but we are hoping he's finally doing a little better. A trip to the doctor tomorrow will confirm if his bronchiolitis and ear infection are gone.
- His schedule hasn't really gotten any more predictable than it was last month. However, he's better at napping in his bed.
- The biggest (and most recent updates) are that Lincoln is sitting unassisted (for short spurts before he slowly topples over) and he started eating some baby oatmeal. He seems to like it so far although I look forward to giving him something tastier later this week.

Happy 5 months, Lincoln! I'm loving watching you grow and learn about your surroundings. :) XOXO

Grandpa's Birthday Party!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sitting Lincoln

Viewing the world from a new vantage point.

Vacation in Florida (part 7)

Hanging at the hotel on Saturday...Lincoln was showing us his newest skill of sitting up.

And Ben got to spend one last day in the pool showing off his new "swimming" skills.

He was joined by his cousins, Julia and Ella (and their dad, Chris).

Although this was the first day Lincoln sounded better, we still kept him dry. Next trip, we'll show him the joys of the swimming pool.

Vacation in Florida (part 6)

Grandpa Mac's 90th birthday party

All of the grandkids did a little "toast" using the letters of Maxwell Bentley is ninety and then put the pages in a book for him. It turned out pretty well!.

Dad did a toast.

And of course, Grandpa closed the "show."

It was also Caroline's 1st birthday, so they shared the cake.

Vacation in Florida (part 5)

Sanibel Beach

Vacation in Florida (part 4)

Hanging at the condo.

Vacation in Florida (part 3)

Ft. Myers Beach

Ben went right in with his clothes on....and had a blast. I had a bathing suit for him...I guess it was more fun to go in his clothes. It was hard to convince him to come out to go and get some lunch!