Monday, July 30, 2012

8 Months Old!

I can't believe that our sweet boy is 8 months old today (and that we've been home for a month and a half!)! 

Hayes is growing and changing so much.  We're loving each and every minute! 

Here's a few things he loves:
-Eating. Fruits, veggies, it doesn't matter.  I hope he continues to be a good eater!
-Bathtime.  He loves to splash around like crazy.
-Babbling non-stop.  This usually includes blowing spit bubbles for at least 30 minutes straight!
-Grabbing  his feet.  All the time!
-His name!  He started recognizing his name this month.  I was excited about this one!
-Sitting in the tripod stance. I bet he'll be sitting on his own by next month!
-Sleep.  The boy usually sleeps 12 hours a night and naps twice a day for 2-3 hours each time.
-Reading.  This makes my teacher heart happy!  We usually read twice a day for about 10-20 minutes each time.

-Staring at the lights from our computer modem (don't act like you wouldn't let your kid lay on the carpet for 20 minutes staring at them!)

-Playing on the iPad.  I've downloaded a couple of apps for him and he LOVES them! 

-Playing ball.  We could have a future soccer player on our hands!  Daddy's hoping!

-Pool time.  We took him to the pool for the first time last week and he loved the water.  Sadly the only picture we have is of Hayes with his "Uncle" Paul. 

-Toys. He shows more of an interest in playing with toys now.  Although his hands and feet are still his favorite toy!

-His Johnny Jump Up.  I put him in there twice a day and he'll last about 10 minutes each time.   He's really getting a leg workout in!

-Trying to hold himself up (He may or may not have fallen right after this picture.  But I had to document it,  right?)

Happy 8 months, my sweet boy!  Your Daddy and I love you very much and thank God every day He blessed us as your parents!

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  1. You forgot to add that he loves cheerleading and being our mascot!:)

  2. What a the reading about your journey.

  3. He is so dang cute! Love those cheeks.

  4. He is so precious!!! Every time I wear the shirts we got from you, I think of him!! I think we both officially got on waitlists at the same time, but we're still waiting :(....but God is in control. I'm so excited to see your little love bug. He's adorable.

  5. Hayes is so handsome! I like learning about him adapting to home. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks everybody! We're very lucky! He's a precious gift from God!