Sunday, October 31, 2010

14 months

This is a little late, but we wanted to use a Halloween picture for Simon's 14 month here it is!

This has been a huge month for Simon, as he is officially walking full time now! He's super cute, and we are having so much fun taking him out and letting him wander around. I'll post some videos soon of him using his new skills!

He also started daycare and is LOVING it! He eats well, sleeps well and spends all day "exploring". One of his favorite things to do is taste all of the art supplies he gets to use at art time. Markers, paint...apparently it's all delicious! We are thankful they only use baby-safe art supplies!


As you can see below, Simon was an astronaut for Halloween, and we got a ton of mileage out of the costume! And now that Simon is walking pretty much full time, it was pretty cute to see him toddle around like a drunk rocketman.

First, we had our PEPS meeting last weekend and all of the kids dressed up.

Then on Friday afternoon, his daycare had their Harvest Festival. Below are Simon's 2 teachers, Jonette and Kasey.

The kids got some Play-Doh, Simon didn't quite know what to make of it.

Walking around outside, Simon seemed to find a moon rock!

We went to the Children's Museum for the first time, and he loved it! Here he is checking Clifford's mailbox!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 15, 2010

What does Simon love most in the world?

Watch Simon get super excited about something during dinner tonight!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More walking

I know, I just posted about Simon starting to walk, but he's getting better, so here's another quick video of him trucking along!

Monday, October 11, 2010

First day of daycare

Simon started daycare today, at the Early Learning and Development Center right near us. He is in the Koala classroom, with a bunch of other 1-2 year olds and his teachers are Jonette and Kasey. He and Matt visited a few times last week, so he got to know the lay of the land a bit, but we were still pretty nervous to drop him off all day today.

So we got there, I started crying, and Simon, well, he didn't even notice us leaving. So much for separation anxiety!

We called to check in on him once during the day and they said he was doing well but not eating, which isn't terribly unusual.

We went back to pick him up at 4:30 and he had a great day! In fact, he barely noticed when we arrived to get him! Apparently he spent the day checking out every inch of the place, inside and out. And since he's still primarily crawling, his outdoor adventures apparently made him quite messy! But no tears all day and he made it through with one 35 minute nap (and promptly passed out in the car on the drive home).

So we're off to a good start. We feel great about this daycare and think Simon is going to remain very happy there.

Here are a few shots of him before we left this morning!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2nd Haircut

Ok, I admit, we were a little timid with Simon's first haircut, and it ended up back in crazy land way too soon. So we went back to the salon. And after 15 minutes of wrestling with the stylist, Simon was returned to us looking much more like a little boy than a baby. We think he's even cuter now...but of course we would.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First steps!

Simon is starting to walk on his own, and while he doesn't make it very far and certainly isn't walking as his primary form of locomotion, it's pretty exciting! Check him out!