Friday, November 26, 2010

15 months old

Here we are, at 15 months already! It's been a tough month...since starting daycare Simon has had one cold after another, and we even fit a bout of Hand, Foot & Mouth disease in there a couple of weeks ago.

But he is also developing in leaps and bounds. He is still loving daycare, and learns new tricks there all the time. Today, Karyn and I took out a toy that the last I knew, Simon didn't understand yet. But he took one look and proved me wrong...I guess stacking rings is something he's been doing in "school". He also loves to climb, and is pretty good at getting down from whereever he has gotten to. He knows to turn around and go backwards when he goes down, and he takes this skill very seriously.

Other than that, we made it through this past week which saw Seattle's first snow of the 2010-2011 winter season, and had us inside for most of the week due to ice and snow on the roads that don't get plowed around here. Karyn made it up for Thanksgiving and we pulled off a pretty yummy dinner at the last minute.

Finally...the 15 month picture. We were trying to get a fun shot of Simon in his antlers for our Christmas card this year, but even though some were great, he looked so sick that I couldn't use it for the card. But it did seem completely appropriate to use a sick picture to represent what has been a pretty sick month...enjoy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Overtired Simon

Simon has a funny way of showing us he's ready for a nap...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Family visits

We have had quite a few visitors in the past month. First Melissa, Peter and Papa all came out for a long weekend. It was good to see them and it was particularly special that Simon got to spend time with his great grand-father, who came all the way from Atlanta. The highlight was a trip to the aquarium, which Simon loved.

2 weeks later, Mom and Karyn came to visit for a long weekend as well. We checked out the Children's Museum and went shopping, and of course helped Simon walk all over the place.

Finally, Dad came out this past weekend. We hit the Children's Museum again, since Simon loves it there. We ate out a bunch and Simon was a champ, trying new foods and charming all of the waitresses.

Thanks for coming to visit, everyone!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wandering around the museum

This is a long video, 2 1/2 minutes, and it just follows Simon as he wanders and plays at the Children's Museum on Halloween. I'll warn you, not much happens, but since he's new to walking, I thought I'd share.

The video Simon will hate us for when he's older

As soon as Simon started really walking I knew I had to take this video. Here's Simon walking to the bath in his birthday suit. Sorry older Simon!