Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall is here!

Fall is here! Michael and I just got back from a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN and we enjoyed some nice cold weather. So cold, that I had to buy Michael's winter coat :-)

Well, I just realized that I have not posted in a while, so this will include a few 9 months pictures and some pictures from our trip to TN. Michael is learning and growing so much every day. He is walking very well now and is actually starting to "run" a little too. He has learned the joys of unrolling toilet paper (and has thrown entire rolls into the toilet). He can open cabinets and loves to play with Mommy's pots - luckily I have some plastic Pampered Chef microwave pots that are perfect for him to carry around.

He is also starting to jabber quite a bit. We can tell more and more how he is trying to immitate us. He folds his hands to say the blessing before we eat and he has learned that shoes (or "sss" to Michael) go on your feet. However, that does not mean that he leaves the shoes on his feet. I double-knotted the shoes Nana and Papa bought for him and he still managed to get them untied and take them off!

Anyways, here are some pictures from the past few weeks:

This is my favorite of his 9 months pictures

He was starting to walk around the time he turned 9 months. Here he is playing outstide.
These are his fall pictures from TN. He could not figure out why this bench did not rock like his rocking chair in his room from Miss Beth.

Playing with the gaint pumpkins. Notice the rotten spot on the pumpkin behind - we tried taking pictures there, but he wanted to play with the big black spot (YUCK!)

He is working on his "stinker smile". I almost caught it in this picture, but not quite. When you give him one of his yogurt melts, he scrunches his nose and eyes up and gets this adorable little smile. I am still trying to get a picture of it....

While we were in TN, we drove up into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here are some pictures from Cade's Cove.

A cool old cabin.

About the only tree that had any color. It got too cold, too fast and most of the leaves just turned brown and fell off.

We saw lots of deer in Cade's Cove. This was a family of deer grazing in a pasture. They were totally oblivious to the cars driving by.

A neat picture of the river.

And last but not least - The SNOW-topped mountain! I wish it had snowed in Pigeon Forge so we could have seen it up close and personal, but this is as close as I have gotten to snow in a few years, so I was super excited. Michael didn't even notice, but maybe it will snow this year and he can experience it :-) Here's hoping!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Steps

Michael is walking now! Especially for goldfish!