Friday, January 18, 2013

Joseph is 8 Months Old!

My little boy is growing up way too fast!  It's hard to believe he's already 2/3 of a year old.  Considering how little I had to write about in his last monthly update, I feel like I have tons to write about this time.  He's still a champion eater especiallly when it comes to food off of my plate.  Especially when I eat ice cream and he thinks he needs a bite for every one I take (don't worry, he just gets the vanilla ice cream sans toppings).  He has also fallen in love with cuties (you know, those mini orange like fruits) which are a pain to feed him because I have to dig the meat out of the skin.  Although he's been saying dada for a while now, he finally said mama for the first time this month (on my birthday!).  Previously, he would babble dadadadadada when happy and mamamamama when upset or in need of something, but now he will say the correct two syllable word when he wants our attention.  We now have a crawler in the Parks house which has helped make him a much happier baby.  And, as of this morning, he has a tooth!  See, I told you he had a productive month, I think he was making up for being lazy last month. 

 Joseph - 8 Months

Joseph got his first hair cut this month.  It wasn't much of a cut since he just needed his bangs and the hair over his ears trimmed, but we documented it anyway.  Since I was afraid I would take off too much (I'm kind of a fan of his old man comb-over), Sam and Joseph stopped by while I was getting my hair cut so Kayla could do it. 

He also graduated to a big boy car seat (I ordered it online and didn't realize just how big it was going to be).  He wasn't a fan of it the night we were adjusting the straps in the house, but is fine riding in it in the car. 

This semester, I'm watching a friend's little boy two days a week.  Both boys are used to having the undivided attention of their caregiver, so it has been great for both of them.  It's sweet to see them learning how to play with each other and share.  Look how cute they are on our daily walk. 

In addition to crawling, Joseph can now go from crawling to sitting position by himself.

Sweet Bella has been adjusting well to Joseph's newfound mobility.  On this evening, Joseph crawled over to her causing her to get up and walk away leaving her toy behind.  When she realized he was playing with it, she walked over and, after looking to us for permission, ever so gently pulled it out from under his leg.  Joseph didn't even realize what happened.

Watch out, he's a man on the move.

His scrunchy face smile gets me every time!


  1. aww your lil man is simply adorable :) crazy how fast time flies!!