Wednesday, April 24, 2013

7 months old - Joshua

In case you are doing the math no Joshua is not 7 months old he is actually 8 months (almost 9) and yes this momma is super behind in her blog posts. Every month I have great intentions of getting Joshua's monthly update out on time and yet every month I'm behind. Maybe one day I will do a better job of blogging on a regular basis but until then here's to catching up......(February 4-March 4)

* Mommy decided to try her hand at making some home made baby food and fixed a batch of sweet potato baby food.

* Some foods that we have introduced to you this month include: rice cereal (you have already been eating oatmeal cereal), squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and avocados

* You are starting to sit up by yourself without assistance. You are still a little wobbly but are getting better.

* You are finally starting to sleep through the night. You still have some nights where you wake up once. You go to bed between 7:00-7:30pm.

* You wear a size 2 diaper

* You are beginning to reach out for things you want

* You are babbling more and I don't care what anyone else says I think your first word is "mama".  You have said it more than once so I'm counting that as your first word.

* You love anything that you can put in your mouth.  One of your favorite toys right now is a little baby rubber ducky that Grandma gave you.  It's the perfect size for you to hold and put in your mouth.  You also like banging and chewing on your stacking cups.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Go Red Bears!

This Momma couldn't prouder!  Today was Caleb's first soccer game and I am so proud of how he hustled and tried his best.  This is our first year of organized sports so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect.  He has only had one practice (his second practice was rained out) and hasn't really had that much exposure to soccer so I wasn't really sure how he would do today.  He did great (at least in this Momma's opinion)!  He jumped right in and wasn't afraid at all to get into the mess of things and try to get to the ball.  He started getting a little tired during the second half of the game but he still paid attention to his coaches and did everything they asked him to.  At the end of the game they handed out game day stars (aka stickers they put on a poster) and he received a star for "Effort" (the other stars they can receive are for Defense, Offense, Sportsmanship or Christlikeness). 

He is playing on a coed team (4 girls, 4 boys) with Upward Sports through First Baptist Rogers.  He had a lot of fun today and I think drank close to a half gallon of water. Apparently drinking water during practice and at the game is quite the novelty. He was afraid he wouldn't have enough water for today's game so he asked me to bring a second container. I guess it's a good thing because at some point during the game today he came over to the stands to get a refill as his first thermos was empty.

I'm so glad he had such a good time today and can't wait to watch him play again next Saturday. Go Red Bears!

 Some of his biggest fans! (Daddy, Nana and Papa were also there to help cheer him on)

Waiting his turn to go back into the game.

Waiting to throw the ball in