July 4 – Party at our House
Mimi and Pop decided to come for 4th of July this year. We invited Babi and Grandpa and the Beards for a cook out to celebrate the holiday.
Whenever you put Spencer down in the family room, he immediately crawls (a.k.a. army crawls) to the corner of this bathroom. He pushes the toilet paper holder out of his way so he can get all the way back into the corner. Oh, and seeing this bathroom in a picture makes it look even uglier than it actually is.
July 10 – People’s Choice
We met Nada, RAM, and Cole at People’s Choice and had a blast! We went in the petting zoo and fed the animals, we played with some of the science activities, we went in the bounce house, and finished with delicious food (hot dogs, french fries, funnel cake) and ice cream. We had such a fun morning and I’m so glad we got to spend it with the Madrid family.
July 20 – Spencer is 10 Months
Double digits bring mobility! Spencer can pull himself up to standing position and can even take a step or 2 while standing and holding on to something. He still prefers to “army crawl” with his belly on the floor and using his right leg to push off, but he can traditional crawl and does so when there is something he wants to crawl over. He is very interested in the stairs and tries unsuccessfully to go up them. He can go from laying on his belly or back to sitting up and I’ve found him in his crib like that a few times. He gets up about 2 times per night (sometimes 1, sometimes 3). He takes 2 naps throughout the day: 1 in the morning (anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes) and 1 in the afternoon (usually 2-3 hours). He has 3 teeth on the bottom (2 in the middle and the 1st to the left of the middle) and the 4th (1st to the right of the middle) is coming through. Spencer loves to smile at everyone and when anyone laughs, Spencer laughs. He’s constantly happy and loves to “talk”, blow raspberries, and scream. He loves to eat and eats almost everything. Spencer cries when anyone but me holds him. He screams and cries like he’s in pain until I hold him again. It makes it very difficult for me to do anything since I’m constantly holding him. Hopefully this is a phase and it won’t be like this for long! The 10 month photo shoot was definitely the hardest yet:
July 23 – Lower Crib for Spencer
Spencer has been holding onto the sides of his crib while on his knees for a few weeks or so, but one today after nap, I came in to find him standing up in his crib! He’s much more adventurous than Nolan so we had to lower it straight away.