Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Half Birthday, Cannon!

Ok, so as you may have observed, Oliver and I are not the best bloggers. I am better about posting pictures on facebook, so if you are not my facebook friend, let's do something about it.

There is much to update. Cannon turned 6 months yesterday! I can't believe it. Half a year already. This is such a fun age as we can play together more and he's very expressive. And I have to tell you, I think we have a genius on our hands. One day I discovered that if I started singing, "Pat-a-cake," while patting my legs, Cannon would do it too. Soooo cute. Of course we have shown it to all who will watch. Well, the other day, I figured out that even if I don't pat my legs and just sing the song, he catches on and starts patting his hamhocks, I mean legs. Future Valedictorian, say you?

I am also trying not to obsess over these "milestones" I read about in all the baby books. Every baby has their own way and timing of doing things. I was all stressed out that he wasn't rolling over yet. While visiting family in Houston, my physical therapist cousin showed me some exercises I could do with him to encourage him to roll. Doubtful, I did them with him every day. Last week at the dr's office, I had him on the examining table and voila! He rolled over! I thought it was a fluke, so I brought him home to try again. He did it again and again! Yea Cannon!!!! Of course I called Ollie right away and put Cannon on display as soon as Daddy came home.

Before now, he has only been eating rice cereal once a day to get used to the idea of solids. Yesterday we tried sweet potato and you should have seen his face. What is this food that actually has taste?

He is such a sweet baby and I thank God for him everyday. I have begun to pray that like Jesus, Cannon would grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52).

Sidenote: on Labor Day, we all dressed up in Red Sox gear to get free chicken sandwiches at Chick fil a. My parents were in town. Good thing Ollie had enough shirts for everyone!

and some five month pictures, since I think they are great!!!!


Amber said...

Love the family Red Sox photo. :) How fun that he is playing interactively with you more! I bet you can't wait to see what he's going to learn next.

Jan said...

Wow, I'd love to know what exercises you learned to do. So fascinating to me since I've wondered what I am not doing with Gracie that I should be.

LeslieJ said...

ooooooooh that little man! i just cant stand it he is SO ADORABLE!