Friday, July 11, 2008

These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

I wish Blogger would upload things chronologically for me. I'm sure there's a way to do it but I just can't seem to figure it out. Anyways, here's a whole bunch of new photos of Parker doing stuff since it's been a while since I have updated the blog! Parker is totally a little boy now. There is no going back.

Today he had his first bite of Mommy's peanut butter and jelly sammich. There is so much paranoia about peanut allergy that we held off on peanut butter until now (almost 14 months). Luckily he didn't seem to have any reactions, but we're still going to hold off on lots of peanut butter for now. Here he is pre-sammich:

And here he is post-sammich. Mmmmmm....

"Little boy in a giant chair!"

Tonight we also let Parker try eating with utensils like a civilized human being. I bought a little plastic fork and spoon at the store the other day, so we cooked up some nice salmon, mushrooms, and mashed potatoes for him to try. He was a cutlery master! He snatched the fork from my hand and fed himself right away! And then he tried to stick mushrooms on the fork with his off-hand, but that didn't work very well. So as long as I loaded up the fork, he was good to go.



Here he is hiding in the closet, thinking he's all sneaky and ninja-like. I caught him, though.

Hanging out by the gate. I just noticed today that he's almost as tall as the gate, which is crazy! I could probably go back through the archives and find photos of him standing up against it where he's just a little boy.

Parker loves pointing at me. And the gate. And the wall. And the light. And the radio. And the patio door.

Mommy entered the room and Parker almost had an aneurysm because he loves her so much!

Parker reading some books with some CRAZY bed head going on. Hopefully we can get his hair cut this week!

Haha! This was him picking up the duck and going, "CACK CACK!!!!!!" So funny.

April picked up a new book for him the other day that has all of these animal parts that you can touch. Parker's favourite is the tree frog because the pads of its feet are all sticky.

BREAD!

Once again, I caught Parker trying to hide and he thinks it's so funny.


And best of all, Parker officially knows how to walk now! Hooray! We noticed he was getting better at taking little baby steps so we brought him out to the front lawn so I could take a bunch of rapid-fire photos of him trying to walk! Here's the slideshow:

http://www.garrettelliott.com/parker_walks

Then, after April and Parker came home from the grocery store, she set him down in the front hallway so he was just standing there (he's really good at balancing in one place). She walked to the kitchen, turned around and said, "Come on, Parker!" and he pretty much followed her. And a few times later on in the afternoon he was strolling around the living room, just hanging out, no big deal. So now he can officially walk! Yay!

He's also getting better at words. It's funny because he seems to say things when April prompts him. The week or so ago she was feeding him and she said, "Say please!" so Parker went, "PLEASE!!!" And then the other day she said, "Say juice!" so Parker said, "JUICE!!!" It's funny because he says words so.....hard.

2 comments:

Claire said...

I LOVE PARKER BEAR!!!!!
I can't believe he's walking, sitting in a grown up's chair, eating peanut butter...when did he get so big!?!? My favourite picture was the one of him with the duck...he has the best facial expressions! I hope we can get together soon!

Andrea said...

Aw! Yay for walking!! That is awesome. Isn't funny how they take so long to do something, and then they just starting doing it non-stop like it's no big deal??

Parker is growing like a weed!! I love the pic of him sitting in the chair like a big boy.

Before you know it, he'll be off to Queen's Frosh week and drinking purple Jesus...ack.