Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pics and Stuff - 9 Months Old

Waylon in his hat

Nine Months Old. Wow.

Vladimir can stand and is cruising around, as they say. Moving around the room holding on to different things along the way; the couch, my knee, the guitar, whatever. It is cool.Vladimir Stands in the Play Yard

Waylon likes to clap his hands. He is able to sit up and get up on his knees but hasn't mastered the art of pulling up to standing yet. It should happen any day now.Waylon on His Knees in Crib

Both brothers have 6 teeth, 4 top and 2 bottoms. It seems like they are working on the bottom sides now. Lots of chewing, screaming and drooling.
Waylon chews his crib

We have a new baby pool, but nobody has gone for a dip yet. Maybe this weekend, being Memorial Day and all.

Next week Grandmother and Grandfather Adzentoivich arrive. Along with Tony C. It is going to be quite a lively household for a couple of weeks to say the least!

Dad is re-building the front walk and mom is working on the backyard in anticipation of the big Christening event next weekend. Lots of loved ones congregating in a little house...hope for nice weather!Vladi on Daddy's Shoulders

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Big Stand

Vladimir was the first to pull himself up to standing yesterday (5/15). He used the playyard to pull himself up. Waylon gets on all fours in the Downward Dog position, up on his toes, but hasn't quite figured out how to get all the way up yet.

Funny - neither one has figured how to get into the seated position by himself. Both are able to get up onto their knees from laying on their bellies, but can't seem to get onto their butts.

Almost 9 months old. I just can't believe it.

Waylon has 6 teeth with some more on the way. He likes to scream and hasn't been sleeping too well - and who would blame him with sharp things poking through his poor gums.

Vladi has 4 or 6 teeth - depending on how you count. Two are not really out yet, though they have broken through the gums.

They like to play with each other all of a sudden. They grab toys from one another. They crawl over top of each other for no other reason than to crawl over top of each other. They "talk" when they are in their cribs at night and early in the morning when they wake up. They laugh at each other and when Daddy makes Waylon giggle Vladi gets a kick out of it and joins in the laugh fest. I wonder if he feels ticklish when we tickle his brother. It seems like it - the way he laughs out loud.

We moved their cribs back together, like they were when they were "babies". Now they can reach their hands through the slats and touch one another. They seem to like to do that.

They are eating lots of solid foods now. I think they are ready to be done with baby food. They eat so much of it, it just can't seem to fill them up.

And they are big. At least 24 pounds. And long too. I am guessing 30 inches.

We are having their Christening on 6/2. Godparents are as follows:
Godmother - Josette (yes, THE Josette)
Godfather - Tony C
Godmother - Carleen
Godfather - Jeff

We finally found a babysitter - Kate! She is awesome. The boys love her. She sings to them and plays with them. Daddy is able to get some work done now and Mommy doesn't have to feel quilty for leaving him alone with the boys all day long. the only down side to Kate is that she leaves at the end of the summer to go back to college - but we aren't thinking about that right now. Right now we are simply basking in the new babysitter glow :-)