I have less than a week left before vacation!! Wa-hoo!
Since I will be off for Thanksgiving this year, Nathan and I are hosting our families. I'm starting to think this was a lot of work to take on while I'm supposed to be relaxing, but I'm excited. Menu: turkey, ham (because I hate turkey), pie haven't decided what kinds yet, cheesy potatoes, supplied by my mom, and other sides I haven't come up with yet.
Elijah has really changed a lot this month. He is crawling properly now and can say 'Mama.' He is trying very hard to pull himself up on things and the other day I heard him say 'baba' while looking at his bottle. He's getting to be such a big boy!
We had his 9-month follow up appointment with the pediatrician on Monday and were given the green light to feed him basically anything but honey. So we started with real food on Tuesday by putting some plain white rice on his tray. He didn't take to it at first, but was all about it on Wednesday.
Now that he's trying to pull himself up, I've been trying to give him more play time by himself. I usually sit with him on the floor all day, but he just comes to me to be helped up.
Does anyone have ideas for baby stocking-stuffers? I have a beautiful little book about Christmas for St. Nicholas Day and I also bought non-slip socks since he is trying to stand and we have hard wood floors. Other than that I'm kind of stumped.
Please pray for Nathan and his coworkers today. They are getting a tiny visitor for a few hours. My father-in-law is busy this afternoon and my parents are setting off for Iowa. I know the ladies in Nathan's office will be perfectly happy to play with Elijah, I just think it might stress Nathan out.
Apparently this is what happens when you have four kids and they all live in different states. My poor dad spent this week in Pittsburgh watching my nephew while my Nate's family moved into a new house. He got back yesterday, I think, and today they are heading out to Iowa City to visit Elizabeth and her husband.
There aren't too many pictures of Elijah and me, but I think this one is my favorite.
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