Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hunter at 7 Months

Hunter is getting so big! I am so thankful that I have gotten to spend this summer with him watching him grow and learn and change! What a huge blessing. Sadly, school starts in about 2 weeks so my time with him has entered the countdown. *Sigh*

Here's what's been happening since the last post:

Hunter has found his voice. He loves to scream at the top of his lungs. I truly think most of the stages he has gone through are precious. . . this one, not so much! He does love to scream though.

Mr. H has learned how to pull up. He is standing up all over the place. His balance isn't too bad! Yesterday, while I was getting dressed, he pulled up on his vibrating chair (which is just collecting toys in our room since he is too busy to be strapped down anymore!). While standing there, he decided he would try to climb in. With mom right behind him, Mr. Independent had both feet off the ground. Once he realized he wasn't quite ready for this big move, Momma grabbed him up and gave him a big hug. I can't believe how big he is!!

He can also sit up from his tummy. What a surprise to have your kid scooting around on the floor playing and you look away for a second and the next thing you know he is sitting on his little tiny hiney. I am just astonished at his growth and achievements recently. I know they are little things, but big in our world.

Little Man has gotten his knees under him a few times as he attempts to crawl, but it is still mostly army-style. His Sunday School teachers have mentioned several times how mobile he has become! It seems like in a matter of weeks he went from being the littlest in the class to being in the middle and getting to play on the floor with his friends. He is a busy busy bee!

Hunter is now eating all of his green and yellow veggies and some fruits (we are still introducing a few of these). He can be a little bit of a picky eater, but we are praying that it passes.

I truly think being a momma is the best job in the entire world. I eat up this kid every day. I live for his laughs and slobbery, open-mouth kisses. I love sitting on the floor watching him play and tickling him. I cherish bath time and bedtime. Thankfully, God has given me a job so that I can be home with him as much as possible. Being a teacher is a great thing! I just wish summer would last a little longer.


Becky said...

What a big boy!! He's growing up so fast!! He is just precious. That first picture of him with the book is ADORABLE! Such a cutie!! I will be praying for you as you return to work - I can't imagine how hard that will be after having this amazing summer with him. But I know God will give you all you need to make it through. Are you still nursing? How is that going now that he's eating more solids? I miss you dear friend. Fill me in on the latest. Love you!

Amy said...

You may or may not remember me as Amy Stark from the HSU days...I found your website through Bonkland. I, too, am a teacher and am not too thrilled at returning in a few weeks after spending time with my boy (who turned 1 yesterday - AGH!). Hunter is just precious and beautiful; congratulations on a beautiful family! Enjoy every second with that sweet boy!