Mike really likes his job and seems to be the apple of his bosses eye, at least that's how he sees it. He seems much happier and fulfilled, which makes him a TON more fun to be around. He is traveling a lot and helping with trade shows and other important business events. I won't bore you with details. Just know that he is doing something he likes and he's super good at it.
I am having a little bit of a harder time adjusting to the move. I love that I get to spend so much time with Max but it's really hard sitting around all day thinking. I am having a better week. I just decided that I needed to make the best of this because I will be wishing I could sit at home all day and play with Max once I'm back to full time work. But I miss home more and more everyday. Thank goodness I'll be visiting in a month!
Max is SO big and getting the funniest personality. Here are a few things he's learned/ his favorite things:
I have videos, cute videos. But Blogger hates my videos and won't upload them. So you'll just have to trust me that he is a crawling machine! Mike was concerned that he would crawl backwards for all of time. But I knew he'd figure it out, and when he did I cried. He's getting TOO big TOO fast!
(Crawling to play in/eat the curtains)
DID I JUST CRAWL?!?
*Pulling himself up on every piece of furnature, wall, staning toy or person he can and walking around while holding on. And if he falls he's right back up. He's a pro!
*Yelling and making silly sounds. He LOVES the sound of his own voice. He will just yell and laugh and babble forever. Mike's parents tease me because I babble incoherent things right along with him. It's actual quite fun, we have a good time together being silly.
* Mimicking sounds and words. He can click his tongue, make a smooch noise(just learned that today he even blew a kiss twice, once to Grandma Pat over Skype and once to Daddy) He can say Mama and Dada. Mike thinks he doesn't know what they mean but I tell ya Mama only comes out when a real tragedy has occurred(bed time, falling down, hungry, tired, poopy, wet, lonely, whiney, bored....etc, etc.) And I swear, and I'm sure no one will believe me but he's trying to say doggie. Whenever he sees Banan, Mike's parent's polor bear of a dog he makes a Daggg Daggg sound. Also when he sees our dog Pooka, he says Pah Pah Pah.
*LOVES the dogs! Oh goodness he gets excited when they are close to him. I let him play with Pooka quite a bit and as long as I am close she begrudgingly obliges. He loves when she wags her tail and it tickles his face. He giggles and giggles!
*Feeding himself really well. He loves the little rice puff treats made for babies. He also loves graham crackers and a rice cracker for babies called mum mums. Meal time is also social time for Max. He is so vocal and its usually when he makes new noises and faces. It makes the tedious task of spooning mush into his mouth a little easier when he's so entertaining.
aaaaannnddd.... some randoms.
Playing under the laundry basket.
Havin so much fun with Dad!
I'll also add that Max is THE happiest baby in the world. He is non stop smiles. Even when he's not feeling so great or hasn't had a nap he is just great. We are SO lucky to have not just an easy going kid but one that is just spilling over with happiness.