Monday, July 13, 2015

9 months!

Wow I've been a blogging slacker. Life is crazy.

Lincoln at 9 months!

He's got some pretty awesome hair!

-His first Independence day! We had a fun 4th of July and Lincoln LOVED fireworks...oddly enough.

The 4th of July Lion's club breakfast in Soda Springs, ID. The look on his face is not disgust like it might seem... it's actually utter concentration.

Lincoln's face
-He is SO expressive. It's hilarious.
-Chunky and happy. We love it.
-Loves sticking out his tongue and rolling it upside down. It's kinda how he flirts. :)

He loves playing with bottle lids. He tries to drink out of them, speaks into them to hear his voice amplified, etc. It's really funny. 

Lincoln's mouth
-We think he's been teething for like his whole life (literally EVERYTHING goes into his mouth) but alas, no teeth yet.
-Reiterate: everything goes into his mouth. Talk about oral fixation lol.
-Maybe it has something to do with the above two bullets, but this boy LOVES to kiss. :) He gives good, open mouth, slobbery kisses. All you have to do is say, "Lincoln, will you give me a kiss?" Sometimes he just does it without asking too. Funny how affectionate he is sometimes even though he's 100% opposed to snuggling.
-He likes to stick his tongue part way out and turn it upside down
-He screams. Lots. Not just the "I'm upset or hurt" kind of scream, but also the "I don't have an inside voice" kind of scream. We're working on nipping that in the bud. We'll see how it goes.

Kissing Great Grandma Bolton

Kissing Great Grandpa Bolton 
Those eyelashes... 

Lincoln's talking
-He babbles in complete sentences. Like he starts, has all the right tone inflections and everything, and then punctuates the end almost. It's hilarious.
-His words: Mom, dada, yum, duck, quack, clap ("pap"), baba (sometimes means "bottle"),
-He repeats tons of things we say like "block"
-He's been experimenting with the /f/ sound.

Mom and I had a water fight with Lincoln's guns

This is how Lincoln participated in the water fight

And this. He loves splashing.

Oh man, those leggies kill me. 

Lincoln's mobility
-He can roll wherever he'd like to be. He's getting pretty fast. And wild. And daring.
-When he's on his belly he has started scooting backward.
-He does not crawl yet. His rolling is too efficient to reeeeally motivate him to crawl.
-He wishes he could walk run.

Lincoln's hands
-His fingernails grow at the speed of light. Or at least really fast.
-He loves to clap.
-He'll give high fives.
-He can pick up the most microscopic pieces of lint or thread or garbage... and he notices when he drops them and goes hunting again.

Welcome home Curtis!

Lincoln's legs and feet
-He loves standing up...with help, holding onto things, etc. He loves it. He has really strong legs but not much balance yet.
-He loves to bicycle his legs at top speeds. Seriously if I could put that kid on a bike he'd be up to Salt Lake in no time.

This is as close to snuggling as he ever gets... 

...and it lasted about 5 seconds. 

Tiffany was tickling his back and he was just zoning out. 

Lincoln's favorite pasttimes
-He LOVES swimming lessons! We do a parent-tot SwimKidz class and he loves it. I totally have that kid who splashes all the other kids in the face. He bicycles his legs nonstop the entire half hour (and sleeps pretty well right afterward).
-Loves fireworks. He watches them with awe and says "pop pop pop".

Sunday, June 14, 2015

8 months!

In the midst of thesising, 8 months snuck up on us!

Lincoln is 8 months old!

He's a fun, happy, smiley, strong-willed, excited boy and we love him!

He's almost as big as Annie! 

He has started talking SO much. He talks loudly and he talks a lot!
He says:
-ba (ball maybe?)
-quack (we're pretty sure)
and whatever else we say that he tries to copy like "gramma".

Lincoln at the Orem-fest parade

Lincoln at the Orem-fest parade

He knows his name we're pretty sure. He looks over when we say "Lincoln" and doesn't necessarily look over when we just talk arbitrarily unless we get his attention first.

He likes
-playing in water
-drinking water from water bottles and cups
-rolling rolling rolling
-my homemade Mexican food (but unfortunately his tummy didn't love it much-- a bit spicy I think)
-people watching
-playing with kids
-graham crackers
-feeding himself cheerios, bites of PB&J sandwiches, etc-- he has mastered his pincer grasp-- he wanted the cheerios really badly lol.
-trying to feed himself with a spoon by stealing it out of our hands, putting it into his mouth, and chewing... hasn't figured out to pull the spoon back out of his mouth though.
-cold treats
-being outside-- he could be outside all day long.
-his teddy bear
-kicking/bicycling his legs as fast as possible, all the time
-solving puzzles... like how to get into the cheerio container

Saturday, May 23, 2015

7 months (a week ago)

Lincoln turned 7 months old last week!

From our family picture session

Life is crazy (see giant ticker above this post counting down to my thesis defense. Then take away 14 days and that's when Bryan defends and when I need to be done with all my writing. Then take away 14 more days and that's when Bryan's writing needs to be done. Yes, that's soon.

So, without further ado, Lincoln at 7 months!

From our family picture session

He's about 20 lbs and 29 inches long. Hard to get exact measurements without the doctor's scale.

He's in 9 and 12 month clothes mostly. The only 6 monthers he's still in are ones that reeeaaallly stretch that we just haven't packed away so we wear in a bind ha ha.

Our mother's day picture.

Lincoln Loves
-playing with his toes
-eating his toes
-eating his socks
-pulling off his socks
-playing with and chewing on straps and tags
-chewing on his fingers
-eating ANYTHING, especially grown up food and graham crackers
-his teddy bear grandpa Bolton gave him
-being outside
-laughing hard
-being played with
-being read to
-reading the Book of Mormon Stories reader
-watching us put clothes in the washer and dryer
-bouncing in his bouncer
-watching other babies and kids play
-his "teeth" (gums) being brushed
-playing with his grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles (and Olivia and Annie)
-people watching
-trying to do downward dog and swan dive yoga poses
-trying to dive out of our arms
-making squawking noises
-doing things to get a reaction out of us (throwing toys, screaming, shrieking, laughing, grinning, talking)
-off-limits "toys"
-trucks, busses, construction equipment, motorcycles... anything that drives past the car making lots of noise
-TALKING- he is experimenting with SO many sounds! It sounds like he chops up sentences and just says the syllables out of order. It's so fun.
-blowing raspberries
-rubber duckies
-anything with a screen

Lincoln at El Azteca loving black beans, rice, salsa, and enchilada sauce

Lincoln is learning to like
-parent tot swimming lessons
-trying to be mobile
-putting weight on his legs to stand
-playing with other kids
-busy days of shopping and errands

At the Payson temple open house. Lincoln loved it. He loved looking at all the people and lights and everything. He was so calm and happy the whole time. 

My cute boys

Lincoln does not love
-getting his ears or face wet in the pool
-being on his belly
-being in his car seat for very long (he tries to escape like 75% of the time during any car ride)
-putting himself back to sleep when he wakes up. ever.
-the fact that he's been cutting one particular tooth for nearly a month now. It's one of the side bottom ones so maybe it's taking its sweet time since it's not really supposed to come in first anyway.

He had just woken up when we were trying to do family pictures... here's his just waking up face. Kind of looks like mine does when I just wake up. 

We love you Lincoln. :) 

Thanks to the amazing Jacki Erickson who took our family pictures a few weeks ago. We LOVE them. She did an amazing job. Everybody in Utah Valley here should hire her.