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.|
-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.|
-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|
-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.|
-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
-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".