We've been busy, which is why this post is belated. Last month Brett and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on the 7th. Grandma Diane was kind enough to watch Chase for the evening so that we could go to dinner at The Melting Pot. We had a bit of a mishap with the pot of oil for the main course so the experience left something to be desired, but they actually invited us back for a free dinner to make up for it, and round two was as yummy as we had expected it to be the first time. Brett bought me beautiful flowers for the occasion and I got him a lift ticket to go skiing at Snowbird. He got all new gear for Christmas, so I wanted to make sure he got to use it at least once this season. He got lucky and went right at the end of a week long snow storm, so there was waist deep powder to enjoy, even if some of his favorite areas were closed for avalanche control. Chase turned 9 months old on the 29th and he's more active than ever, if that's even possible. He loves to clap his hands and smile big when he's happy, and he babbles constantly. He doesn't know the meaning of being quiet or sitting still, so 3 hours of church continues to be a real challenge. The last several weeks we've been battling to retrain him on sleeping in the crib, because he always wanted to stand up in it instead, but I think we've finally got that under control again. He still wakes up at least once a night (usually more like two or three times) so we're certainly looking forward to that inevitable day when he'll give us a solid night of sleep. His two front teeth have made their appearance and he looks like a cute little goofball. He loves to sit at the piano and "sing" as he pounds on the keys, but gets annoyed if I try to chime in or play along. He wants to eat anything that we're eating and is really good at feeding himself with his little pincers now. In fact, he much prefers to do it himself. He is also very helpful, and will stand by the dishwasher and hand us silverware as we unload it. Not only does he love to stand up all the time, but he's constantly cruising around using furniture or the wall for balance. He has even been known to push a chair all the way around the kitchen. Last week he started to test himself a bit, and he'll let go to stand all alone for a few seconds and sometimes even take a few tiny steps before falling. I think he's going to be like his momma, and walking by 10 months. At his check-up he weighed 17 lbs 15 oz (12th percentile) and was 28.25 inches long (50th percentile). We rounded out the month with my birthday, which we celebrated at Benihana. Chase did really well there, and made lots of noise to go along with the entertaining food preparation. This month so far has been even busier than the last, mostly because Brett is working lots of long hours training both swimming and soccer teams. He is also logging a lot of miles in his running shoes as he trains for upcoming marathons. I think that's enough for now. Hopefully I can keep more up to date so I won't have to ramble as much in the next post!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Posted by Kari at 7:46 PM