Tales From the Crib: Week 22

20 Feb

Hey, Hey.  It’s me. Baby Matty. On time and with a rhyme.  That’s right—we’re working on rhymes.  We watched a movie about rhyming words and Mommy has been reading me stories that rhyme.  Even Daddy had gotten in on the action by chanting rhyming words over and over—it makes me giggle (mostly because Daddy must have missed “Rhyming Day” in Kindergarden and not all of his words rhyme…).

We’ve also been working on colors and reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear.  Mommy says I’m almost old enough for storytime at the library and she started an “Enrichment Activity” board on Pinterest, so I think my life is about to get a lot more, um…interesting (or should I say PINteresting? Hahhahaha…ok, I’m done.)

I did have a fun week this week!  It was Valentine’s Day! Did you know about Valentine’s Day?! Huh, did you?  It’s a day all about love—to show your friends and family how much you love and appreciate them.  And Cupid comes.  And leaves presents under the Valentine’s Day tree.  Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, that’s what happens at my house.  Mommy said next year I will be old enough to make a Valentine’s mailbox and cards for everyone, but this year, we just made one for Daddy.  It was a manly card—no pink and red flowery crapt here.  (Oh, sorry.  Mommy said I’m not supposed to say ‘crapt’.)

Do you want to read about our presents?  Mommy got beautiful flowers.  They were delivered on Monday (instead of Tuesday on Valentine’s Day).  Mommy said this is because Daddy is smart enough to know she would be mad if he paid Valentine’s Day shipping prices.

Daddy got a squirrel feeder and a bag of squirrel peanuts.  We have lots of squirrels in the neighborhood, and Daddy has a mission to let them all live in our yard.

Grandma sent me a Valentine card and some dollars for my piggy bank.

And I got a new bowl!

(Ohhh…you’re going to put something IN it.)

(What the crapt is this?! )

(Aww, come on, Mom.  You’re killing me.  Where’s the turkey and stuffing?  Where’s the pumpkin pie?)

Mommy said since I’m able to sit up by myself now, I’m all ready for big boy food!  We’re doing Baby-led Weaning, so I get to eat pretty much whatever Mommy and Daddy are eating.  So far, I’ve had cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli, BBQ ribs, peaches, applesauce, apples, pretzels, bananas, pineapple, green beans, and lemon.  Whew,  I’m a well-diversified eater!  I really like broccoli, apples, green beans and lemon, but I don’t like peaches or applesauce.  Mommy said that I’m silly and that of course I don’t like the stuff I’m SUPPOSED to like.  Of course, all of that stuff doesn’t actually make it in my tummy, but I like to taste it and play with it.

Speaking of playing, I’ve been doing a lot of that!  I’m rolling over like a champ.  I can sit up for awhile if Mommy or Daddy sit me up; I even got to ride in the big-boy cart at Hobby Lobby this week.

I can stand up holding onto something for a long time, too.

My Jumperoo is still my favorite toy,  but I also really like Baby Olly, my teddy bear, my Mozart Music Cube, and these tiny bathtub squirty toys (that I play with outside of the bathtub).  I LOVE bathtime and I’m trying to sit up in my tub instead of recline, which is apparently making it a bit hard for Mommy to keep me safe and get me clean.  I’ve also been Skyping with Aunt Amy and Grandma & Grandpa.  I don’t quite understand how they make themselves little enough to fit into my TV though…

I haven’t given an update on sleep in awhile, mostly because nothing had changed. Well, I’m happy to report there’s been a change! No, no.  I’m not sleeping in my crib…come on,  that’s crazy-talk.  No, I’m now officially going to sleep around 8:30 and waking up at…drumroll, please…7:00.  Mommy LOVES it.  Please note the sarcasm.  And oh no, I’m not sleeping through the night; I’m still waking up every 2-3 hours.  I’m a growing lad and I need mah food!

Oh, and did you do the math?  I’m officially 5 months old.  Old man, here.  Mommy and Daddy truly are shocked at how old I am already.  The last couple of months have flown by and Mommy says it’s probably only going to go faster from here on out.

Look! More cute pictures of me:

(I’ll be auditioning for Mission Impossible IV next week.)

And I got in a fight with an elephant this week.  It was a tie.

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