Every month seems to go by faster and faster, and suddenly, Charlie, you are 8 months old. Impossible. This month you have changed at a mind-blowing pace. It seems like every couple of days you are showing us the latest trick you've figured out. Waving, for example. Daddy calls this your "queen wave". You wave at us, the dogs, random strangers at the grocery store-
You seem to be everywhere these days. You crawl on your left knee but rarely let that right knee touch the floor. It's so cute. And boy are you getting fast.
You pull up on anything and everything over the last couple of weeks and you frequently cruise your way from one end of the couch to the other. You're thankfully figuring out how to sit back down again. You getting stuck standing up was making for some challenging bedtimes.
You've really started to get interested in food this month. You love scrambled eggs and toast in the mornings. Much unlike your brother you love green beans. You honestly have eaten everything we have given you to try. I bought some baby granola/oatmeal bars to see what you'd think of them-
You find lots to get into in the kitchen. You got caught in the dog food bowl yesterday. I decided to let you put a piece in your mouth but you know that backfired. You seemed to think it tasted great and you weren't happy with me when I fished it out of your mouth. ha. You like to pull yourself up on the open dishwasher and see if you can find water standing in the door so you can splash around in it. You like to peek at us around doorways and stools and you're quite the little drummer.
No longer content to stay in one spot and play with a couple of boring 'ole baby toys, you are quickly learning your environment and finding lots of fun and naughty things to do in it.
You have been such a great sleeper. Until the last couple of nights. Ahh, oh yes, I forgot about how you babies like to do that. Get us all nice and rested and accustomed to sleep, and then, ta-da! 8 month sleep regression? More teeth? It's anybody's guess. You're lucky you're so darn adorable.
Your daddy and I think you have gotten to be so much fun over the last month, and I don't think we're the only ones. Your big brother is pretty much at your beck and call. He is such an amazing brother to you.
You are just as much his fan in return. Your face lights up when Henry gets home from school and you want to be right by his side.
We went outside over the weekend to try to take a few 8 month photos and it was cold outside. Perfect excuse to put an adorable hat on you and watch you try to pull it off the entire time we were outside, ha. Well, you did stop pulling at it just long enough for a little leaf eating.
We can't believe how much you've changed this month Charlie and can't wait to see what the next month brings. We love you!