Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Five Months and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was fantastic this year although I can hardly believe it's already past and we're into the Christmas season. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we have a lot of parties and visits with family and friends and just a whole lot going on in general. I love all of that usually, but it gets a little (okay, A LOT) harder when you add an infant into the mix. There are nap times and feeding times and fussiness/ stranger anxiety/ diaper issues which can detract from catching up with your long lost buddies.  To our pleasant surprise however, Rory held up pretty well with all the nuttiness going on and charmed everyone although it did take a couple of days to get him back into his usual routine. Thankfully, Sean had six days off this past week so we were able to take turns and get a break. It was a truly wonderful holiday.  

 
Not thrilled with his snowsuit

He is five months old! Not too much new stuff happening with him this month. He's continuing to looove solid foods and would willingly eat himself sick if I didn't limit how much he can have. He's started trying to sit up, although mastering that skill is a ways off. He is still in absolute awe of his big brother. Aiden will walk into the room and Rory starts laughing, Aiden leaves and he quiets down. This goes on all day. Aiden is his absolute favorite thing ever.

 

Another new favorite thing of his: UTTER DESTRUCTION. Okay, I'm kidding, but he's discovered a new game called Knock Over Anything I Can Reach. If I am carrying him around he lungs for whatever is closest, grabs hold and yanks with all of his might. Usually, it's my hair. Today he was a bit milder and amused himself by swatting over an empty bottle:

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Next up is...Aiden's birthday. He'll be five. I'm not thrilled about that but apparently there isn't a whole lot I can do to make him stay four. Oh well!