LM was VERY interested in Gibson
Palming his head...
Once again, the boy was having teething troubles, and ran a small fever. This led me to rush him to an after hours clinic to see if something was wrong. The strange doctor who was there said he had an ear infection and prescribed the wrong dosage of medicine. (I cannot stress enough how strange this doctor really was...really. Strange-ola.) And when we visited LM's pediatrician here in Dallas when we returned, no ear infection at all. So perhaps it was just teething and perhaps mama overreacted just because she was out of town.
Gouging his eyes out...
...not really...no babies were harmed in the taking of this photo.
We do much less when we go to Indy these days re: running around to events and even getting around to see people. We have to go on the boy's schedule, and once we do that we do good to see the grandparents and aunts and uncles. Luckily, there were a couple of family get-togethers over the weekend, which always helps things. We can see many people in one place!
The first big one was my niece Veda's 10th birthday. Whoa. How on earth can that girl be 10? Really! I remember distinctly the day she was born. We were adding a porch onto the front of our old house, and the roof was tarped. We experienced gale force winds and torrential rain that night which left us to awaken to water sheeting down into the house via the living room front wall. So, when Steve called us in the wee hours of the morning to announce his first child's birth, he was expecting to wake us up. No sir, we were awake, collecting water as fast as we could! Nonetheless, it was SUCH exciting news, and we were glad to hear it!
LM wanted to help open presents.
For the paper, of course.
Lots of little boys...
Grandpa Craig with the two littlest boys.
Now she's in the double digits. Amazing. Time flies. I remember going to Indy to meet her when she was about three weeks old. I remember just sitting there staring at her for hours. I watched her the better part of one day so Terri could get some sleep, and I remember how she, at three weeks, instinctively knew when her parents arrived and seemed so relieved they had come to pick her up. I also remember distinctly watching her move a toy from one hand to the other during tummy time when she was four months old. She has always been advanced. ;-) Now, I love to watch her play soccer and be a great big sister. She's a special girl, like all my nieces and nephews are to me, and I was glad to be home for her birthday!
Uncle Bob and the boy.
Uncle Rick and Gibson
LM likes Bevi.
And Bevi is partial to little boys, (having one herself, not so little anymore)
so it all works out quite well.
On Sunday, we went to church, where we got to see Aunt Sally and Uncle Kenny and my cousin Robin and her sweet family. Then, we went to an Easter gathering at Unk's house, which was also a wonderful time to catch up with family. LM had the opportunity to learn to go up a step there, as their office is one level lower than the rest of the main floor. He practiced and practiced until he got it! That video is in the nine month post (here).
Never too big for a Daddy hug.
LM had lots of little mamas at Easter.
He liked the attention.
Like all the rest of Nana's grandchildren, LM made good use of the plasticware cabinet.
Poor kid. Mama removed his pants and didn't put them back on.
"Walking" with Nana
LM turned nine months while we were up there, and Nana has given him a book each month on his birthday. We opened it at her house this time. The book was nice, but also the little guy loved the paper.
Nana also got the boy an Easter basket that he opened while we were there. He really liked checking it all out.
Again, paper. I see a pattern, here.
While at Grandpa's house LM enjoyed playing with the bin of toys. Grandpa Craig and Grandma Torchy also gave the boy an Easter card with some cold hard cash in it. He was asleep when he received it in Indy, so I had him open it when we got home.
He also napped on Grandpa.
And we had a meal sans highchair, which got sort of interesting.
Yes, I do have to open my mouth when I put it in his mouth.
I'm incapable of doing it any other way.
Grandpa played Little Marini too!
Checking out the Easter card!
You can tell I had my "real" camera at home - better quality photos. In fact, now that I can't always take my nice camera with me, I am seriously contemplating upgrading the "purse" camera to something a little nicer. There were so many photos I took on this trip that were too blurry for words. Oh well, we have the memories! And that is great. We had a great time!
See you soon.