Zach is now 11 months and up to no good! :)
He is crawling and then some now. He tends to crawl without using his knees - makes him look like a 4 legged spider. He does this rather quickly I tell you. He can go up the stairs at pretty much lightening speed, but still has to figure out how to negotiate his way down.
Big news for this time period is that Zach is standing on his own, unassisted, and without pulling up on anything. It is so fun to go to the park, put him on the ground, watch him crawl around, and in the middle of nowhere, he just stands up with his hands outstretched like a surfer riding a wave. So cute - and do you think I can capture a picture of this? Of course not.
He is eating everything now, pasta, rice, meatballs, pulled pork (loved it), veggies and fruits. Nothing he hates - although I have noticed a tendency to go for the sweets. (Dear sister always seemed to like the salty...)
Zach still has Steven's hairline - but Steve tends to think that with his genetics, it's probably good that he doesn't get too attached to the hair he will get.
He says Dada, Mama and tickle and a lot of gibberish that sounds like he is trying to take part in our conversations. It can be very amusing. When he hears sister Sophie start a rant (which she happens to do often....) he puts on his own little show and it sounds like a the McLaughlin Group guest starring Pat Buchanan has come to the Morphet household. I look forward to the spirited conversations that will one day take place...
We managed a trip to Massachusetts and the kids did great. We snuck in a trip to the a contemporary art musuem called Mass MoCA (http://www.massmoca.org/) always a good time. One of everybody's favorite pieces? "7 melting snowflakes" "A "white" drawing documenting the almost imperceptible traces of melting snowflakes". Imperceptible YUP.
Tanglewood was another story. We rushed to get there and grabbed dinner there - Mom noted it was a bit on the pricey side for the fare we received. After a large bottle on a rather warm evening, Zach decided to hurl on Grandma Boulware just minutes before the start of the concert. Did I mention he did this at least 3 times and had her covered from the shoulders on down. YUCK! Off Steve ran to the gift shop to buy an overpriced T-shirt in an effort to ward off the funk. As Mom freshened up a bit (in a public restroom), Steve announced to the rest of us: "Dinner at the park: $45, T-shirt at the gift shop: $22, watching Babcia getting hurled on - PRICELESS." We cracked up.
Our trip to the NY State Fair was a lot more tame - Zach and Sophie loved it!
We are asking for your prayers that we quickly sell our current home, especially now that we have closed on our new house just yesterday. (HURRAY!!!)
That's it for now - next month is the big 1 year. We are planning a party Sunday October 7 - further details to come. We would love for you all to join us in our new house! (Even if we haven't moved in yet...)