Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 Months

10 Months old (closer to 11 by the time this post gets published)
"Not the hat!"
"This hat again."
I guess this will do.
Being silly before lunch

Loving his little personality develop

And I thought Natasha was a dare devil... this
kid is going to give me a heart attack!
 But I love him so much!

Tunnel fun
 Sliding at the park

Enjoying an apple with dad... my handsome boys!
Nom nom nom
I thought by now Nikolaus would be walking.  But, I'm kind of glad that he is not.  He is a busy boy and he sure does love to climb.  His newest trick is downward dog, but I'm pretty sure he is going to flip himself over into a somersault by doing it.  Natasha claims that she taught him that.  He is also starting to balance without holding onto anything, but he then squats down and goes back to crawling.  It is also a challenge to change this kid's diaper.  He rarely lies still, but I am getting better at putting a piper on him while he is standing up.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  

Now on to the better of month 10.  Nikolaus is a great eater.  I haven't found a food he doesn't like.  He loves the German pancakes that I make in the morning and just like his sissy, he loves rice and beans.  I'm definitely more comfortable giving him bigger pieces of food too.  I don't know if it's because he is our second or if it's because he is a really good eater.  I don't think we gave Natasha apple until she was well over a year old.  But, Nikolaus had no trouble biting pieces off and chewing them up.
Nikolaus' little personality is continuing to develop.  He loves to imitate the sounds we make... clicking our tongue, grunting and chuckling.  I have to say that my favorite thing that Nikolaus does is look for his sissy.  When I buckle him into his car seat, he always looks to his left for Natasha. Since Natasha started preschool, she is not always with us.  And Nikolaus is more fussy in the car seat when she is not there... It is so sweet.  
I can't believe our little man is going to be a year old in less than two months!  It is unreal how time flies by.  I'm just glad that Nikolaus still likes to be held, because who knows how long that will last.