In July they turned 9 months and we celebrated 4th of July with both families. We were lucky to have had my mom and dad here from Oregon since JJ and Zac blessed their new addition, George. Lucky us! So mom and dad Waldeck came over from Mesa and we had a BBQ and went swimming! Luke got his helmet wrapped that day and it looks awesome. There is this place by our house that wraps baby helmets for FREE!! We hopped on that and got it done. Of course we had to go AZ Cardinals all the way but we did add a special touch and put my dad's old football number on the back. We surprised him with it when he came over.
The month of July went so fast and I can't remember much of what we did. I am pretty sure Aaron went out of town for work and so I got help from my wonderful MIL Robin. She is the best and so helpful to me! Summer is so hard for me here in AZ because it is torture to go outside and I dread taking the boys anywhere because they get so hot, I get so hot and we are all exhausted by the time we get home. My poor boys don't even know what grass feels like because it is too hot to go to the park. I guess we will just have to wait to show the boys how wonderful summertime can be until we get to Oregon next week! Here are some 9 month pictures of the boys. I have decided that 9 and 10 months are my favorite baby age. So fun to play with, giggly, eating by themselves (with some help), trying to say new words, etc. I am pretty lucky though because at 9 months they were not crawling yet. Just sitting, rolling, and getting into crawl position but no luck...yet. ;)
There's that measuring cup they love
Is eyeing dad's sonic drink
They both see the drink and won't let it out of their site
Another random shot of them playing together
Stats: Luke-22.5 lbs (58th percentile), 30.5 inch (88th percentile)
Jonah-23 lbs (68th percentile), 29.5 inch (64th percentile)
My boys are 10 months!! It is so weird to think that in just 2 months they will be 1 years old! My tiny little babies are no more (sniff, sniff). 9 and 10 months were big ones for the boys, their personalities came out so much. Some fun facts about the little dudes....
Luke--Much more calm than Jonah, although he has his days. He will just stare at you and it is hilarious. He gets it from his mom. ;) Loves being thrown up in the air, rolls everywhere or will just sit and play and not take the time to move. He loves standing up and holding onto something but still needs some help, loves talking jibberish, mmm-ah, da-da, when you lay him down in bed he starts pumping his legs up and down on the mattress and flaps his hands with excitement. When he is getting tired he will make a noise and hold it out for a really long time. It almost sounds like he is doing one of those breathing exercises where you let out air for as long as possible. It is so funny! Sometimes I am shocked at how long he will let the noise go. such a trooper for having his helmet on all day long. He hardly ever cries about it. He is definitely an observer and I usually don't have to worry about taking them somewhere and getting mad/upset because I know that they will both observe people and their surroundings. That makes them happy! When he does smile it is so cute! Loves when I sing songs and do interactive songs with him. Loves tickle time and especially bath time! He is starting to let out random girl screams. The poor guy gets attacked by his brother because of his awesome helmet so we have to rescue him daily. He is such a joy and I think that instead of wanting to come out of me first and causing all the trouble, I think Jonah PUSHED him out!
Jonah- Is everywhere now that he crawls and is getting really good about pulling himself up. He crawled our little steps that we have in our house and I didn't know if he could crawl back down them, but he did! If you say his name real loud and "No" , he will stop and turned around and look at you and sometimes he stops and other times he doesn't. ;) He is our cheesy smile boy and he curls he hunches over when we does it sometimes. He is a good eater and will eat anything I put on his tray or in his mouth. No wondering what it is, he just opens his mouth. Luke is getting to be more picky and has to look at it first before he opens his mouth. Jonah is more fiesty (sp?) and goes after anything. He loves attacking his brother to get the helmet. Just the other day I heard Luke start crying and I came in to see that Jonah had both of his hands on his brother and was pushing on his stomach and face just to get the helmet. He does love to get his brother laughing and I have a few videos of it. They will just start laughing with each other. Jonah is our whiner! I am a little scared about this as he gets older. He also says mmmah, dada, and bbbah. Is usually the one crying out in the mornings while Luke will lay there with the binky in his mouth. It's as if Luke knows that his brother will do the yelling for him. He loves rocking back and forth and now that he is crawling he wants to follow me where I go. He too loves, songs, tickle time, and chewing on anything he can get his hands on. He used to love being thrown up in the air but just recently gets really scared when you do it. Jonah can be so funny and we love him!
I was eating lunch and looked down to find that Jonah had taken off the lid of puffs and poured them out. Luke rolled over to have snacking time with his brother.
A night on the pier means jackets! Finally some refreshing weather
There are so many more pictures for 10 months that I need to post on here but they are on Aaron's phone. Life has been amazing with these two little guys in our life. I feel like Aaron and I are such a good team and have been loving every moment with them. We have been blessed with such good babies, I feel spoiled!