It's been a pretty busy summer so far for the House of Rut! We drove to Destin, FL on May 15th to spend a few days in the blue waters and white sand and catch up with some friends from Tennessee. I was a little nervous about driving 10 hours straight with an 8-month-old who was just realizing how fun crawling can be, but the Snurf was a total champ in the car. Can't say he was a huge fan of the sunscreen and the sand, though. Not to mention the fact that he was still taking two naps a day, so it was quite an ordeal to get him lotioned and dressed for 1 1/2 hours of beach time before it was time for him to sleep again, which required a bath to remove all the sand and sunscreen. Still, we had a great time relaxing, reading, and falling asleep to the sounds of waves crashing outside our window.
Snurfler is a lot of fun these days! He's almost 10 months old and he crawls and pulls himself up on anything that will stay still long enough to let him. He loves to climb stairs and torment Otis T. Dog. At his last Doctor's appointment on June 13th, he weighed 27 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and measured 31 inches. He's wearing 18-24 month clothing. We discovered his first two teeth just a few days before he turned 9 months old. He has a pretty high tolerance for pain because he has fallen down a number of times without so much as a whimper. When he does cry, it's usually for about 30 seconds or until someone picks him up. He's a great sleeper and we have yet to find a food the kid refuses to eat. He's especially interested in whatever's on his mommy's plate, though. He'll pull himself up using my knees as leverage and smack me on the leg while verbally chastising me until I give him a bite. Yep, he's definitely related to me. I took him to the Children's Museum a few weeks ago and he had a total blast putting everything in his mouth and zooming from one end of the Tot Spot to the other. He also loves going to the grocery store, splashing in pools, and playing "Bluenose Bottle Fly" with his Daggles.
Other than that, we've been keeping ourselves busy with trips to the zoo, playdates, birthday parties, baseball games, movie nights, and book club meetings. Sweet D and I continue our love affair with Netflix, we watch 2-3 movies per week. There are very few movies made these days that are worth paying $10 a pop just for the "privilege" of sitting in a theater.
Sweet D and Snurf in the surf on May 19th!
These two were taken at a playdate on May 28th. The little girl in the top picture is Miss Savannah, daughter of my friend, Ashley, and The Snurfler's 'Main Squeeze.' After they had a little time to "chew the fingers", we went outside to splash in Mr. B's pool. I forgot his swimsuit, but Snurf was perfectly content to go for his first skinny dip.
Taking a break from the rockin' ramp at the Children's Museum on June 17th.
The Bluenose Bottlefly rides again! June 23rd
Splashing in the Graves' pool with Sam & Ben on Independence Eve.
Enjoying some star-spangled cake with Granny.
Hey, if Miley Cyrus can call it "art", why can't we?