Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seven Months Old

Ace is on the move! Everywhere. Ace's last month has been super eventful and adventurous to say the least. Many different things have happened over the last thirty days.

New firsts for Ace's seventh month of life: crawling, sleeping through the night, first word, standing, Disneyland, and his first funeral.

In early March Ace started to crawl. He had been rolling around for a bit and even scooting but by the 5th of March he had it figured out and a few days later the gates went up on the bottom level of our house. On the mid-level we have a sunken living room- I thought I would have had several weeks with that step to create a contained area. Nope! Within days of crawling there my son went up and over that step in his chase after one of our cats.

That's another new obsession. Ace has always notices the kitties and squealed when they walked by, but in recent days he chases them. Tort will have nothing to do with him and usually avoids Ace at all costs, but Nick knows where the attention is and finds it the perfect location to be. He will lay right next to Ace and just roll over. Now, if Nick was one of those cats that allows babies to chew on them, then I'd have no problem.... but Nick is NOT that kind of cat. No, Nick will bat at the baby's head as a "warning" swat... problem? Ace doesn't understand it's a warning - so I have to shoo off Nick at every chance - at least until Ace is old enough to understand and/0r get away fast. It's quite the challenge.

Also in Ace's 7th month of life included another visit from his Aunt Becky. He really enjoyed visiting with her. Ace also has been spending more time with his dad in order to allow mom to enjoy some adult time with her past times and not have to have the boy with her at all times. It has been a nice time for everyone.

Ace enjoyed his second trip to California this month for a much sadder reason than his previous visit roughly six weeks ago. Ace and I ventured on a plane together on St. Patty's day because Grum passed away. It was very sudden and sad, but we all understand she's in happy place. The flight was good and Ace proved once again he is a great traveler! While in California Ace really started to get the hang of standing up, everywhere! He is still a little wobbly, but he's figuring it out pretty quickly.

In honor of Grum's life we all decided that celebrate her life and go to The Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland!!! Husband flew down that day to join us and we all had a great time. Ace did GREAT, never once fussed when he was tired he just went to sleep, otherwise he was looking all around and soaking it all in. His first ride was of course the Nemo ride and he loved it.

On Monday Ace attended Grum's funeral and he did well. Wasn't fussy or upset. Although he did choose to eat at an inopportune time... that being when people came by to offer condolences to the family. So people were trying to hug me while I'm nursing ... wasn't working out so well. :)

Final thought for Ace's seventh month is that we have a problem with his monthly picture location... the rocking chair. He won't stay still, even with distractions. :) So we shall see as time goes on... but enjoy a few outtakes below (the one of him crawling is after tumbling off and he didn't skip a beat) and the final picture might be our compromise!


Crazee Juls said...

What an eventful month for such a sweet boy! :) Thanks for sharing the pictures..

FROGGITY! said...

well he's just adorable! i am sorry about your loss, hope you all are doing well. your cat's name is tort?! i LOVE that! :)

pam said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Great pics of your adorable, and very active little guy.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

He is adorable! Love his middle name! Stopping by via SITS. Have a great weekend!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Oh he really is on the move and is so adorable! Visiting from SITS.

missy said...

stopping by from SITS!!!
cute little guy!!!!
have a great weekend!!!

sarah said...

Aww, but he's so cute bouncing all over the chair! We had a sitting like that at the age of 2, he just wouldn't cooperate at the photoshoot. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos. Have a great weekend!

Lesley said...

What a big's truly amazing how fast they learn all these new things....and so sorry to hear about your is always sad...but what a great way to celebrate a wonderful person.

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello.
Have a great weekend!