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Monday, December 29, 2008

Diego's 1st Christmas

Here is Diego on Christmas eve, in his cute jammies I found last March, so glad I chose the right size and they look so cute on him!

On Christmas morning, Diego woke up at 6 am, which is pretty early for him and I would usually try to get him back to sleep, but Eddie and I were so excited for him to see his presents that we decided to just get up. I finally got a cute picture of him in front of the tree.

We were really lucky because he was generally disinterested in the tree the whole time it was in the house. He would stop by it a time or two and mess with the lights or the soft ornaments I purposely put on the bottom, but he mainly just crawled on by.

He wasn't super interested in opening presents after the first 1 or 2, and of course much more interested in the bows and wrapping paper than anything else!

A classic bow-on-head picture, love it!

Diego was absolutely spoiled for Christmas. He got all kinds of neat toys that light up and make noise, which he loves! He got a few books, some puzzles, a new red jacket and even his first savings bond!

Our favorite Christmas present (well, a few days after, on the 27th) was watching Diego stand up alone for the first time (for a significant period of time). He was drinking from his cup and stood there for a good 5 seconds or so. This is the best picture I could get of him standing. Later that day, Eddie and I were playing with him and I thought we should just go ahead and try to see if he might take a step or two. Eddie stood him up towards me and steadied him in a standing position and he totally took 2 or 3 steps and fell into me. Then, he did it again back to Daddy and again back to me! We were so excited and he was clapping right along with us! He did it again for Auntie Erica, Uncle Bryan, and Cousins Hank, Olivia and Jagger, but when he's done, he's done and he won't stand up anymore! I hope to catch some steps on video soon and some more of him standing, but so far I've just been selfishly enjoying it all myself without running for the camera. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ten Months

Diego is 10 months today! He does more and more each day to make us laugh. He started doing this with his hands quite frequently, we're not sure where he picked it up, but its pretty funny. He will squish his cheeks together and make silly faces too.Diego is really enjoying exploring the house and Daddy and I are constantly following him around. He has moved from scooting to doing some real crawling and a modified crawl on the hard floors so only one knee supports his weight. He has also started pulling himself up to standing on some toys, his crib, the pack and play and most importantly, my legs! When he wants me to pick him up he just starts pulling himself up my leg, its pretty funny. A few days ago, he even crawled up on top of a Rubbermaid Tote I had in the kitchen. He was SO EXCITED! He is enjoying new foods and when he wants a bit he says "Mmm, mmm" which we just love. He loves raisins, cheerios, gerber puffs, cooked apple pieces, eggo waffles, mac n cheese, and english muffins, or whatever else we will give him a bit of~! I enjoy watching him improve his motor skills every day. He drops fewer and fewer of his finger foods each day and seems very proud of himself! He will also try to imitate sounds we make. Enjoying some story time with Daddy! Daddy read a book first, then Diego was looking at his.
Diego looks at his books so intently and turns the pages as best he can, almost like he's reading them. You can't tell in this picture, but the one he's looking at is upside down. :) I hope he continues to enjoy books as much as he does now. He will sit and just look at them for several minutes at a time.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa, Snow and the Christmas Tree

We've been livin' up Christmas style around our house lately! We've even got snow on the ground right now! Just in the last week we have taken Diego to get our Christmas tree (it was COLD and WINDY), Decorated the house for Christmas, took Diego to see Santa, and played in the snow!
I think this year we picked the best tree we ever have!
Diego wasn't too interested in Santa. He studied him for a minute when I set him on his lap, but then he was much more interested in finding his binky and putting it back in his mouth. I think he was afraid the big guy in red might steal it! I fully expected Diego to scream when I put him on Santa's lap, only because I remember sitting in Lancaster mall YEARS ago with my nephew Hank as a toddler and him freaking out when Santa walked up and said hello to him. I guess Diego will probably have his scared moment of Santa later.
I was so excited to see snow on the ground when we got up yesterday. Of course it was gone by 10 am, but around 4 o'clock it started coming down again and we got a good few inches. While it was still fresh we went outside so Diego could see it. He didn't even mind how cold it was! Thank goodness Aunt Tonia got him this snowsuit! When I set him down to take the pictures he tried to crawl away, but Chloe and I caught him!