Simon - not so quiet anymore

Maybe it's because of the teeth (molars) coming in but Simon has definitely been having some crusty moments in the last few weeks. They don't compare to Isabella's crusty moments (hi horrible threes!) but he lets you know he's not happy. These crusty moments appear mainly when Isabella takes something out of Simon's hands. He'll start screaming and it even scares Isabella into giving him back the toy she took - and quickly! Very entertaining to watch.

Simon is very adventurous when it comes to eating. I don't remember the last time I gave him jarred baby food. He is not impressed with that stuff anymore. He'll eat anything we eat. One thing I find strange about Simon (because I don't remember Isabella doing this) is that when he eats he insists on touching everything that goes into his mouth. Give him a mouthful of mashed potatoes and in goes a bunch of fingers and he touches the potatoes. If it's something a bit more firm than potatoes, he'll take the piece out of his mouth and stare at it a bit then put it back in his mouth. This doesn't sound too strange except that he does it ALL THE TIME.

Simon has been drinking homo milk for a couple weeks now and loves it. He didn't seem to notice a difference between formula and milk. Thank goodness. And my mom introduced him to a sippy cup which took no time for him to figure out and now he uses one during the day.

Sleep. Simon is not too fond of sleep. Sucks big time for us. He's been waking up at 5am recently and more often than not he can't be put back to sleep. I have no problems waking up at 7am but 5am is rough since I try to wake up at 5am on the mornings when I go to work and it makes things difficult when Simon wakes up at the same time I need to be getting ready. Hopefully, when he goes from napping twice to once a day, he'll sleep in a bit more in the mornings...wishful thinking?????

Simon said 'Up' last night to Isabella and I at the dinner table. So cute because I remember Isabella saying it the exact same way...

The boy still isn't walking yet. Maybe by Christmas?

Simon plays this game where you stand him up in his crib and say "1, 2, 3 KABOOM!" then he lets himself go and falls onto his bum. Then you say "sucky baby" and he lays down and puts his head down too. Adorable and makes me laugh.

Simon got a tiny itty bitty trim of his bangs Friday night. His very first snip. When those front hairs would fall straight down, they would go into his eyes so one snip and all better. Usually they fall to the side and could be tucked behind his ear, they were so damn long. I saved the 7 hairs that got cut - in his baby book (that I stopped writing in since I started this blog...). I wonder if the family will notice tonight at dinner...

Lastly, nothing to do with Simon. The entire family, except Pablo and the boo and the boy, are off to Las Vegas for my younger sister's wedding next week! WOOHOO! I am definitely looking forward to the trip - the wedding itself, the shopping and ohhhhh the sleep I hope to get...

I will miss Pablo and the kids terribly. I'll be gone for 5 days. I've never been without my kids that long before...and Pablo has never been by himself with the kids for more than 8 hours...I'll admit, I am a bit nervous but I know Pablo will do a great job - I just wish him luck!

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