Man I knew babies are busy but the Wubba has brought a new meaning to the word busy this week. We started on Sunday by graduating from the carrier carseat to the rear facing big carseat. Now he gets a better view of the crazy kids in the back, seat and is much more entertained on car rides.
With the privilege of the big boy seat comes the added fun of learning to sit in the seat of the shopping cart at the store. On Wednesday we headed out to do some shopping just The Wub and me so he got to experience the fun that is riding in the seat part of the shopping cart for the first time. He looked a little shocked at first. Wasn't sure exactly what to do with himself in the car, he kept turning around and then stuck in the buckle. Shortly in to our shopping foray he fell in to his usual way of shopping and crashed out. He had a hard time finding a comfy spot but finally settled on the head on the wadded up coat as pillow position and was out like a light. He missed out on all of his admirers oohing and gushing over his cuteness sleeping in the cart. After that store we picked up Landon and Brenna and headed out to Costco where he got to try out the sharing the front of big car with your sister. Thankfully she was excited to show him the ropes of riding in cart, however she was not interested in him sharing the delicacies none as Costco samples. After a struggle with some dry roasted edame samples we were happily able to finish our Costco adventure.
This week he also reached the big milestone of acheiving his very first chomper. I have tried unsuccessfully to capture the little white pearl in his mouth on film (well at least digital), he is just not a fan of showing off his pearly white. If growing his first tooth was not enough for him he also learned how to climb up the bottom two steps of the stairs much to my unhappiness at having to add yet another gate to the fortress we call the living room.
With the new carseat came a new challenge where to put the Wubba when we got out to dinner. He discovered he liked sitting in the high chair at the restaurant as he as able to reach the salt shaker, his sister's plate, my plate, cups, napkins and the best snag he managed was an empty rib bone which he found to be a quite exciting find and kept busy gnawing at that for a while.
Along with mastering the ascent of the stair case he also mastered the push toy and now happily walks behind the toy until he crashes in to something. He has not mastered the fine art of turning his toy but he does love cruising that toy down the hall. He does not stand solo but if we get him up on his feet and can get our hands out of his death grip he will giggle and slowly lower himself to the ground. I think he is playing with us and he is much more capable than he lets on.
For Valentine's day we got the older kids a big heart shaped lollipop and I could not bear the thought of not having something similar for him so I found a little heart shaped lolli for him and on Valentine's he experienced the joy of his first lolli. He looked stunned at first but quickly figured it out and had a blast with it until I got to paranoid that he would choke and pulled a switch a roo on him and gave him some Gerber Yogurt Melts to distract him from the missing lolli.
To round out his week of new experiences he got to experience the humilation of having to wear his sister's hand me downs. I loved this little happy face outfit we got Brenna but we got it at the end of her being able to wear the size so she didn't wear it long. Wubba was in need of something to wear and it was handy so I couldn't resist sticking him in the happy outfit. I hope he's not scarred for life from the pink.
I leave you with some pictures of his memorable week of first. (Still no tooth shot though I will keep trying)
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="320" caption="Wubba checking out Wubba in the mirror"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Going Up"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="214" caption="I can do this no problem"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="214" caption="and he is off "][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="still going"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="214" caption="until he crashed in to a toy"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Having a good laugh"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="What is this thing you have put in my mouth"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="533" caption="Pink humilation"][/caption]