yes, orion is turning one in less than one month! we can't believe it either. this kid has grown so fast, and we know time will be flying by faster. i keep putting off blogging because i want to post pictures with it. i decided i'll post pictures later (i know, i said that last time, i really mean it now).
he's been itching to crawl, and so far he's managed to scoot (he sits on his butt and scoots forward, staying on his cutie butt). he definitely knows how to show NO when he doesn't want something, and he definitely knows how to show YES when he does. he shakes his head, shuts his mouth, and refuses until you give up. if you grab his little sippie cup, he goes into this excited frenzy with his hands up in the air and big smiles, trying to say, "yes yes! i want my juice!"
playtime, he's learned things can go inside other things. he can sit for an hour and repeat the same cycle: toys in box, toys out of box; toys in box, toys out of box. he also enjoys sharing: he'll hand anything over to you, then of course take it back - he wouldn't be a kid if he didn't, right? :)
eating: he's finally back to eating solids! he slowed down for quite a while, not sure why, maybe because his teeth were coming in. but now there's no stopping this kid from eating anything! his favorites: tangerines, really stinky (and expensive) cheese, hawaiian bread, tofu, ground turkey, tomato sauce and cheese combo, fish, green peas, and every fruit you can imagine. we secretly mix vegetables into his pureed fruit, and he eats it all up. he hates ground beef, chicken, pretty much anything meaty.
orion's a homebody. with all the rain, we have been trying to get him out of the house to indoor destinations. i've taken him to the mall, but all he wants to do is go back home and play with his toys. it's too cold outside to take walks, and on dry days, i will take him to the park. he plays a little bit, but can't wait to go back home. maybe we don't give him enough variety to explore, and he just wants to stay within his comfort zone. looks like we have a lot of research and roaming to do!
that's it for now. will definitely post pictures soon, i promise!!