Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Ten-Month Birthday!

Today, Tor is ten months old! No doctor's visit associated with this month. But in terms of milestones, Lars put him to bed last night for the first time since he was about three months old...and Mama had an evening out with the local Medieval Research Group. I was a ball of nerves about it, but everything went great! Next step: evening babysitter...

Training for the father-son high chair derby

Lars later explained to me that pumpkin stems are sharp
"Play with me NOW, hound!"

Never one to settle for easy prey

All done

Our son is a seasoned pro at using anything handy to stand against. He's now starting to let go of those props for a few seconds at a time. Next month: bipedal baby?
Trying to distract me while he pilfers sensitive documents

"Shoes? Shoes?! I don't need no stinkin' shoes!"
I'll be so sad when he outgrows the bears!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Autumn Activities

Tor's nine-month check-up confirmed that he's hitting all his developmental milestones and holding strong in the 3rd percentile for weight. The pediatrician seemed happy, which made us happy, so everyone left happy except for Tor "Pincushion" Hansen. Here are the stats:

  • Height: 25.6" (29th percentile)
  • Weight:  16 lbs. 9.3 oz. (3rd percentile)
  • Head circumference: 17.2" (11th percentile)
  • Vaccines received:
    • Hepatitis booster
    • Flu shot (parents received flu nasal mist in solidarity)

After he was all immunized, we took him apple/pumpkin picking with some buddies (including Madeline). And of course I dressed him in orange on purpose. Do you even have to wonder?

Rollin' up to the patch

Finger-pointing like a regular partisan
Chompers engaged, face stickified

Going to be an awkward poser like your folks, I see
Well, we tried.

Of late, the kiddo has developed an intense affection for guitars. Part of it must be that guitar time = Daddy time, but he's also just intrigued by the physicality of the instrument.

Clapping along, but no singing yet...sleepaway camp will have to wait
He lives to try his hand at it:

Last week saw a big geoscience conference come to Minneapolis, so we had some friends in town. We got no pics of them with Tor, but here's Tor examining one of their hats.
Gator hater