The sprout is outgrowing his clothes at a manic pace this month. I made another pants run at the beginning of November, but he's already down from seven pairs to five. More than ever before, I am thankful for thrift stores.
|"Dang, you got to the camera first...this time."|
For Tor's first Thanksgiving, we went over to our friends Dave and Lindsay's. The day started out with brunch at 10:00 and continued with a walk at noon and dinner around 6:00. The weather was unseasonably warm, so Tor got to play in the yard. Basically, we ate a lot, enjoyed ourselves all around, and reflected on the great many reasons we have to be thankful this year.
|Switching out the droolguard for a food bib|
|Ready to tackle the turkey|
|The fist pump indicates successful conclusion of the meal|
|Scrubbed of his mashed potato beard|
|Falling victim to the postprandial slump|
Our friend Aaron (Madeline's dad) had to work on Thanksgiving, so the day afterward we went over to their house for pizza. Madeline has this great set of wooden foods that are segmented and held together with velcro, allowing kids to "cut" through them. Tor played with the food for a little while but then took to wielding the knife for its own sake.
|Future sushi chef or serial killer? (What do you mean, false dichotomy?)|
|Yukking it up with Madeline|
|Diapers for all!|
New skills this month include properly using toys that require him to insert one part into another, chucking toys out of his high chair onto the floor repeatedly and complaining until we give them back, eating small pieces of meat instead of meat purees, and standing while holding onto furniture and then bending over to pick something up without collapsing. No words yet...maybe he's holding out to give me "mama" for Christmas.