Monday, 11 January 2016

Six Months

George meeting Santa at Macy's in Minneapolis
Santa spent time talking to George, even though he can't ask for presents just yet

He jingled the bells on his coat for George, too--so cute!
Aunt Tissa & Uncle Tim gave George this adorable Santa coat--it was very soft & cuddly!

George carried on with his solid food with Gerber (we don't have it in the UK!) and tried peas for the first time (he wasn't a fan)

For his first Christmas, he wasn't quite big enough to open presents on his own--I held him while Richard opened presents in front of him so he could see them. He got so many lovely things: board books, crinkly books, teethers, toys and clothes. We used our Target gift cards to get him some more clothes, too--he's wearing 6-9 month size now!

It's so fun to see George with our family--he loves them and gave everybody big smiles!

He was fascinated by William's glasses and loved it when William would sing to him

He's a huge fan of Grandma--he always gives her a big grin and loves being rocked & sung to by her!

Richard was glad to get to spend lots of quality time off work with George

 It was a nice break for me to have a few extra people around to cuddle him, but it was still good to get my little buddy back

I enjoyed getting my fix of Mexican food, too!
George loves the Miffy rattle our friend Carly gave him (she's from the Netherlands, just like Miffy), so on our flight connection we got him this cute musical Miffy toy at Schiphol Airport--it plays "Top of the World"

These monthly pics are getting more difficult to take, the more mobile he gets!

The past six months have gone so fast! I can't believe how big & developed George is getting--he's sitting up so well and really playing with his toys, he loves food and is very smiley with everybody he meets. He's outgrown his 3-6 month size clothes now and we've started putting him to sleep in his own room. So far it's been going pretty well. Since we've been back, he's had 2 settling-in visits at his nursery and next Monday, he has his first full day there (and I have my first day of tutorial meetings with my students!). His nursery is right around the corner from where we live and he really seems to like the staff & other babies. Even leaving him for just 2 hours on the 'trial run' felt weird, but I'm sure it'll be good for him to socialize and it'll be good for me to get back to teaching & writing again. Wish us both luck!

Sixth month firsts
First cold (just before our trip to the States...he was still a champ on the flights, though!)
First movie date for Mommy & Daddy (Star Wars 7 and Taco Bell!)
First candlelight Christmas service (I had to take him out to the hall once, but he soon fell asleep and wound up snoring during the final prayers and 'Silent Night')
First Christmas!
First snowfall (on Boxing Day, his half-birthday!)

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