Oh my! THIS CHILD! He NEVER EVER stops! He has absolutley no desire to sleep these days. He's been up 3 or 4 times a night, then waking up at 5 or 6am and staying up for the day. His 60-90 minute naps twice a day have turned into 30 minutes. NOONE in this house has been sleeping! But, even without much sleep, he has accomplished some new things! He is not only pulling himself up on furtniture, but he's walking while hold on AND switching from one piece of furniture to another. He's getting braver by the day. He is learning what "no" means and sometimes decides to listen. Other times, he just shakes his head, "No," back at us and continues what he's doing.
He has also started eating foods from the table on a more regular basis. I gave him french fries at TGI Friday's a few weeks ago and he LOVED them. So we've been kind of dabbling with it until last weekend. We shopped until late Sunday evening and, even though we hadn't planned on it, we ate out. I had not packed any baby food for Alistair so, I ordered chicken tenders and sweet potatoe fries and shared them with him. He did so well! He had spaghetti that I put through the food mill one night, and breaded chicken with "real" green beans another night. That last one wasn't too successful, it was too late and he was tired.
Other skills that he is perfecting are dancing and operating the stereo equipment. Prior to this video being shot, he had decided he did not want to watch "Handy Manny," he wanted to listen to AC/DC! So, he proceeded to turn the stereo from TV to CD and press "play." He was so happy about what he had done, that he danced along with the music and yelled at it! Which is no surprise, the kid has always had perfect rythym, it's just hilarious that he does not need prompted, he does these things on his own! Well, enjoy Alistair's version of "Stiff Upper Lip" and HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! We're busy this weekend, so we'll blog lots on Monday!