This Tucker update is way overdue! Day-to-day life still looks the same (busy and tiring), but we are loving every minute of watching Tucker figure out his little world. Pretty soon, I think I'll have a great photo assistant!
These days, he's a rolling pro and is well on his way to crawling. He has the best sense of humor (and an equally awesome smile) and gets a kick out of us barking at him and making up songs. Basically, Tyler and I act silly 95 percent of our awake time.
My favorite development, though, is the long-awaited open-mouthed kisses he gives. Tyler and I have been talking about these since before he was born! They're a mix between sloppy, wet dog kisses and a leech attaching itself to your face. It's the best.
Comparison of July, August and September (3, 4 and 5 months old). I look forward to the fourteenth of every month, so we can take our mirror photo!
July was a big month for mouth bubbles.
Just before he turned 4 months old, he began rolling from his back to his belly. (Look at all those arm rolls!)
4 months old!
I love that his big 'ol toes still curl in.
He clasps his hands so often that I started singing, "If you're Tucker and you know it, clasp your hands! ... If you're Tucker and you know it, then your hands will surely show it!"
One of his favorite toys, which Tyler and I named Mr. Ellie.
He never stays on his blanket more than five minutes. Before I know it, he's almost made it under the ottoman. (Not quite crawling, but he can definitely move!)
We gave him his first taste of solid food at the very end of August (not this picture), and we have yet to have any success with him liking anything. So far, we've tried avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots. My guess is he's not quiet ready. Alternate guess: We're completely doing it wrong.
Basically sums up our whole experience with solid food.
We took these on my birthday, and of course I made us all wear fall outfits.
Our 5-month pictures didn't go as well. This little meltdown came out of nowhere!
His first documented tear.
It only lasted a minute.
This past weekend, we went to the Harry Potter festival in Staunton, and let me tell you – if you ever want to feel like you did a great job making a baby, put them in a costume and take them to a crowded place. I can't tell you how many compliments Tucker got! (For all you Muggles, he was dressed as the Gryffindor Lion).
I mean, come on.
Then on Sunday, we went with my family to the Peaks of Otter for a picnic. These were some of my favorite shots!
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