Speaking of that, what do kisses, "uh oh's" and Hercules have in common? The answer is pretty obvious, Elias of course! Let me explain. The first thing Elias learned how to do (at around 3-4 months) was give big open-mouth drool kisses. The first word that he learned how to say (just recently) was "uh oh!". And as for Hercules, the little girls at daycare hand out nicknames and due to both his size and strength they decided Hercules was a good fit! So the question is - what kind of trouble are we in for one day?! A very handsome fella who gives kisses, says "uh oh" and the ladies think of as Hercules...oh man! As for his personality he's kind of an odd mix of easy going and high energy. He's generally a happy guy, is easy with new situations and hasn't shown signs of being scared of much - but boy can he go! I have a feeling walking is going to be a tiresome journey for us all. He's still a good eater and clocking in yesterday at 20 pounds, 2 oz. I think we're in for it. He also is waving "hi" on occasion and is enjoying putting things into his mouth. In summation, a good ol' strapping baby boy!
I found this online...funny!
And so, it's picture time. Here are a few from our camping trip over the 4th of July weekend up at Wellesley Island State Park. I kept saying "Ohh, I should go get my camera" and then I just didn't. I decided I would capture the moment privately - that and I was too relaxed to move ;) On the whole, we SOOOOOO enjoyed our time together!! It was the first getaway as a family and very much needed. In the last six months alone Mo has taken 24 credits...I mean that's pretty much insane and has ruled our lives! On our trip we brought no books, no laptops and no powered up phones. For a few days we rotated in and out of the river, melted into the blanket on the grass, cooked all of our meals on an open fire and just let a meditative state take us over. For anybody that has spent time on the St. Lawrence River, they know what I mean. It might be something mystical in the air - I don't know - but meditative, mystical and magical are definitely words to describe it. And so, here it goes:
Our campsite, pretty close to the river. Mo would never imagine he'd enjoy car camping so much - but put a fire pit in front of him and the pyromaniac in him is happy!
Look at my handsome boys :)
Elias enjoying Daddy's fire!
And finally, while the sky was lit with fire crackers (and after a few cocktails from the vodka Mo brought back from Poland) we took the customary sparkler shot. It was fun.
ahhhh....wish we could go back! And now, here are Elias's SEVEN month photo shoot pics! Notice the tooth!! We got one finally!
...and it's in the mouth...
And finally, Elias's attempt at crawling has included a face-planted downward facing dog yoga pose! It's pretty funny to see.
And that's it. Thanks for joining me again :)