A couple of weeks ago, we were hanging out in our family room and letting him roam when I looked up to find him on the second step of the stairs. With me behind him, the guy climbed up the entire flight of stairs, laughing the whole time. It's now one of his favorite activities - stair-climbing and laughing - and one of our favorite activities as well.
He started swim lessons last month and at his most recent lesson he flipped over and floated on his own. I am so very impressed with the swim instructors and their commitment to infant swim safety. I encourage all parents of 6-month-olds or older to check out this course or one like it. I hope he never has to use his skills but I know that what he's learning could save his life.
Still no true words, though there are lots and lots of 'dadadada's and rarer 'mamamama's. And whenever the television is on or one of us is on the phone he wants to be a part of the conversation, yelling and babbling as loudly as possible.
He's still drooling like it's going out of style. Just this week, one upper tooth has poked through and another is on its way, which will make a grand total of 4 teeth for the little guy. It's hard to tell whether teething is bringing on any fussiness or fever - we've had a few little illnessess but still his disposition is generally sunny.
I know I say it in every update, but this kid is simply the happiest child ever. He has a smile (with a dimple) for everyone, and he laughs constantly. He is just the light of our lives. We're so very blessed.