Friday, May 16, 2014

9 Months & Mother's Day!

We can't believe it has been 9 months already! It seems like it was just yesterday we were bringing Frank home from the hospital.

The kid is constantly changing/growing/developing. His first teeth have finally popped through. Many more seem to be on the brink. This results in quite the hefty competition of who can drool more: a teething baby or an 80 lbs chocolate lab. Frank is not only crawling at a near Olympic pace, but he is also standing up and walking alongside things (such as his dad and the couch). In no time he will be sprinting after Kirby in the backyard giggling incessantly.

His appetite seems to be growing as quickly as he is. He is always willing to try things at least the first time. He also is not afraid to show his displeasure when he encounters a food he does not care for (e.g. peas). Some of the highlights of the items he has liked are Hawaiian rolls, ham, and melon flavored frozen yogurt. His love for frozen yogurt really melted his mothers heart as it seems his love for dessert appears to be genetic.

Amanda spent the first part of May working long hours so our monthly photos were taken at my parents house with the assistance of my Mom instead of in my Grandpa's chair at our house.

You can tell they are close - they even have the same "look"

For Amanda's first Mother's Day, we were able to spoil her for a couple hours before she went back to the office. The first part of May is her super busy time and none of us had really seen her in about a week so those few hours were great. Amanda managed to get Frankie down for a nap, although, he didn't want to sleep, he just wanted to spend time with his Mama. After his nap, I quickly strapped him into his car seat and away we went to MCC to meet up with Grandma for brunch. The little man was an all-star at the country club. He never ceases to amaze me.

Amanda and I got to take Frankie to his first Twins games a couple weeks ago (the first of many). For only being 9 months old, he made it until the 7th inning and we left not because he was crabby but because we knew he would be if we stayed the whole game. He was a trooper and his favorite part was hanging out in center field standing and watching the game. We all had a great time and the Twins even pulled out the win! I am hoping to cultivate a Twins fans and maybe future baseball player.

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