Saturday, June 11, 2011

Modeling diapers

We've cloth diapered Silas almost since birth.

Our favorites are BumGenius Organic AIO, also known as the elemental diaper. We also use fitted diapers. I like the fitted diapers because they are often done in prints. They do require a cover for extended use, but if we are at home I don't put a cover on them. They last for about an hour or two before they become damp.

I ordered a few diapers from a WAHM (work at home mom) and my friend Maysa brought them over to me and snapped a few pictures of Silas in them. Maysa brought over her little girl, Guinevere so Silas also got to play with another girl friend of his.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bam! Look at all of these milestone.

This weekend has been the weekend for milestones!

1. Silas can climb the stairs without assistance.

We now have to keep the baby gates closed at all times!

2. Silas can walk.

Silas had been taking a step or two here and there for about a week now, but this weekend he started taking far more than a few! He isn't consistent yet. He'll drop down to crawl when he gets tired, but he sure does try!

3. Silas is saying words!

He's been saying Dada and Mama for a couple of months, but this weekend he has said "cat", "wow", "papa", and "bye-bye". I can't believe how much he's picked up already.

4. Silas drinks from a straw

We have been working with sippy cups and he just wasn't having them. He has been showing interest in straws so my MIL tried giving him sips from her water cup with a straw and he loves it! I bought him some sippy cups that have straws and he does alright with them. He is still working on closing his mouth so the liquid doesn't dribble out.

5. Silas likes to feed himself with a spoon.

Silas has suddenly become very independent and wants to feed himself. It's messy, but he feels so proud of himself!

When did my little guy become such a big guy?!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Splashing with Adrielle

Silas has several girl friends! Adrielle is the daughter of one of my co-works from the elementary school. Adrielle and her Mama, Tarrah came over to break in Silas' new splash mat. It was his birthday gift from his Mema and Papa.

I think Adrielle enjoyed the pool more than the splash mat and Silas enjoyed the mat more than the pool! We were very glad they came over and hope they come over again soon!