For his first Halloween, Nicky was an adorable dinosaur! More pictures here.
It’s official, Nicky has taken his first steps! He’s been practicing with us and can usually pull off a few wobbly steps but sometimes manages two or three solid steps before ending up in our arms. Either way, he always claps when he gets to us because he’s just so proud of himself. This weekend he has suddenly gotten so much steadier and more confident. Today when he thought I wasn’t looking he cruised along the hutch in the dining room then let go, turned around, stood for a few seconds, and took three perfect little steps to the dining room table. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Who gave him permission to grow up so fast??
Nicky and Kellen had a fun playdate on Saturday. We did a lot of fun activities – coloring and art projects, pumpkin picking and carving, and a quick trip to San Francisco, not to mention a ton of running around and playing at home. We all had such a great time hanging out with our favorite little Antonsen!
Since the grandparents have been clamoring for more videos, here’s a cute one.
Oh my goodness, only 30 days away from a year old (pictures here). Can you believe it? This little man is so much fun! He’s busy getting ready to walk and spends lots of time cruising around the house with his little walker toy. He loves getting chased by his daddy and crawling back and forth on the couch like a maniac. He’s so curious about what things are called and points at things over and over to hear what they’re called. Pretty soon he’s going to be walking and talking — I can’t believe it!
We took Nicky up to San Francisco for Fleet Week and saw the Blue Angels (pictures here). Nicky was marginally impressed by the fighter jets, but he did like looking at all the people and their doggies.
Nicky’s first football game was a success (pictures here)! We started the afternoon with a tailgate, where Nicky snagged a tasty snack of carne asada on a stick…our little carnivore was in heaven! He was a huge fan of the game too — he loved watching all of the people, clapping for the players, and especially seeing the blimp. He even pulled off a little nap towards the end of the game. What a trooper!
We went to the SF Zoo this weekend (pictures here) and introduced Nicky to some of the animals in his books. The lion was a big hit since he was standing so close to the viewing area, but I was a little worried that he thought Nicky was a tasty morsel.
Nicky has had a habit of kissing his books for a while. We finally caught it on video. What a cutie!
Nicky is always trying to feed himself during dinner. He’s successfully gotten a couple bites into his own mouth, but it involves lots of attempts and a lot of cleaning afterward!