What a weekend! The weather was terrific (it was 15 degrees celsius today!) and that's a very good thing. I shed my heavy winter parka in favour of my spring jacket, put on my shades and reacquainted myself with the feel of the sun kissing my cheeks. Ahhh, spring!
And in knitting news Bristow's done! Here she is soaking in the kitchen sink on the Friday night. She's since been blocked and seamed. Button, button-hole and neck bands were picked-up and knit this morning and buttons sewn on a few hours ago. I'm really impressed with how it turned out and think I'll actually get to wear this one lots. Stephen's working from home tomorrow since Julian has his 9 month well-baby check-up in the afternoon so I'll definately pull him away for a few minutes to take some pictures in the morning light.
And in Julian news...well there is just so much to tell! He started pulling himself up on the coffee table and has even been working on his balance, letting go of one hand at a time. No cruising yet, but he's so very close. We decided to take him to the toy store on Saturday to look for an exersaucer or some kind of device to help him develop strong walking legs and since he wasn't asleep (a first I think...he is usually fast asleep in the stroller) we thought what better way to choose than to pull them each down and have him 'test drive' each exersaucer.
He had such a great time in all of them, but since the height limit on them is 30" we decided he wouldn't get that much use out of them so off we went to try some scooters and push toys instead. We brought home the Fisher Price ride-on hippo which he just loves. He's had it for one day and this morning he pulled himself up on it and pushed it across the living room. Our jaws dropped when we saw him do this! He's only 9 months and hasn't really figured out how to crawl forwards yet so seeing him up on two feet pushing this thing across the room was quite the shock. We're just so smitten with the boy. And incredibly proud of him too ;0)
And because things happen so fast when you're 9 months old, he also packed in a whole bunch of new teeth this week-end. I felt one of his top middle teeth on Friday and when I showed daddy later that night, we noticed two other ones had also sprouted! That's 3 new teeth this weekend with no tears or crankiness (what's the catch?). The strange thing about his teeth though is the configuration: he's got the two middle teeth on the bottom, and 3 of the 4 middle teeth on the top. So on the top gum, it's tooth, tooth, space, tooth. Weird, eh? Hopefully another tooth with fill the gap soon enough.
Well that's it for now. Time to join my snoring boys asleep beside me.