Monday, January 25, 2010

Mondays with Crosby

At 11:24 am, Crosby Fox turned 1 year and 4 weeks old!!! I cannot believe he is almost 13 months old. I cannot believe we are nearing the end of January. Was it not JUST his birthday? We haven't even taken him for his 1 year picture! Seriously, this "time flying by" business is ridiculous...

We had an unofficial weigh in on the BIG dog scale today. Someone has gotten too big for the puppy scale. Of course this makes me sad. But I won't dwell on that. I knew he seemed bigger and he is. 23.6 pounds to be exact. With shoes, clothes and a diaper. He is still on all fours at this point. He does the crazy crawl with one leg cocked out to the side, with that foot on the floor. Both hands and the other leg are doing the typical crawl. Then he does the crawling on hands and both feet. No knees involved with this one. He does it a lot, actually. He stands from 5-10 seconds and then slowly lowers himself to the ground. Usually into a full squat. But, no steps at this point. And as you can probably guess, I am absolutely fine with that. I'll keep my baby a baby as long as possible. How can he be a toddler if he doesn't toddle? That is what I thought!!!

So this week I am going for less is more. I have been putting up waaaaayyyyy to many pictures and I realize this. It is just so hard to narrow them down because they are all so cute. And, no, I am in no way biased. But maybe my lack of pictures really has something to do with the fact that I didn't spend as much time with the ole Canon as usual. Or maybe it was 2 days of orientation at Stallworth and one lymphedema patient that took up lots of my Crosby time. :(
Can someone tell me why I thought I wanted to work a day or 2 here and there??? And while I am thinking about it, yes Jill, I will do a lymphedema post just for you!! :)

What is wrong with this picture???

Yep. He decided to get in the bathtub with his clothes on the other night. Technically, he did not intend to go head first into the tub. But he did! After the initial shock, he found it pretty amusing. Where was the parent, you ask? I was 2 feet away, with my back turned away from him, preparing a shirt to soak in the sink. Clearly it was not as important as the safety of my child. But I didn't think he was capable. Seeing how he absolutely loves to climb, I am not sure why I doubted his abilities. Fortunately the water was just running and none was standing in the tub. Still, not one of my greatest parenting moments...

The little one has a new "trick". He gives the sweetest, slobbery, open-mouthed kisses on command! I request them often. I am pretty sure I have seen him rolling his eyes at me on multiple occasions. ;) Those eyes...they are getting him into trouble these days. He is quite fond batting those big eyes at me while engaging in forbidden activity! Like picking up the dog bowls. Or throwing his food/cup on the floor. Or grabbing the mirror that he has repeatedly been told NOT to touch. See...

I mean, would you look at his left eyebrow??? All raised, as if he is saying, "What? What are you going to do???"Ahhhhh... And then I caught him on video, reaching for that same mirror...
Oh, yes! I even caught a little of the attitude he likes to show when he is having his diaper changed. I think somebody might be getting a little too big for his britches, if you know what I mean!!! What a stinker!!! But he is so cute while being a stinker that I have a hard time not smiling! I can already tell it is going to be hard to discipline this child of mine. Mainly because his adorable face gets me every time!! Well, most of the time it does! Look how sweet those devious eyes can look by that same mirror...
Chubs...


How can I not give in?

5 comments:

Sarah B. said...

!!! what a great post- thank you for snapping to it :P
You have such a beautiful boy, Malones!!!!

Shellie Salza said...

I thought to myself, when I saw the first picture of Crosby on his changing table, "I wonder how they keep him from grabbing that mirror?" What a funny boy!!! (and darn cute too!) We call this period of their lives the 'grabby Mcgrabberson stage'!

Anonymous said...

those pictures of him are adorable! and i thought i heard him say "i just wanna touch it" in the video...you have quite a bit of trouble on your hands! haha the other day when y'all left work i told gulmakai, i just love him...you have a precious little boy danielle <3
bree

Sarah said...

What a sweet boy you have! I can relate to the tub story. Jonas tries to climb in when toys are still in there...but thankfully no water.

Jill Fields said...

Ok, so is it ok, though, to have a mirror up like that? While semi-getting the baby room together the other night, I told Juli about hanging a mirror above the crib, and she pretty much freaked! So, I've decided to put it above the changing table. It's so cute, and I just had it re-painted, I've got to use it! As long as she can't get to it without my being right there beside her, it's ok, right? Tell me it's ok!