Calvin hit the 6 month milestone this week. We are having so much fun with him right now. He’s definitely a little charmer!


He’s still working on his crawling. I thought once he figured it out he’d be all over the place, but so far that hasn’t been the case. He’ll crawl a short distance to get to something he wants, but he’s been more interested in climbing over stuff and trying to pull himself up on furniture (or people). This morning he pulled himself all the way up to standing in his pack-n-play, then smacked his cheek on the railing trying to get back down – poor baby! Just today he started venturing a little farther when he crawls, but we’ve been lucky so far as he’s taking his time.


He’s got a variety of toys now, but he shows the most interest in other stuff. Anything we use is interesting to him (of course!) – the camera, the remote, our phones. My iPhone battery was going down the tubes, so I got a new phone. We loaded the old one with some Calvin-appropriate apps (bubble wrap!) and let him play with it. He thinks he’s getting away with something!


He also really likes playing with the PVC pipes from his dismantled activity gym that Eric made – way better than any toys! But he does play with regular toys, too.


It’s almost wrong to call it “play” since he’s usually so serious! He’s investigating his surroundings and trying to figure everything out. But he has plenty of goofy moods, too. Eric is especially good at getting him laughing. I love this picture – he looks like a funny little elf!


He’s eating well and likes the solid foods a lot. We still have a ways to go with the sleeping, but we’re working on it. Ultimately we’re just grateful to have a thriving, healthy, happy baby.