It’s been a busy few weeks at the Homeyer house! Mr. Brooks hit the 8 month mark a few weeks ago. Some of his latest skills include pulling up to his knees…not quite all the way yet. He can push up on all fours in a crawl position and rock, but he’s yet to take off. I think he wants to pretty bad because he just ends up rolling back and forth before getting frustrated…maybe soon he’ll figure it out. He loves to clap these days, and if you’re willing to dish out praise for something he’s done he’s happy to celebrate with you in this way. Sometimes he even tries to lure you into praise party by doing something, clapping and giving you a look that says, “Don’t you think I did good?” Yesterday we enjoyed opening day of Major League Baseball and there was lots of reason to clap as we watched the Texas Rangers win their season opener!
Brooks has also gotten pretty good at maneuvering finger foods from tray to mouth. He even became a meat-eater this month and now has 7 teeth which he loves to flash.
We had an exciting first Easter with the little man. It all started Thursday when Brooks had his first Easter egg hunt with his class at daycare. Since this consisted primarily of all the parents carrying the babies around and putting the eggs in the baskets after trying out hardest to get the kids to pick the eggs up, I was sure to warn all the other parents of my competitive spirit and quickness in an Easter egg field. I think Brooks and I did well. We came away with nine shiny, marshmallow and puff filled eggs. Here we are in action and Brooks with all his buds and teachers. (We do normally put pants on the boy when he leaves the house, but he had a blowout about 5 minutes before the hunt started.)
We spent Easter weekend with both of our immediate families. We always enjoy getting them both together and appreciate their willingness to share Brooks with each other. After church Sunday, we plopped Brooks in this field of Bluebonnets next to our house. We had tried this previously and it ended up similar to the pumpkin patch scenario last fall. Brooks decided he would cooperate this time and we got a ton of cute shots. I’ll spare you all of them, but I have to share a few at least.
The Homeyers all dawned our BU gear in preparation to support the Lady Bears that night.
Here are the Graf siblings!