He makes this face a lot and I love it.
What a sweet little goofball.
So this month we tried solids-- ahahaha! That didn't go as planned. Avocado seemed to traumatize him and banana wasn't much better. He seems to be warming up to it now, but still isn't a big fan. He definitely wasn't ready at six months. Today we're going to give carrots a shot. This whole food thing is fun anyway, though, even if he's not too into it yet!
We started putting him on a blanket on the floor with a bunch of toys surrounding him and he likes to sit there and just play and play. The dog guitar is a big hit and he's obsessed with his First 100 Animals book. He also started standing a few weeks ago, which is crazy! We noticed he could do it because he would stand up on our laps every time we would pass him to each other on the couch. So I stood him up next to the couch, and yep! Balance Man. He doesn't pull himself up to sit or stand yet, though. My mom said that I skipped crawling completely and went straight to standing and walking, but I don't know if Oliver will do that. He seems to be experimenting with crawling-- when he's sitting he'll lunge forward to get a toy and then stay on his stomach and kick and kick. He's pretty good at pivoting around, though. He lies on his tummy and maneuvers himself in a circle to reach all his toys.
We're going to take him to the pool and beach soon so that's going to be awesome! It (weirdly) took forever to warm up around here so I'm really excited to get started with all the fun summer stuff.