Friday, September 3, 2010

Back to Normalcy....for now

Much to my relief (and of course Colby's), Colby's PhD qualifying tests are done! For the last 2 1/2 weeks, he has had his nose in his books ALL. DAY. LONG. That means he would only stop for food and a little gym time. But now they are over and I couldn't be more excited. We just have to wait for the results. If all goes well, they will be done and over with! Whew! Now he just has to write his thesis and defend it in October. But for now, this weekend, we are going to enjoy a little break.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And he's off!

For the last couple of weeks Calem has been trying to crawl, but just couldn't figure it out. He would scoot both back legs forward and then do a superman dive to see if he had gone far enough to reach whatever he was trying for. Over and over again he would try and after quite a few attempts, a lot of grunts, screams of frustration, and reaching fingers, he would finally get it. Take a look at the inch worm .

About a week ago he finally was able to put it all together, and he's off! He is getting pretty good and getting into everything. He seems much more content and that makes my life so much easier! I would much rather chase him around than have him ornery because he can't reach anything. Of course I say that now...I am very good at eating my words. That may actually explain the recent couple of pounds I seemed to have acquired. hmmmm.

Here he is crawling.