Notice the pants.
For the past week I have been on the hunt for 9 month old clothes for boys. I went to a HUGE consignment sale...nada. I went to 2 Targets and another consignment store. 3 items in each place...literally. I tried the mall. Way too expensive. Are there no 9 month old boys here? Or are there too many? I'm really frustrated. Poor Alden either has peddle pushers b/c he's wearing 3-6 month pants or is walking out of his pants because he's stepping on the ends of 12 month old ones. I can imagine it becoming a bit of a nightmare for him. Think about all those bad dreams where you are in high school and all of a sudden realize, "Oh! I forgot to put anything on this morning!" Well, for Alden it would be, "Oh! I just walked right out of my pants! Where are they? Oh. They're on the floor waaaaaay down the hall." Thankfully, my Aunt graciously has given us a ton of boy clothes from her sweet baby who's now not so little anymore, but we are in need of a few more pants to round out his wardrobe...dress ones for church and comfy ones for home. I don't know if it's just that Alden is at a strange size right now, but it seems that none of the pants we have fit!
Alden has started some preliminary waving. But instead of using one hand, he goes on his tiptoes (if he's in his walker or in someone's arms), raises both arms like he's just won a race in the Olympics, gasps, and smiles in salutation. It just makes me want to hug him. What a cutie.
Alden sunk down into the space between the mattress and the footboard and was perfectly content to sit there talking, knocking his head against the end of the bed, and waving.
We've been organizing for the zillionth time this year and decided we really didn't need our old floppy's anymore. Actually, Rhianwen hasn't a clue what Star Wars is and was simply pretending to put a cd in her boombox. (NO, we are not far advanced. We may not be stone-age, but we are just past the prehistoric mark. No Ipod for us.)
If you are acutely observant, most of these pictures were taken on the same day. Last week was super busy and we have all been sick with one of the worst colds ever. Fever, chills, snot galore, coughing, sore throats. Stay away from us! We still aren't over it. Wally spent all day at home today, lying in bed or on the couch. Now, you KNOW it's gotta be bad when he does that! This is the man who never stops going!