He is really starting to love his toys and is learning to play with them. The more noise they make, the better. It's fun to watch him explore his little world.
He loves music, and will rock on his bottom (dance) to a beat.He also loves commercials on tv, the strangest ones too. His favorite, the Nationwide Insurance commercial. I haven't quite figured it out yet, maybe it's the white background that makes everything else pop, maybe it's the little tune that they play. But whenever it comes on, he will stop whatever else he is doing and watch it.
Oh, and the vacuum!! Landon is a big fan of the vacuum. He gets so excited every time it runs. And if it's just sitting out, he will talk to it with loads of excitement in his little voice. It's times like that, I really wish I could know what is going on in his little head. I wonder just what his thoughts are.
After quite a few months of rocking on his hands and knees, he started crawling... the day after his 8 month birthday. When he crawls, he turns his little hands inward and looks like a bulldog. Jason, of course, loves this! Jason loves bulldogs and now he has his very own... well, sort of. :)
With his new found crawling skills and my lack in judgement as to how fast he can actually move now, he fell down the stairs last week. Ugh. One of the worst mom moments ever! I stripped his jammies off and checked all over for injuries. None to be found. The kid is tough! :) Thank goodness, because I just about had a heart attack and poor Alyssa cried worse than her brother.
We started feeding him foods at about 6 months old. He still isn't eating much though. Maybe a couple of tablespoons once, sometimes twice a day. And that is fine with me. He is still nursing and I plan on that being his main source of food for at least his first year. There really hasn't been much food that he doesn't like, except apples, and I'm thinking it's more of a texture issue. He isn't quite ready to eat anything that isn't fully mashed up. We've tried cut up bananas, peas... he just isn't ready. His favorite foods so far are peas, spinach and bananas. Funny, right? Alyssa loved all things orange as a baby and her brother loves his greens. I hope he grows up to love all fruits and veggies like his sister, I have been so blessed by her eating habits.
Landon also loves sweatshirt strings, well, any strings really. But especially sweatshirt strings. Teething (he has his two bottom front teeth) would have probably been less tolerable if it weren't for the strings. It's one of the first things he looks for when Jason picks him up. He also likes to untie the strings on the chair cushions at the dining table and chew on them. He is constantly making me smile. :)