Our summer so far has been delightful. I can't tell you how much I love being home with my baby...and my babe. This break from working was much needed. I can actually go grocery shopping or get things done like catch up on bills and filing.
But most importantly I get to be with Calvin. He is so cute at this age. I think besides 9-10 months, this is my favorite. He is walking and talking more. He's learning how to make animal noises and communicating better. He can do the "piggy face", moo for cow, meow for kitty cat, baa for sheep and panting for dog. All of them on command, more or less.
Just in the last couple weeks he's been perfecting his pointing. For awhile he would use his whole hand and point in the direction of something, but now he is using his pointer finger. He says, "diss" I think it means "this" while pointing. He can also say "chsss" for "cheese", "jissss" for "juice", "hi-ee" for "hi", and is really good at using mama and dada in appropriate ways now. It melts my heart when I pick him up and he wraps his little arms around my neck and says "Ma-Ma". Then I bounce him for a few minutes and say "Nite-nite" and he always says it back. It is so precious. He even uses the same inflection. Up and down.
Those are the moments I never want to forget. God has blessed us with such a beautiful baby boy. Sometimes I can't even believe he's mine. We are rich beyond measure.