Andrew is getting pretty good at standing on his own. He will do it for a minute or so. He barely hangs on around the furniture now either. He is getting pretty daring. He says “Dada” directly to Ryan. He says “Momma,” but it can be really random at his toys and it’s usually more of a babbling “Ma Ma Mama.” I do get many more kisses than daddy though, and it must because of those scratchy whiskers that daddy has. He gives lots of love with hugs and by resting his forehead against both mom and dad’s forehead. He will do “SOOOO BIG!” on cue now when we say, “How big is Andy?”
Some of Andrew’s favorites now include: books of any kind, balls to throw and chase, cruising around the furniture in the living room, crawling, his taggie blanket, mornings, bopping to music, and using his voice. In fact, he finds his favorite time to “talk” is during church. It’s so hard to keep him quite. At least we usually have very nice people sitting around us and they don’t seem to mind too much and are actually entertained. He loves to feed himself and some favorite finger foods are American cheese, bread, bananas, graham crackers, Gerber puffs, Cheerios and Mandarin Oranges.
We had a super busy week of Bison basketball games. Andrew is so good at the games. He sits so nice and enjoys all of the action. He usually ends up clapping for the opposing team after all of the Bison fans have stopped clapping. Monkey see, monkey do. We are done with men's home games for the year, but we are going to the Summit League Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls. In fact, we will be there over Andrew’s 1st birthday. That is coming up fast and I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone.