It seems as if Marcus is moving right along, going from baby to little boy. While this is (obviously) a great thing it is also bittersweet for me.
Is it possible for things to seem like they were ages ago, yet feel like they were just yesterday, all at the same time? Less than a year ago I was spoon feeding Marcus, and he was drinking out of a bottle. These days the little man is eager to use utensils while eating. He is by no means any good with a spoon, but he's trying, and he wants to do it on his own.
Pointing at objects of interest, as well as pointing to get my attention has just started happening. I noticed this two days ago. Marcus particularly enjoys pointing at helicopters and airplanes. Every time he hears a plane or helicopter he points to the sky, even if nothing is visible. My heart burst with momma pride when he does this.
Marcus has also become quite the little climber. Sticking true to his monkey ways, he is always trying to climb up and over things - benches (see below), chairs, couches, stairs, anything that has potential to be climbed upon usually is.
Sadly, I do not have a picture of video (yet), but Marcus has begun blowing bubbles. Actual bubbles. I've been showing him in the pool for a while now, but I didn't think he'd get the hang of it for quite some time. As a mommy I'm proud, but as a mommy who has been a swim instructor for the past 13 years, proud doesn't really do my feelings justice on this particular subject.
As if that isn't enough, we've been doing more experimenting with food. I've had it with hot dogs and mac and cheese. We've tried spaghetti before, but it was a bit of a fail. This time around seemed to go much better. Marcus is still working on eating the noodles, but it was quite an entertaining dinner for us.