We took a trip to the pumpkin patch with Cohen for the first time and it was so fun showing him all the pumpkins. He was completely obsessed with everything going on and loved using the pumpkins to steady himself while standing up.
Once he was standing he would always try to put the stem into his mouth. He couldn’t ever reach it but it was so funny watching him pull and tug on them. Every time he stood up he would also start slapping his palms against the pumpkins in excitement at having stood up on his own. It is so much fun doing new things with a baby because you get to experience it again as if it was the first time too. It makes everything so much more fun!
Cohen is nine months old now and getting close to walking. He hustles around the furniture all day long and can pull himself up with anything; even a completely flat wall! It scares me sometimes because he won’t even be holding on to anything except a flat surface and I have to sit next to him in case he falls quickly. I walk him around holding only one hand so hopefully he can learn to balance better.
He’s a great eater and will try anything you put in front of him. He gets cuter every day (biased, I know) and I seriously love hanging out with him all day long. I always sit on the ground so I’m nearby and he loves to come over, climb up to my shoulder, and then squeak at me. It’s so darn cute. It’s as if he’s saying, here I am!
He doesn’t like having a dirty diaper but always tries to roll away whenever I try to change him. He’s completely obsessed with Gucci and follows him around wherever he goes. His favorite toys are the TV remote, PS controller, an empty baby shampoo bottle, and his little Tyvek Tablet that my mom bought for him. He pushes things around under his hand as he crawls around the house and does a one footed scoot across the kitchen floor whenever I let Gucci out the back door.
AJ started officer training and graduates in December. After graduation, he’ll get assigned his aircraft and we’ll move to his assigned base. As of now, it’s between Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. We have no clue where we’ll end up going but are slightly leaning towards Texas so we’ll be closer to family in Utah. That’s really all we know but hopefully we’ll find out more soon!