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Friday, April 2, 2010

Frolicking...

Today we had a very unusual but very welcome snippet of summer. Typically in Michigan, we don't see 80 degrees until June or July but today's high was 79. You can bet Charlie and I took advantage of the nice weather and I snatched up my camera as we headed out the door. I took all of the photos below in my parent's "back yard," which happens to be part of the four acres on which they live:

He's certainly keeping me occupied these days--between making sure he doesn't eat something poisonous and preventing other major dangers, I never seem to get a break. He is seriously into everything all of a sudden and he has quite a strong independent "I can do it myself" streak going on at the moment. He's not even walking yet and he thinks he can rule the world, gees! But I love it too. I love watching the emergence of his delightful (if sometimes daunting) independence. His personality is really beginning to take shape and I love all the new things he's doing.

18 comments:

Dave Gerhart said...

LOVE the one with the straw in his mouth!!

Richele said...

what a great romp - you captured the fun so well!

and isn't this busy-bee stage ... busy?!

Jericho said...

What a handsome little man!!! Looks like the two of you had an amazing day together!

Jill said...

I am just LOVING that fourth picture! Too cute! Wasn't that weather beautiful?? Glad you guys were able to get out and enjoy it!!

Kel said...

I just love his feet and toes. He is such a beautiful little person!

RB said...

You're photos are great! I agree with Dave, I love the one with the straw in his mouth. Cute!

Rebekah said...

Great shots!!!

alicia said...

OH WOW is he a cuteie!!!! ahhh such great pics!

alicia said...

OH WOW is he a cuteie!!!! ahhh such great pics!

Jamie said...

ah yes ~ i know that phase all too well! :) i was SO glad when milo started walking a little bit because he was a bit less consumed with everything on the ground! :) i felt like i had to watch him like a hawk ~ EVERYTHING went into his mouth! :)it was SO hard.......

looks like a really fun day you had together!! :) he's becoming quite the little boy and not so much a baby anymore. :) crazy how fast time flies!!! sooo cute!!

Meeghan said...

Haven't been by in a while. Charlie is so adorable. We too enjoyed the great weather. I can't beleive is is almost a year old. Love reading all the things he is doing and saying.

Malloryn said...

Great pictures, as usual! It's so nice to be able to spend more time outdoors these days. I imagine he is keeping you both busy :)

knitnkanmani said...

a cutie n independent too:)

Holly said...

He definitely does have an independent streak. It's hard not to laugh when he throws things down with all his 11-month-old might, but the older (and stronger) he gets, the less funny it will be!! I'm telling you, that dimple is bound to cause mischief!!

E said...

Great photos!! He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

alicia said...

ahh so fun!! these babies sure keep us busy hey!

rlvd said...

hey melba,
i'm one of those awful people who checks in on your blog every onceandawhile but am not a follower :?
but rachel at barren woman is proposing a bloggy gettogether in detroit on memorial day, so seeing as you're from MI thought I'd let ya know! her link is
http://barrenwoman.blogspot.com/2010/04/calling-detroit-bloggers-babies.html
:)

rlvd said...

oh, and NOW i see you follow her!!!

sorry :)