Well, another month has flown by! Unfortunately Janda and I have to go back to school next week, so I will no longer be spending all my days with Ryder. :(
This month we moved Ryder into his crib and that upset his sleep routine a bit! He is still falling asleep pretty well, but he has been waking up a bit at night. So far putting a little light on and finding him his binky takes care of it. Sometime soon (or not!) he'll be moving into his own room, and we'll see if that disrupts his sleep routine again!
He is sitting up more, not quite on his own yet, but he's getting there. He sits up in the corner of the couch and plays with his toys for a while before he falls to the side and ends up chilling on his stomach. He learned to roll over reliably this month, but I guess he also learned that he doesn't like it, because he rarely does it anymore.
He is much more into playing now. He laughs and giggles when Janda and I play games with him, but he can also entertain himself. He rolls around on the floor and makes noises and giggles to himself. He grabs anything within arms reach and pulls it onto his face, which eventually results in panic, although he now realizes that that can be a game too! He also loves to play with the baby in the mirror.
Of course, he is still getting bigger and bigger. Pretty soon he'll be holding his own bottles and eating solid foods and before we know it he'll be walking and talking!
In spite of my lack of constant care, the garden is still going strong. The string beans have produced like crazy, we have a great crop of kale and corn and the tomatoes have taken over, completely covering the carrots and beets! I'm moderately happy with the amount of basil we have, but once again, the cilantro is disappointing. Maybe I"m doing something wrong? My cucumbers are weird this year, the three plants I grew from seed are producing slightly white cukes and the one I bought from the garden center is producing yellow ones! Not so good.
A baby cucumber
Lots of kale
A good days' harvest
I'm already planning for next year though, since I can do that while inside holding a baby!
Since we are now in waning days of summer, I have concocted a plan called the 21 Days of Summer. For the next 21 days, until we go back to school, each day Janda, Ryder and I will do one thing in honor of summer. We all must do it together and we cannot repeat any activity. They don't all have to be outdoor activities, but they have to be something will be less likely to happen during the school year. Some activities will be big events and some will take 5 minutes- but each day we'll do one together and savor the lingering moments of summer.