Harmon’s growing up. And getting into lots of trouble. And standing up. And he’s cuter than ever.
A little over a week ago, Harmon was getting into trouble, so I put him in a laundry basket. That kept him happy for a minute, but then he decided to show his powers and lifted himself up from a sitting position. Since then, he’s stood up several times, and uses his powers for good and evil.
Yesterday, on his month-day, he pulled open the drawers on Kelsey’s drawer thing, and used them to hoist himself up, whereupon, he proceeded to empty out the drawers. He has taken a couple of falls, but seems undeterred. Kelsey thinks it’s especially cute when he’s kneeling. He still needs something to pull himself up, but it won’t be long, though he’s all upper body strength still, and not very good at balancing.
In the last month, he’s also done a lot of swimming, including once in the middle of Lake Washington, several times near the shore, and quite a few times at Grandmomerie’s (Mo Mo’s) pool. He has so much energy, I’m pretty sure I could just let him go and he’d paddle off by himself, but swallow inordinate amounts of water in the process.
We got a small wading pool, and probably wouldn’t have made it through the heat wave without it.
As I said, he loves to get into trouble, and nothings safe. He can get into anything, and with his standing up abilities that means anything.
One time, he got stuck, but he managed to get out on his own.
He also got to go to the zoo and see all sorts of animals. I hear he’s a particular fan of the monkeys.
Not only is Harmon celebrating double digit (months), but Kelsey celebrated getting old (see earlier post.) For her birthday, we went to a concert in the park and Harmon rocked the night away. Long after his bedtime, instead of getting cranky, he got giddy, laughing at mom and any passersby. Yes, several ladies came up to tell him how cute he was. Even a strange dude tried to use Harmon’s charisma to score points with his lady friend.
Kelsey made an awesome blackberry pie, and blackberry jam, but Harmon likes his blackberries straight, and unwashed, and all over his face, also preferably unwashed.
One more important milestone in Harmon’s life also occurred in the last month. He found out that he’s going to have a sister.