Doug is home this weekend, which is so much fun. It feels like we are a little family! We go out with Carter, and play with him, and just enjoy spending time together. Most people probably take that for granted, but with him traveling so much it's something I really appreciate.
The weather has been a lot more pleasant here lately with highs in the upper 80s, which means we can go outside and not be miserable. I've been spending mornings sitting on the deck with Carter, and we've gone for walks with the new stroller. There is a great park in our neighborhood with lots of cool playground equipment. It will be a few years before Carter will be able to fully enjoy it, but it's great to know it's there.
We finally did something today we'd been waiting until he hit the six-month mark to do: get in the pool! I had a couple of floats ready for him to try, and Doug even heated the pool up a bit so it wouldn't be too cold. We realized we hadn't been in the pool ourselves in a year, which is scary. But we got in with Carter this afternoon, and it was fun! He seemed like he had fun, though he wasn't overly impressed.
Here is a video we took right when we first got him in.
And here are some pictures:
We didn't have any sunscreen on him, so we just stayed in a few minutes. I need to get some baby-safe sunscreen...
And finally, here is a little video of him playing with a plastic water bottle. This is the sort of thing that is probably only interesting to me, heh. I'm just so fascinated with how much better he is getting at manipulating objects lately.