Bobby's Birthday 7/26/07
Bobby’s Birthday 7/26/07
So we meet again
So we meet again
Landon steal harbors some fear of ball. 7/27/07


Landon playing Peek-a-Boo with some of the Kids at Laura’s:

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As of about two weeks ago, Landon would walk along the couch, and would take somewhere between 5 and 10 steps unassisted, if going to a person who was calling him or when we were playing the walking game. About a week ago, he would walk a few steps between items because he could, but not further.
On Wednesday, July 25, I stayed home with Landon and telecommute to work. Landon, about half way through the day, suddenly started walking. I mean, walking because he could, just to go the distance, and walking all around the house. He still crawled more than walked. As of today he is walking more than crawling, although he still falls over frequently.
Short video of Landon walking (16 seconds)

This thing is the best Mom! This thing is the best Mom!
Landon met his first keyboard today, and he really seemed to like it. This pic was taken with my cell phone, so don’t mind the poor quality. 7/23/07

all three babies sitting a row
all three babies sitting a row
Penny, Cassia, Landon 7/21/07
cassia and landon
cassia and landon
7/21/07
hey I'll take that!
hey I’ll take that!
7/21/07
give me that!
give me that!
It looks like they are playing together, or even sharing. 7/21/07
No! Mine!
No! Mine!
but really, they are fighting over who gets to play with the ball. 7/21/07
I can save the world!
I can save the world!
Landon is uploading a virus onto the alien invader’s ship
7/21/07

Letter from mom month 11

Dear Landa-Panda
I have no idea why that nick name stuck when so many others were used once and then were never heard from again.
I’m writing to you about 2 days late this time, as your month- a-versary was on a very busy Saturday. Next month you will be an entire year old!
You’ve added a few new words to your ever growing repertoire. You sometimes say “Dirty” when we go to change your diaper. You will say “Duck!” in reference to your toy duck in the bath tub. I thought I got you to say KittyCat the other day, but you have yet to repeat this.
Your walking is still improving. You can walk between objects now, but you still don’t chose walking as your mode of movement for any significant distance. You still revert to crawling if you want to go more than about 3-4 feet. We did buy you your first pair of shoes, some blue sandal Roobez. You haven’t worn them much, but I expect that to change as you get better at walking.
You’ve got drinking from most styles of sippy cups figured out, which is good news. We still bottle you a couple of times a day and I don’t see that ending in the next month or two. I’m not in a huge rush to get you off the bottle, but that’s partly because I keep hoping you will give it up on your own, like you did the pacifier.
You are such a squirm worm at night. When we settle in to read you a story as you drink your bottle, you tend to twist and turn and not want to look at the book. I hope this is just a phase, as you will sit still for us most other times. You do go down nice and easy now, without too much fuss. It’s so nice to tuck you in bed, cover you with the blanket, and walk away without you screaming. I’m glad you now understand bed time. You’ve been doing very well with sleeping through the night. I think I may have gotten up with you twice in the night for the whole month last month. You still wake up way to early in the morning though, around five or six am. You are such a morning person, and you totally get that from your father. I’m a night owl. Still it’s nice to have the quiet hours in the morning to play with you on weekends.
We took you to the waterpark this month, and you seemed to enjoy yourself. I’ve got to get you into swimming lessons though, as you really seem to have trouble with the idea of holding your breath!
As far as food goes, at this point we feed you just about everything, as long as it is milk free. You absolutely love Melon above anything else. You’ve started skimping a little on the veggies though, which worries me. You must eat your veggies!
You have really become a wonderful little child. I don’t think you really count too much as a baby anymore. You are well behaved and good natured, and we are truly blessed to have you in our lives.

Love always,
Mama

Playing with the twins
Playing with the twins
7/14/07
The twins splash together
The twins splash together
7/14/07
Landon and Cayden in the pool
Landon and Cayden in the pool
7/14/07
Not sure what to think of this water yet
Not sure what to think of this water yet
sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
after sliding down the slide
after sliding down the slide
sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
hanging out in the new water sling
hanging out in the new water sling
It’s perfect for Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
all together now
all together now
a nice lady offered to take our picture
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
That's enough, I'm leaving the pool!
That’s enough, I’m leaving the pool!
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
as the waves hit
as the waves hit
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
Dada's got me!
Dada’s got me!
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
Surfing the waves is totally cool
Surfing the waves is totally cool
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
chillin in the wave pool
chillin in the wave pool
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
I can swim!
I can swim!
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
Mom says I have the cutest curls
Mom says I have the cutest curls
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
under water baby
under water baby
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
We were practicing getting him to hold his breath under water.
I can walk in water
I can walk in water
Landon kept attempting to walk to us in the water, it was fun!
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07
okay, really done now
okay, really done now
Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ 7/15/07

happy 4th of july!
happy 4th of july!
7/4/07
smiles
smiles
7/4/07
can i stay up to watch?
can i stay up to watch?
7/4/07
I <3 my dru-kitty
I ❤ my dru-kitty
7/4/07
Sitting like uncle JT
Sitting like uncle JT
He sits like this all the time! 7/4/07

Kayden!!
Kayden!!
Kayden and Landon meet! 06/29/07
family gathering
family gathering
Uncle Sam, Mom, Landon, and Great Uncle Jack 7/1/07
Uncle Sam, mom, Landon
Uncle Sam, mom, Landon
7/1/07
Great Uncle Jack!
Great Uncle Jack!
07/01/07
Uncle Sam again
Uncle Sam again
07/01/07

1:09 video of Landon using our bar stool as a walker: