Check out the army crawl...
Diaper changes have also become a whole new beast. Payton turns into a super wiggly squiggly little boy interested in anything but being still. He also grabs at my face really hard and so I have started "discipline routines" (which really only involve a firm no and redirection to something else), but it is so hard to use a serious voice with him because he immediately turns on the tears as soon as he senses any change in his Mama's happy voice. Those tears break his Mama's heart.
Finally, Payton has hit a new milestone: the big bath! It is so fun to watch him splash and play. The boy lives for his bath time.
The state track meet was also last weekend. Look how big Payton looks standing by the fence! He charmed my athletes and they entertained him. He tried numerous times to climb the fence. I am in real trouble when he figures out how to really climb! The meet lasted Friday and Saturday and the little man crashed on Saturday. Jen, who watches Payton sometimes, was so kind to give my back a rest a hold him while he napped for an hour. Can you tell Payton likes Jen (pictured below)? He often throws his hands up when he squeals with joy when he really likes someone!
In between the sate track meet, Payton and I joined Wes at the local Pet Rescue Fair where he and Jackson held down the Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue table. The day was a success! Many people became interested in pet rescues instead of breeders and two dogs were adopted from the local SPCA. 850,000 dogs are euthanized in the US each MONTH! With stats like this, we must do our part to fight this battle. Marcy, a horse/rescue friend of ours organized the event and did a stellar job. I cannot wait until next year! The boxer rescue alone raised enough money to treat several heart worm cases and with 10 other rescues there, it is hard to tell how much money was raised for the cause.