Ruben suddenly seems more than ready to give up his walrus crawl and start exploring another level of the world. He has begun to pull himself in earnest up onto anything and everything available. He is also already wearing Miles' twelve-month footie pajamas.
Here are my beautiful boys with Aunti Ei on one of our many trips to visit Yia Yia Liz recently. Miles adores the cookies she shares with him when we visit. In fact, one night when we returned home and were getting ready for bed he asked me for another cookie. I explained that it was bedtime, and there were no cookies at our house anyway, so he was out of luck. He was not happy and he replied with, "No Mama!! You need to call Yia Yia Liz - she will let me have a cookie!" So true! She always has the best cookies, and she always says yes. Such a perfect Yia Yia memory that is obviously ingrained in his mind.
Ruben has also made yet another giant leap to being a big boy. On the last day of September I found him standing in his crib. Miles immediately asked if he could join him! I love this photo of the two of them just looking at each other in amazement. Strange to realize that Ruben is so close to experiencing his world from the vertical perspective. Miles kind of looks astounded too. His "Baby Ruben" is growing fast, and what a first year he has lived through!