Month nine was really fun because it Liam was so exploratory. It was really fun to watch him investigate everything. His little wheels were always turning and he was into everything. One of my favorite things to do was to follow him around the house and let him get into supervised mischief. If it got a little risky, I'd just redirect him to something safer. Liam had his first encounter with pets over Christmas. Most of our family members had small dogs and Liam was fascinated! He'd follow them around just observe. Sometimes if he was feeling brave he'd reach out and tug at an ear, or try to grab a wagging tail. In Seattle He also met lots of family members every day. He sat on a lot of different laps and went to a lot of different houses. As a result, he was a little extra attached to his momma for a while. If I was out of sight, he'd fuss and follow me and usually wanted to be held or worn in his carrier. He started doing this cute thing, which he still does- If I'm carrying him & he's introduced to a new person, he'll shyly lay his head against my chest, or sometimes bury his face into my chest.
Month nine began five days before Liam's first Christmas. Cody and I had such a blast picking out Christmas presents for Liam. We might have gone a little crazy at Barnes & Noble. They happen to have THEE best kid stuff. I got him a doggy puppet, a little grocery bag filled with crunchy, rattling felt groceries, a little house with miniature, sound making stuffed pets, mega blocks and lots of books because he loves board books! He got all kinds of cool toys from everyone else too, which is great because he is at the age where he really notices and appreciates toys and books. I don't think he got a Christmas present that he does not play with regularly.
Here are some pictures from the month:)
Liam on the airplane: