Kinsley’s already 13 months old . . . Last month on his birthday week we chose a set of pictures (one or two from each month – and a few extras I put in!). Â We chose photos that reflect a tiny bit of the boy given to us. The boy we’re getting to know as Kinsley Nikhil Lavallee Horlings. . . We’re only able to describe a little of what we mean, but we do enjoy these things about him. I already sent the first set, here’s the 2nd (warning: lots of photos!)
He still does that with his hands, but I haven’t been able to catch in on camera recently.
I didn’t know what to expect traveling alone with an infant – Kinsley did great, and everyone is really helpful when you have a wee one!
For a couple months, Kinsley could only scoot backwards – and would get himself stuck, like here under the futon in his room!
Kinsley was sitting up at 5 months old – and the weekend of Thanksgiving he finally got the hang of crawling forward!
It looks like he’s cuddling in this picture, but this is actually him pretending? to be shy – he did it regularly enough, and with enough smiles, we think he knew he was the center of attention and he could get a reaction when he hid like this.
Having his first cold didn’t stop him from exploring! Â He never got a cold until he was 6 months old – we are so thankful for his good health!!
Incidentally, I’m posting from the same hotel as in this picture. Â We’re back, 7 months later and he’s still exploring! Â (hopefully another post!)
Hearths became one of his favorite places to explore. Â I never knew babies could focus on one thing for so long – as he’s doing with the fire in this picture.
The hearth is his favorite place in the house. Â He’ll take his toys or his books and sit down, content. It’s a safe place for him – partly because my mom encouraged his exploring and spent a lot of time teaching him to get up and down safely, reading to him and playing with him on it.
Sometimes the best way to explore is with Mama – though he did plenty of exploring on his own here too!
Kinsley loved exploring around the Christmas tree – but thankfully no pulling of the branches!