Mark's Milestones in 2005
Late February 2005 drove on a long road trip to Oklahoma to see Mark's Great Grandparents.
Tuesday May 3rd Mark rolled over from his tummy to his back.
Tuesday June 14th Mark began standing with assistance.
Middle part of June, Mark began sitting up on his own.
Wednesday June 29th, Mark began eating rice cereal, first food.
Saturday July 1st, Mark rode on first plane ride to South Carolina.
Monday July 3rd, Mark went on first boat ride.
Friday July 15th, Mark had his first tooth poking through his bottom gum.
By late August / early September, Mark had 6 teeth (4 on top, 2 on bottom).
The middle of November Mark started clapping his hands on his own.
Monday December 12th, Mark was diagnosed with his first ear infection (in both ears). This was easily cleared up with antibiotics in less than 2 weeks.
Mark's Milestones in 2006
Sunday January 1st Mark took his first step by himself.
By late January he is walking pretty good, about 10 to 12 steps in a row without holding on to something or somebody.
Saturday March 18th, Nana taught him how to eat with a spoon. She put applesauce on a spoon, gave to spoon to Mark, & he put it in his mouth.
Sunday March 19th, Mom and Dad helped Mark eat more applesauce with a spoon where he was feeding himself (after we filled up the spoon 1st).
Saturday March 25th, he got up from a sitting position without holding on to something.
By late June Mark had all his teeth in.
On Friday November 17th had tubes put in his ears. Mark was still having off & on ear infections so hopefully this will clear the infections and he won't have problems with his ears.
On Monday November 20th he had a piece of un-chewed food stuck in his nose. Just after dinner, he was sniffing quite a bit. We couldn't figure it out at first so Kelly went to help him blow his nose & check for boogies. Turns out he had a whole kernel of corn stuck in his nose, pretty funny. (He is doing fine and breathing easier now.)
On December 26th, when Mark turned two, he was able to jump from a standing position and get both feet off the floor. He has been jumping for a while now, but not able to get both feet off the floor at the same time. Also today, we taught him how to say he is 2 when somebody asks how old he is.
Mark's Milestones in 2007
Began potty training on President's day weekend in February. Was not going well at first, but by the 3rd day (and after some prayers) Mark was doing very well. By early March 2007, he did not have any more accidents during the day (not counting nap time or overnight).
By August, Mark can count from 1 to 10.
Mark used the potty all by himself on Tuesday November 13th.
On Mark's third birthday, we took him to his first movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks" at a the Harkins Fiesta 5 in Mesa.
Mark's Milestones in 2008
On Sunday April 20th, Mark and Daddy went hiking for the first time at South Mountain in Phoenix.
Our family went on vacation in Southern California where we went to Legoland on Thursday July 17th and the ocean on the beach on Friday July 18th. This was Mark's first time to see the ocean.