Eight Weeks Old
Arlo is eight weeks old and coming up on his 2-month birthday on Friday!
Within the last week, he has discovered his feet (which he finds especially interesting when they're inside his new stripey socks!). He is also paying more attention to toys and is starting to follow them with his eyes. It's so cool to see him grow and learn new things!
I forgot to mention in my last post that when my mom came to visit, she brought a sweet kitty doll that she'd made for Arlo. What makes it even cooler is that she sewed me a kitty using the same pattern when I was a baby.
This week, Arlo had his first visit from relatives on Patrick's side of the family--his Grandpa Rick, Sunie, and Great Aunt Lorraine. Arlo got lots of cuddles, and we got some relief from crying baby duty :) It's wonderful how excited everyone is to meet Arlo!
Susan was nice enough to share some of her marionberry haul with us last week, so I made jam with it! I used the recipe from the Ball Blue Book, and it turned out well. Many of the jams I've made haven't been very firm (I think I'm too wimpy and don't let them boil hard enough), but this one firmed up nicely--no added pectin needed. We enjoyed the extra jam that didn't make it into jars on some leftover shortcakes. Very nice!