This week we had three big changes. One was that Oliver started staring at the pages of books we are reading, and another is that he's beginning to hold things and manipulate them if you place them in his hands. Also he flipped over from his tummy to his back about four times in one day (see the photo at the bottom of him grinning in triumph) but then got tired of it and has never done it again.
On the Halloween front, we had two costumes. A respectable and very cute pumpkin costume (thanks Mary and Eliz) and a dorky hot dog costume (thanks Matthew/dad). Surprisingly, Oliver loved the hot dog costume and was very content to be in it. A very scary costume if you think about it, because hot dogs are a very scary food.
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