At 8 months old Malakai is a handful. He is very curious and moving all over the place. He's getting fairly fast with his army crawl and will be on the other side of the room before you even know it. He is sitting up independently and will even get up on his knees to sit. He's trying to crawl on his hands and knees but that hasn't work so well yet.
The first two pictures are the best shots I was able to get of Malakai. He will not stay still and would immediately roll over to leave each time I laid him down.
I tried to give him a toy bracelet as a distraction so keep him somewhat still but that didn't help. Plus, our cat Keldorn kept walking through the picture distracting Malakai. You can see part of the cat in the lower right hand of the picture. It's the black blob down there.
Not only is Malakai moving a lot, he's also been teething like crazy. Over the past 4-5 weeks he has gotten 5 teeth in. He has two on the bottom and three on top. It looks like a fourth one on top might break through soon.
He loves to chew on his shoes and toes. This makes diaper changes pretty hard since you pull one leg down only to have pull the other leg up.
One of his favorite places to crawl is under his exersaucer. Just this week he has started to get really good at climbing over obstacles. He can now climb over my legs if I'm sitting down and he climbs in and out of the bottom of his exersaucer.
The dishwasher is a new fascination. He was so proud of himself the day he made it over to the dishwasher. I literally had to pry his fingers off of the dishwasher basket so that I could close the dishwasher and he wasn't happy with me when I did that.
Here is an example of him getting up on his knees. He was trying to get Sanaa's skirt and would not let go of her clothes.
The girls dollhouse is also one of Malakai's main destinations. I'm not sure why, but he really likes to play around with the dollhouse. Most of the time he just grabs the different pieces of furniture, bangs them around, and then tosses them to the side.
Malakai still isn't sleeping very well and continues to wake up at least 2 times a night. I think it's due to all the teeth he's getting in. He does enjoy his solids and eats really well. At least most days he eats well. He pretty much wears 9 month clothing at this point. He can still fit into some 6 month clothing but the pants that are size 6 months are getting to short. I guess next month after his 9 month check up we'll get to find out how much he's grown.