I also joke that this is the deployment of holes in the wall. I've already put 2 holes in the walls and he hasn't been gone 5 months yet. They are hidden right now, but Pat will have some patch work to do when he returns. I haven't had the best luck hanging things lately. Today it was a shelf that caused me frustration and a decent void in the drywall. Luckily my Dad has been able to lend some help when I call him for advice.
My parents are currently on vacation in Florida. They sent a Fed Ex box with some gifts for Ryan. The empty Fed Ex box is definitely a great all purpose toy. It works as drum, and he also uses it as a walker and pushes it around the living room. It is so cute to watch something so ordinary create so much fun for him.
I was right--his fifth tooth is cutting and his sixth doesn't look far behind. Maybe after that he'll catch a break. Poor little guy.