He feels pretty darn miserable. I wish I could say it was just teething (he's cutting two top teeth that are taking FOREVER to break all the way through), but I think it's an infection of some sort.
2. I made a "discovery box" for him this weekend using a cardboard box and leftover ribbons (thanks, Sister!). I need to make the holes a little bigger for some of the thicker ribbons, but I think, overall, it's a neat idea. It shows cause an effect, and it also helps him practice manipulating small things.