Silas, when I look at him and watch him I want to make more babies! He is so completely awesome! To watch him and WIllow interact is hilarious. His eyes are on her all the time, carefully watching her every move. Sometimes I see him rubbernecking just to be sure he doesn't miss a thing. And her reaction? Always "Silas, No!" and his reaction? Always smiles, more curiousity, sometimes a sad face. But always, his eyes are on her. He is mastering so many of his toys: the pounding ball boat is one of his favorites. He smashes and bangs to his hearts content. Today he was obsessively watching Willow play 'fruit tea'. She was putting different plastic fruits in tea cups. He was mesmerized...he began to get to work at putting the little lids on the pots and pans. He looks at books, turning the pages an flipping them all around....oh, and the pointing....That little finger is just pointing at everything in the world around him while he says 'dat' or a big juicy 'thsst'.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Silas can clap his hands and wave bye- bye. All this happened in the past week. Grandma was witness to his first un-prompted bye-bye wave...or hand bob as it could be affectionately termed. he is sanding unaided and walking 2, 3, 4 steps at a time....it will be mere moments until he is up and running!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I do keep a terrible scrawly record. Busy Daze. We made Father's Day special with a pancake breakfast and a new ice cream maker for our favorite Dad. Adam course worked through out the day. I popped in and out exchanging sleepy babes for awake ones while he held the fort. (It's enjoyable to spend time with each of them alone) Grandma took us all out for a lovely supper at the Thai Orchid Room. Willow was feeling tired and hurt after her injury at Redcliff days...Silas was all dapper and social as per his usual little self. It was a sweet, but busy Sunday.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This weekend Silas really made some headway on his quest to walk. It's true he has been standing and taking a few little steps for the past week. But now it seems that walking is what he wants. We were hanging around outside in the back yard so it was the perfect environment for him to practice. He perfected the stand to squat and the squat to stand unassisted. I can see how strong his little legs are already....and the look of determination in his eyes shines like fire. It is very funny and so cute to watch him do this, making grunts and squatting, sumo wrestler style. The perfect position for exploring the sprinkler. He was fine while doing this position, checking out the gurgling water with his hands. The problems came when curiousity got the better of him and he tried to crawl through the sprinkler. He got about halfway in, with water squirting into his face and everywhere. Too deep in to turn back and too far to go to make it through he did something he rarely does...he called out in a panicky, squealy cry of terror...."HELP HELP, I am getting soaked!" Of course I was right there and scooped up my little soaker immediately. I know that my little guy is on the verge of walking...and when that happens running will follow closely. I can't believe that he is such a mover and shaker. I just want to keep him close and savor every moment of this far too quickly passing baby age.