Silas is 'talking' much more these days. His new word is "Wow!" And he is saying many more syllables and sounds - always with his incredible eye contact to communicate. And always the laughter. Now he is starting some of those 'special' toddler habits such as whopping me in the face with a hard plastic toy and laughing hysterically. Charming. One thing about Silas, he can climb and boy, can he take a tumble. It does scare me a little bit to think of what will happen when his world of exploration expands beyond the couch and the semi soft landings of the living room floor. I guess it is the ideal space for him to figure out how to really get around. He is literally unstoppable. When he is on one of these missions, don't even try to tell him 'no'. He is already perfecting those throw-your-head-back-and-scream reations to being steered in any direction contrary to his vision. I can only imagine the tantrums that this firey Leo is bound to come up with in the future. I thank my luck stars that for the most part, he is an easy going and happy little guy. For his less serious offences, when being told in my sing song voice, "No-no-noh!" he will react with a silly, open mouthed grin. He does, however, get pretty sad when he doesn't have me at his disposal 24-7 and I do feel for Adam on the evenings when I work at the library. I hear the stories after of his wailing and tears and sobbing as Daddy patiently coaxes him into sleep.....but at least he does get there.