Monday, March 16, 2009

Electricity REALLY is amazing when you think about it.

These youngins don't take modern technology for granted yet. It's pretty refreshing and fun to be reminded of how amazing some things really are.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Football, schmootball - This boy can dance!

Because Brown is such a big boy, many people make the comment he will surely be a football player when he grows up. Well, I think it's too early to put him in that box and make such a strong stereotype.

As you can see in this video, he also can make very graceful and delicate moves. He has been showing an interest in gymnastics lately, and I told him that if he was serious about it, he needed to come up with a floor exercise routine. He picked the music and worked on this for several minutes. Notice the pointed toes, the graceful moves, amazing balance, the dramatic flair as he points to the lights above, and even brings his blanket in as a prop for special effects. I'm telling you... the boy has talent. He has even come up with his very own move that he named "Swan Dive" to finish off his routine. I hope you will be as impressed as I was.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Warm Days = Happy People

Wow... what an incredible weekend of perfect weather this was! We went up to my parent's house to enjoy some sunshine by the lake. Quite a drastic change from the cold weather pictures from just a couple of days ago. We thoroughly enjoyed letting brown splash and play in the water until his non-swim diaper was almost exploding from all of the extra water that he was practically swimming in. I had fun playing with my camera and taking a series of quick shots. I put them together in a quick action video below for my own entertainment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Playing outside

He loves to swing big.

Such a gentle touch with the petals on the dainty flower... right before he ripped it out of the ground and put it in his mouth.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Some Firsts... and Remembering Some Lasts

He finally decided to take a few steps this weekend. At least that is our interpretation of the two steps he took as he fell forward and laughed. In the last few weeks, he has figured out how to stand on his own. He can stand, look around, even twist a bit. But when it comes to taking that first step, he has been fairly hesitant. But this weekend on a couple of occasions, he actually moved his feet somewhat as he was lunging for our outstretched arms. It is exciting and terrifying.

Watching him crawl across the floor has been so cute. He is quite the machine as he motors all over the place. Speeding up when he senses that we have left a door open to some place he is not allowed. Stopping and sitting back on his haunches to sort of gauge the situation and then off he goes on some important errand. As we watched his tail end disappear around the corner, I remarked to Chris that the days of our watching him crawl were numbered – we were about to have a toddler in our house. It made me begin to think of all the things that he has done for the last time. I remember a week or so after he began sleeping through the night actually lamenting the fact that I would never get to feed him a bottle in the middle of the night. As painful as getting up to feed him was, after we settled in, it made for some very sweet moments. We have mixed his bottle for the last time. We have quickly moved through tens of sets of baby clothes as his 30# frame now is in 2T clothes. The baby in our house is about to vanish and be replace by a walking, jabbering boy.