Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just some Pictures

This is Brown's favorite pose -pointing to something to tell us where he wants to go. And it's always where he isn't at the time. And when he gets there, he wants to go back to where he was. He's a mover.

The Chaffin family cousins and great grandparents at Easter. Awesome. And they are all holding the baskets that their Uncle Jim made them. Wow! How cool is that!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


So his expressions are becoming more varied and more intense. And not always in a good way. If you cross him in any way, he is likely to sit back on one leg, cock his head to the side and give you a stare down. Getting him out of his crib in the mornings and opening the windows seems like a new experience every time. He screams (yes screams) like he has seen the most amazing sight in the world. He gasps at the light switch. He pierces the air with his sharp cry I think just because he can. His vocalizations at the table are protean. He loves to say book and has learned to make this snapping sound with his tongue when he points to a clock since that is the noise we make when we point out the clocks in books. Books, trucks, milk. He likes the k sounds. He smiles playfully and is always glancing back to be sure you are watching him. The personality that we began to see peaking out of the shell months ago is beginning to emerge much more quickly. Not sure if it is a butterfly coming out of the cocoon or a grimy grub. Some of both I suppose.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Little Cajun Boy

He's adapting to this crazy Louisiana country like a champ. He has been loving all of the new foods and faces. It has been incredibly fun for me to introduce him to so many of our old friends down here. Brown has been such a good guy, dishing out the smiles and the high fives and trying to show off his new steps every now and then. He's definitely still a crawler, but he sure does like trying this walking thing more and more!

It's been really special to get to have Brown in the home where I grew up and have so many memories. I've actually gotten quite sentimental and sappy about it at different times, but we don't need to go into all of that here. It's just been a really sweet week for me and the Brownster. But we can't wait to see dada tomorrow!
Standing in the back yard... THINKING about walking
Geaux Tigers!

Begging for more crawfish from Butter

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tech and Walking

Well, I guess we can count today as the day when he took his first steps. For some time, he has been taking a step or two as he falls forward, but not really making an attempt at walking. He loves to stand up and sort of cracks himself up when he realizes no one is holding him up. He just sort of smiles really big. Then crumples forward. But today, Chris was holding him up and urging him to walk, and though there were certainly more failed attempts, he for the first time, took two steps and then stopped. He actually had some control. Wow, the Brown is taking steps.

Now you may be asking how I saw this, as from the previous picture, it is evident that he is still down in Baton Rouge with Chris and the Barkers living it up like a Coon A. I happened to be lucky enough talking to Chris over the webcam so I saw it all (at least she tells me this was the first time - he may have been doing it for days for all I know...). She then texted me later in the day to inform me that he took 7 consecutive steps. Hooray for technology. Hooray for walking. Let the chasing of the runaway boy begin. Now if I can figure out how to attach a GPS to him for the next 20 years...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Crawfish Time!

Brown and I are down in Louisiana having a big time!