Wow, so much happening with our little guy! He is busy,busy,busy - constantly exploring and curious.
He's learning the parts of the face - he says "eye" and "ear" and points to the right part ("ear" still sounds like "eye" but I know what he means :). Mouth and nose are still a bit tricky. We have a Baby Einstein dvd that I'll watch with him sometimes about the parts of the body, and he's quickly catching on. He likes me to do the "Head and shoulders, knees and toes" song on him.
Speaking of songs, "The Wheels on the Bus" is our all-time fav around here lately! We have a book with all the verses, which he loves to go get and sit on my lap so I'll sing it to him. His favorite verses are the first verse (The wheels on the bus go round and round) and the third one (the people on the bus go bumpity-bump) - yes, you can guess why he likes that one :-) Of course I bump him up and down! The neat thing is that whenever he sees a bus (like on one of his puzzles or in another book) and I say "Bus?!" he starts "singing" the song - he'll move his hand round and round and sing the "round and round" part - and kind-of on pitch, no less! I'm quite impressed!
I bought a football for him this week at Old Navy (on clearance from 4th of July) and he loves it! The fact is, he is just a ball-fanatic. We go to the park several times a week, and anytime another child has a ball there, he goes right for it. He tried to follow one family home because they were taking the ball with them LOL! All sizes, all shapes...and he's learning to differentiate between the soccer ball, tennis ball, football, basketball, etc. Poor Poco gets so confused about which balls he's supposed to play with.
The last two pictures are of Graeme posing for the camera. He's so fascinated with cameras- the phone camera and the regular one. He loves for me to take his picture, and just recently started doing little poses, like sticking his finger in his mouth, just to see what it looks like on the camera - then he laughs at himself. It's quite funny.
Words he's saying: eye, ear, "there it is" (mostly the inflection, but he's definitely saying it!), ball, where is it?, and maybe water - I can't tell exactly. He talks a lot, but those are the most recognizable things right now. He was saying mama and dada, but I haven't heard those all week!
Many people have said to me “What a pity you had such a big family to raise. Think of the novels and the short stories and the poems you never had time to write because of that.” And I looked at my children and I said, “These are my poems. These are my short stories.” –Olga Masters
Hi, I'm Amanda. Blessed to be wife to Mark. Amazed to be Momma to 2 blue-eyed boys. Living abundantly because I'm a child of God.