Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Very Own Rugrat

The boy is just minutes away for crawling so it seems. But, what tides him over in the meantime is that he can do a pretty successful army crawl. This involves a pulling with the arms, slithering with the tummy, and a push with the legs to get from one place to another within a reasonable distance. He is especially gifted on the hardwood floors because they are the best for sliding.

So, that takes us to the latest incident. I had put Nathan in the office floor with some toys to occupy him while I was putting dinner in the oven (about 7 minutes). I could hear him getting progressively closer to the kitchen, but he usually gets stopped at the air vent (ours are in the floor up here) and he likes to beat on it and enjoys when the air kicks in and blows in his face. So I assumed that is where he had stopped. But, when I came around the corner to check on him this is what I saw...

Yep the guy had scooted all the way into the hall AND grabbed up the rug off the floor AND managed to get underneath it somehow. I just started laughing! How does this guy do these things? I think he was trying to get to me in the kitchen because I was talking to him while I was working, but that rug just seemed so interesting he had to check it out. Oh boy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweaters are Better

I was just remembering today as I was out shopping how much I love sweaters. Just love them. There is just the hint of coolness in the air around here and I am dreaming of wearing sweaters soon. Cardigans, pullovers, v-necks, scoop necks, with buttons or without they are just all so lovely and I am always so happy to pull one out of the closet. My only lament is that I don't own MORE! Literally, every cold day or even semi-cool day should have a nice sweater. Mr. Rogers and I could have a neighborhood sweater club if his show was still on. Okay enough sweater love...

Phillip is off to a good start with his semester's classes and really enjoying them. He is taking classes on the Holy Spirit, the book of Ephesians, and his systematic theology colloquium. It is shaping up to be a great second year.

And lastly, Nathan has recently added da-da-da-da to his vocabulary. He has always been a talker, but these days he really sounds like he's carrying on a conversation with you. He has also had his gigglebox turned on recently and seems to laugh anytime and every time you laugh, look at him funny, or his personal favorite is when Phillip yells "Touchdown!" The boy goes bonkers when his Dad yells "Touchdown!" The laughter is uncontrollable and he starts flailing his arms and legs in excitement. We are working on him throwing his arms up to signal touchdown when we say it, but it might be a while before this skill is perfected. Nathan is quite the charmer and his sweet spirit is absolutely contagious to anyone he's around.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Knees If You Please

This just in...

Nathan in the past 3 days has started attempting and then attempting successfully to push up on his knees. That is like one minor eensy weensy move away from crawling...yowsers. And about 5 minutes ago, we heard a bump bump in the crib and when we checked the video monitor it was our son up on his knees and rocking rocking rocking back and forth then bumping the side of the crib. Oh. my. goodness. I don't know if I'm fully ready for a mobile Nathan! I understand it could still be a while before he actually gets everything going together for a full out crawl, but I know my days are numbered with a non-mover. Perhaps I should go shopping for some new running shoes to keep up with the little man? Get ready.