It's a new skill or sound almost every day. It's exhillerating to watch how hands and mind meet more often. It's amazing to watch the need to move at all waking hours. It's hillarious to hear what comes out of his mouth. He is more boy than baby already. It's best to hang upside down in Daddy's arms and socks are for taking off, naturally. Riding in the car means bellowing along with the engine - no car radio can cover it up.
He still smiles at everyone at even the slightest encouragement - Running errands has become a cake walk as everyone rushes to be nice to us - how could anyone be grim or glum around my little Mr. Gummy Smiles? I'm thinking about becoming a professional henchmen of unpleasant errands for others, because no one can resist this baby!
New favorites? Riding on Mommie's hip in the sling, blowing bubbles, tickling his own toes, singing silly songs and dancing to them. Being out front in the jogging stoller looking searchingly at the horizon. Rolling this way and that - really, and making his way to whatever he wants to lick next that way. Playing Googoos-dada (German Peekaboo) and bouncing up and down with vigor on Daddy's lap.
I'm in awe of our little boy.