Saturday, May 31, 2008

Jonah's New Skill: Climbing

A week or so ago I took Jonah to a particular local park and he went up this ladder for the slide before I realized what he was doing. He had never done that before and after I saw what he was doing I, of course, was hovering to spot him in case he slipped as there was still dew on the play equipment that morning. He went up a couple of times that day without a problem but started to get tired by the third time. Well, last evening, we went to the same park and he came to the same slide via the ramp walkway and we waited to see if he would climb the ladder and as you can see in the clip below he acted as if he was an old pro at climbing that ladder. He climbed it a few more times after that. We were amazed at how quickly he learns new physical feats. These day's he's more into climbing than going down the slide.

Friday, May 30, 2008

So this morning I get up and look around my living room and it looks like a toy tornado came through. This is pretty much a commons state of affairs at our home. I try to stay on top of it by periodically taking armloads back to Jonah's room. But today every time I would take an armload back to Jonah's room, he'd take something else from his room and carry it into the living room. This along with the amount of toys and the difficulty of getting my pregnant belly up and down off the floor simply made the task feel impossible today. Out of frustrated I just gave up and laid down on the couch a while. Sitting on the couch doing some reading, Jonah proceeds to make trip after trip into his room and brings a different toy to me each time. He doesn't play with any of them mind you, just brings them over and puts them on or around me until there are toys on the couch around me, as well as on my lap and belly and at my feet. Finally, before lunch I went and got a big laundry basket and filled it up and took about half of the toys back into his room. Taking armfuls of toys back and forth just wears me out at 8 months pregnant. I probably should just put a big bin in the living room anyway and periodically put them away. He seems to have more interest in the toys when they are just jumbled up like that anyway. I can only imagine what the house will look like in a few months when we get the baby swing, bouncy seat and activity saucer back out for the new baby. ;-)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Best Buddies


The Burn's watched Jonah while we went to a movie on Saturday. Sheila took a few pictures and this is my favorite. Jonah and Oliva look like best buddies in this photo.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Pool Time

We went over to a friends apartment (thanks Amy) and spent some time in the pool. Here's a picture of me and Jonah drying off in the sun.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tunisian Attire

Olivia (Boppee) came over on Friday along with her mom and dad. Jonah and Olivia tried on their outfits from our recent trip. It made for quite a scene. Jonah looks like a drunk Shriner in a couple of these pictures.

Monday, May 05, 2008

His First Swim in a Pool

This was Jonah's first pool experience. Thanks to Kelly's perseverance Jonah gained a lot of confidence in the water.