Friday, January 30, 2009

Henry's team

Henry loves super-heroes and bad guys and saving people and all that.  Lately he has been into setting up teams.  Sometimes there is just one team, sometimes there are good guy and bad guy teams.  Often he uses his legos and lincoln logs to make battleships and houses for his teams too.  They can get pretty elaborate.  Today he set up his team at the top of the stairs.  After stepping over it enough times I realized that I don't have any pictures of his teams.  So for posterity's sake, here is Henry's latest team.  It's a small team, but I wouldn't want to go up against it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am not even getting into how long its been since my last post.  I just wanted to give a little update on Miles.  He is days away from being 18 months and still not walking.  He has been cruising since early December, standing since Christmas, and "walking" (taking steps for attention, not for transportation) for 2 weeks.  I am not worried, but he is heavy and it gets messy having him crawl everywhere (think parks, doctor's offices, my floors after he gets into the candy canes, etc.)  But that wasn't why I wanted to post today.  I wanted to post his favorite word.  He can say mama, hi, night night, bye bye, what's that, wow, uh oh, grandpa/ma (ba-ba), and a few others that escape me at the moment. But his favorite, his response to everything is no.  I made a little video to show you.  Please ignore my sing song baby voice, I know its embarrassing.

video

Can you see how it makes it kind of hard to figure out what he wants?  I decided to make this video after he started crying randomly in the middle of a bite of oatmeal and after he calmed down he wouldn't eat anymore; he said no to everything I asked him and got mad when I tried to take him out of the chair.  So for once I found my sense of humor and decided to capture it instead of bemoaning it.  he could have kept going, probably indefinitely, but I ran out of things to ask him.