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Sunday, August 28, 2011

More firsts!

I just wrote the following in another of my journals:


Unmatched is the pride of a mother whose almost-toddler is learning so easily and quickly.

And I proudly have two new firsts to report here--they both happened just now. Torin said "Dad" when prompted by Joey, twice in a row! Also, Torin began shaking his head after watching me do it. It has "clicked" with him, and now he must constantly do it.

I'm not so sure I'll always be so happy about the second of these two firsts. But for now, I'm basking in the glow that only a proud parent can see and feel.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Clap on!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a clapper! Torin began clapping this weekend. Hopefully there will be a video soon.


It seems like it has been quite awhile since we last saw a new milestone being reached or a new skill being learned. I have a feeling, though, that these next few weeks and months will be filled with lots of firsts. Torin has begun to cruise a little bit, a few steps at a time, and he can stand up unsupported for 5-10 seconds before falling on his squishy little bottom.

We took a quick trip to Victoria this weekend to attend some friends' wedding vow renewals. Our little 10-month-old is quite the traveler! He does very well in the car seat, for the most part, crying mainly when he's hungry. He enjoys meeting new people and seeing familiar ones (such as Grandpa Brian). At our friends' party, he had fun chasing after the bigger kids and watching them run around. He'll be among those bigger kids soon enough!

I can't believe our little baby will be a toddler in less than two months. Where has this year gone? Time flies when you're watching a baby grow and learn every day.

Pookie on the dance floor, watching all the action and trying to figure out how to be a part of it.

Pookie likes Daddy's truck--but the keys are much more fun to nom on!

I wonder where Pookie got that curly hair?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Just like Daddy.