Friday, May 22, 2009

Walking practice

video

Wesley will walk a little bit on his own right now, but only 3-4 steps at a time. And, we usually have to motivate him (hence the ball in this video).

Walking outside with Mom

video

We've taken several videos of Wesley walking around outside now. He loves it and sometimes throws a little fit when we try to take him back inside.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reading a book


Wesley got a book from our friends called "Little Feet Like". It's full of different textures and he loves to flip through the pages touching everything with his hands and his feet (just like the kids in the book)


Little feet like crispy crunchy leaves


Little feet like soft shaggy rugs.

ps Ignore the shirt. It was the weekend and we were doing his laundry. It was this or nothing. (Yes, I know some of you would agree that nothing might have been a better choice)

Redecorating


While Wesley has been learning to walk, he has discovered the fun in moving furniture around the room. He likes to use the chairs as walkers and push them around until they hit a wall.





He has also learned that once they hit a wall, he has to get behind them and push them in a different direction.




Playing ball with Morgan


Wesley getting ready to throw the ball to Morgan.


Post throw. Watching Morgan get the ball.


Action shot.


Giggling because Morgan is play bowing and barking to get him to throw it again.

Updates

I know! I know! I've been a HUGE slacker with the blog. We had a ton of stuff going on at work and I just haven't made time to post pictures or videos (the videos have to be posted at work because they're too big to do over our connection at home).

I have new pictures and videos on the two cameras and promise to download them to my computer and post them asap.

Wesley is still very close to walking around on his own. He needs a little bit of balance help and prefers to hold on by one hand. His favorite thing right now is to walk up and down the sidewalk in front of our house. He gets a big kick out of going up and down the stairs on our front porch too. It's really cute to see him lift his foot WAY in the air to get up the steps. He's taken some steps on his own, but never more than 3 or 4 and he definitely prefers crawling (when on his own) or walking with help. I think we'll see it soon, but I've thought that for a while now, so I'm not sure.

He's also been doing a lot of babbling lately. Jabbering away in his own little language. He said Dada very well for a while and would call for Charles or yell Dada when he saw him. He started doing the same thing for Mama recently, but now calls both of us Mama. We're working on straightening that out. His first word (besides those two) is Ball. He LOVES balls. Ball this and Ball that come out of his mouth all the time. He can also see ANY ball in a five mile radius. We'll be on a walk with the dog and he'll yell Ball! and look in a general direction. It will take me several minutes to spot the tennis ball that is lying in our neighbor's yard across the street. He also loves to throw the ball for the dog. It doesn't go very far yet, but his arm movements are huge like he's going to launch it and Morgan and Wesley both love it.

Hopefully I'll keep my promise and get some pictures up tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for being patient!