Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lights and Climbing

Last month I mentioned that Hunter knows what a "light" is and would sometimes point at it... Well, now he LOVES lights! When we ask him where the light is now, he starts looking up and around and when he finds it, he points right at it! He has gotten so good at flipping the light switch on and off and can do it repeatedly without ANY help! His favorite light in the house is the one right over the front door because there are three different switches that turn it off and on... and that just amazes him! He loves it! If I am carrying him up the stairs and we don't stop to turn on/off the light, he just stares at it and kicks his legs in excitement, like he's saying, "Mom! We gotta turn that on!"

And he climbs up the stairs now! He thinks it's so much fun! He started climbing on things on August 13th... I was on the computer and he was playing on the ground around me. He LOVES the router (because of the blinking lights on it), so to keep him away from it, we put this file box in front of it. That deterred him for a while but then he figured out that he could climb! One minute he's on the floor and the next he's sitting on top of the file box! My mouth just fell open! Thankfully, I had my camera handy while he was in the act! :) He's so freakin cute!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Books and Words

I haven't posted anything for almost a month because things have been so busy! So, here's an update on some things that have been happening...

He absolutely LOVES reading books! For the past few months, it has been our bedtime ritual to read a few books before he goes to sleep. He's been able to turn the pages for a while and he now has favorite stories which he could read over and over! Some of his favorites are "Buzz Buzz Busy Bees," "Where is PB Bear Going," and anything that has touchy feely stuff on it. It's so awesome to look at his little face while I read the words and he just smiles and laughs... And he even likes reading so much that he'll look at books without me! Like yesterday, after we got back from Josh's parent's house, Josh set him down and he crawled straight to his room and started looking at a book! It was the cutest thing, so I had to document it!

Just to prove how much he loves books, he decided that it would be his first word! A couple of weeks ago, Josh was changing his diaper. To keep his little hands busy and out of the diaper, we usually give him a book to hold. When Josh asked him, "Is that your book?" Hunter then said, "oook." I was in the next room and didn't know what was going on until Josh said, in a normal tone (so he wouldn't distract Hunter), "If mommy would quietly come here, she could hear you say 'book...' " So, I walked up to where I could hear but Hunter couldn't see me and I heard him say quietly, "oook." I was so excited that I ran in and gave him a kiss and praised him. I tried to get him to say it again but I guess I messed up his "chi" and he wouldn't say it anymore. Josh said that he was saying it a ton before I went in there. Whoops... should've kept my excitement in check for a little while longer...

But, he has said "book" a few times since then and it is so awesome! He has also added "da da" to his vocabulary and I also think that he says, "no no no." I'm not 100% positive if it's "no no no" because it comes out "noy noy noy" but he only does it when he's upset or mad, so I'm thinking that's what he's saying... I didn't think I said "no" to him that much but I guess I have said it enough for him to pick it up... :P

There are lots more things that he's doing but I will try to post those throughout the week, so I don't bombard this blog with a bunch of posts in one day... I guess that's why I should keep up on this stuff!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

America's Got Talent?

Hunter has so many abilities that just amaze me. From his gymnastics to all of the little sounds he makes - he is so stinkin' smart and talented. Maybe I should take him on that show "America's Got Talent" because he's definitely got talent! So here is, but another, cute video of my little guy showing off his smarts! :D (Watch it with sound...)

First Sacrament

I forgot to post this a few weeks ago... On July 19th, Josh decided that it was time for Hunter to have the sacrament. He LOVES water and has eaten plenty of toast / bread, so we figured it was time. The sacrament was passed to us and Josh broke off a piece of his bread to give to Hunter. He ate it and everything was going good... until the water came. Josh decided to get Hunter his own little cup and when he tried to have him drink from it, Hunter wanted to do it himself. So he grabbed the cup - still full of water - and spilled the water everywhere! It went all over Josh's pants and shirt (but none on me, ha ha). It was all I could do not to bust up laughing in the middle of sacrament!