Thursday, April 24, 2008

Boy genius

Sorry I haven't posted in a while; my little tyke is keeping me pretty busy nowadays. Taylor is zooming around the house getting into everything now, and has also mastered the art of pulling himself to a stand while holding on to the sofa, safety gate, bathtub, or whatever else he can get his little paws on. It's hard to keep track of him, and it seems like no matter how careful I am he gets into something that he shouldn't. As much as I complain about it though, this is really a fun age. It's amazing to see Taylor exploring the world and trying to figure out how it works.

He also has started rough-housing with Sean more, and they both love it. They have little games they play together - most of which I can't watch because I'm so worried that Taylor will get hurt. Daddy's are definitely a lot more rough when it comes to play, but Tay laughs and squeals with delight, so he obviously enjoys it as much as Sean does. Here are a couple favorites of theirs:

Taylor is certainly starting to develop his own little personality, and I wonder sometimes what is going through that little brain of his. For example, he loves getting into our cds, and a few days ago he pulled out a cd case we have of a Mozart compilation. The case holds the disc, but is also a small book about the life of Mozart. Taylor was FASCINATED. He sat on the living room floor for almost half an hour looking at the pictures of Mozart, turning the pages with his pudgy little fingers, and talking to himself. It still cracks me up thinking about it; but hey who knows, maybe I have a child prodigy on my hands!

Being a mom is such an exhausting adventure and my son never ceases to amaze me with what he knows and the new things he learns every day. I just finished putting together his first birthday party invitations and can't believe that he's almost a year old. Not to sound cliche, but it seems like only yesterday we brought him home from the hospital. Now he's practically a toddler and I'm wondering where on earth the time went. I'm sure I'll have to get used to it though; every mom I know says, "Enjoy this phase, because before you know it you'll have a bratty teenager on your hands." It's hard sometimes to take the bad with the good, but I try to remember every day to really take it all in and enjoy watching my baby grow.


Annalee said...

SO did you ever get my invite yet? He's getting so big, I am glad you are enjoying being a mom. I love the quail. they are soo cute!

jodeeharris said...

hey, anne! glad u guys are doing well! i am now a redhead. just thought you should know.