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Yeah, so it’s been a week since I posted Wordless Wednesday photos. Deal. 😛

Life’s been busy and hectic. I’ve been too busy actually doing work at work to blog. In fact, that’s one of the biggest changes I haven’t blogged about. I’m working away from home again. My boss wanted me closer and more accessible. He also wanted 100% of my attention. So, for June and July, Red was alternating between being watched at a neighbor’s house with their son and being watched at our house by himself. The sitter for both can be seen in last week’s photos. Today is Red’s second day at group day care.

I miss seeing him all day, but I don’t miss the tantrums and other unpleasant distractions. I think I’d still put up with them, though, if given the choice.

“So, what’s new with Red?”, you might ask. Take a look: Read the rest of this entry »

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May I watch a signing DVD, Daddy?

May I watch a signing DVD, Daddy?

What you saw in yesterday’s picture was just the beginning. Here’s how things have progressed:

  1. On Monday, Red used my side-lying body to walk himself to a stand.
  2. On Tuesday, he used his activity center. (I wrote the Wordless Wednesday post Tuesday night.)
  3. On Wednesday, he used the entertainment center to stand in front of the TV.
  4. What might he do today?

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In case you don’t recall, a musical group called Trio became a one hit wonder with the song “Da Da Da”. Well, as of Sunday, Red has them beat. Not only can he say “dah”, he can also say “dih” and “duh”. 🙂 Before long he’ll be singing the Police’s “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”. 😉

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CC image courtesy of Flickr user jds-emma

CC image courtesy of Flickr user jds-emma

Red is nearing full mobility. Crawling is a skill he will soon fully possess and master. His days of contentment in his playpen are numbered. He’ll soon want to explore more freely.

That’s a problem. Our rented house has no carpeting, and the living room has old, bumpy, sorta splintery, poorly maintained hardwood flooring. DW and I are planning to rectify this by purchasing a large area rug or carpet fragment. My question to you, kind readers (both of you), is this: Should we use modular gates to pen Red into a limited region, probably half of the living room, or completely baby-proof the living room and give him full reign of it?

lips1Red has developed an interesting habit. He spends a lot of his time flapping/smacking his lips. By that I mean that he seems to be immitating adults talking, but no sound comes from his throat. It’s kinda amusing to watch. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that a child of mine is is odd. 😉 

Anybody else experience this with their kids?


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