We spent the weekend at the Harfst reunion down in Bloomington and this meant a chance to get on the boat!! We’ve been wanting to get Hayden in the lake all summer it just hadn’t worked out so finally we got him in. He loves the water, but unfortunately he has to wear a life vest which has this neck support since he is so little, so his mobility is really reduced. None the less we managed to squeeze a couple of laughs out him and he did a great job of putting up with his life jacket. Also we told him we were in a no fish zone (well that at least made his scardy cat mum feel better :-)).
Hayden has shoes!! He’s not quite walking on his own yet but he walks with our help and we decided that it’s time to boot him up. He looks so grown up when he’s stomping around in his new shoes. He’s been really good with them – some kids seems to get stroppy about shoes but he doesn’t seem to care less (so far anyway!!)
Books July 30, 2008
Hayden is funny. We buy him all the toys in the world. He probably has too many toys, but he hardly ever plays with them. He just likes his books. He searches around for anything that looks like a book and sits down and starts turning the pages. He doesn’t even seem to care if it has pictures – although pop ups are his favourite – just like mine 🙂 Clearly he’s a genius 🙂
Hayden says Dada ALL the time. He probably says it in his sleep. Now that crawling is old news – talking is back!! Every now and then I get a magic moment when I get home from work or something and he does this little dance when he waves his hands and legs around and shouts “DaDaDaDa”. Very cool.
The other day he called me DaDaddio. That is pretty cool as well.
Not sure MaMa is overly impressed….
Cruising – for real this time July 23, 2008
Hayden started cruising yesterday! He loves remote controls and cordless phones, so he took some proper sideways steps while holding onto the couch yesterday to reach one! He has been lifting his legs up while standing and holding onto something for a while now, but this was the first time that he really moved anywhere. He’s on his way!
He also fell in love yesterday. We went to a ‘picnic at the park’ free family concert outing in the next town over and met Grandpaman and Grandma G and their friends there. When Hayden saw one of their friends, Becky, he stared and stared and went very shy and smiley around her. It was so cute! Eventually he did let her hold him, but for a few minutes it looked like he might be too shy to go to her.