Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Tricks & New Toys

[In Hampton's words. Typed by mommy :)]

I have been learning and doing lots of fun new things recently:

Mommy let me try some apple juice and apple-prune juice, and they are both so yummy! My little tummy has been hurting me a lot, but the juice helps. Here I am "holding" my own bottle of juice.

I am getting really good at rolling from my stomach to my back. Mommy and Daddy were very excited to see me do this trick. I can't figure out why. I don't like to put on a show, so I usually do it when I wake up in my crib. I hate being on my back, so I scream for someone to come get me as soon as I've rolled over! Mommy keeps saying she needs to get it on camera. I guess I'll have to do it for her soon during my tummy time.

Daddy put together a fun new toy for me-my jumparoo, and even though I really don't know what I'm supposed to do in it, I'm content to sit and bounce for a little while. My legs aren't long enough to reach the ground yet, so I have a shoebox that I use to bounce on. Pretty clever, guys!

I used to REALLY hate having my diaper changed, but now I don't mind so much. I like to take the time to smile and talk to whoever is changing me. It's not so bad. I try to help out by bringing my knees and feet up. Mommy thinks it's so funny, but daddy seems to get a little annoyed. I like to play with him by lifting my legs up and then straightening them out real fast, just to see how good he is at getting a diaper on me, and I have to admit--he's not bad!

I spend some time every morning on my activity mat, and it is such fun! I like to swat at all the fun animals, and when I get a good grip, I like to put them in my mouth! Yummy!

And mommy's favorite new thing is me laughing. A couple of times now I have just gotten so excited and given a real good belly laugh. Mommy said that she needs to get that on camera, too!

That's all I can remember right now. I'm sure mommy will think of even more stuff and will have videos to share soon!


Alyssa said...

Oh thank you for the shoebox idea! We have a jumperoo too (the same one) and my daughter is much too short for it. What a great ide!

ashley said...

Hmm... I have the coolest nephew ever! Can't wait to take him to the beach--he is sure to have a great story about that!

~Jess said...

He's growing up too fast :-)

I was just thinking about a jumperoo/exersaucer thing for my DD, but wondered if she's too young.

Lisa said...

I remember when Hudson was too short to reach the floor in his Jump a roo too. We used phone books, but it wasn't long at all and now it's about time to raise it up to the next level.