A few milestones are either being crossed any day now or they’ve just happened. Yesterday, while picking him up from daycare, I put him down so I could get his coat. The woman there was a step ahead, so I didn’t move. Landen let go of the table I let him hold and took TWO FULL STEPS to me before grabbing my legs. Those would be his first steps, though they were certainly lunging, falling steps. I can’t wait until he can fully walk, at which point I’m sure I’m going to wish I had never wished for that.
Also yesterday, he was in the tub. Landen’s Papa (Ash’s father) bought him a set of toy boats for bathtime. One of them is a sailboat where the sail part is this small plastic piece that can be pulled out, and Landen enjoys doing that immensely (he is big into destruction.) So yesterday he takes the sail out and soon lets go of both pieces, playing with the bath cups that Aunt Tracy and Uncle Jerry got him (THANKS!) Literally five minutes later, both pieces are in his sights, and he picks them up and begins TRYING TO PUT THE SAIL BACK INTO THE BOAT. I mean, knowing that toys go in and out of a box is one thing; knowing that a tiny plastic sail goes into an equally tiny hole in the middle of a toy boat is pretty stinkin’ smart.
Landen’s also got a couple of very strange habits. He doesn’t necessarily clap when he’s happy, only when he’s high emotion. So he could be bawling and screaming about something, and he’ll be heartily clapping the whole time. I guess he doesn’t distinguish between very happy and very sad.
Here’s a couple of recent pics – I don’t have it where you can click to enlarge – I’ve spent too much time on my site today.