Harry is now 11 months old, and despite all the many things I need to post about (including Easter, Kaia, and much more!) I absolutely have to take a moment to highlight this little guy before he stops being a baby and becomes a big boy! I'm starting to wonder if I'm already too late.
Do babies chase their sisters around the house or rock out on stage with them? This guy and his sister can put out a 120-decibel performance while dancing on the treadmill. No exaggeration!
Do babies drive their own cars? Harry climbed onto a toy car today by himself for the first time. Even more impressively, he climbed off too!
Do babies feed themselves? Okay, I'll admit this is extremely messy, but it sure is cute! I wipe a lot of food off his face and off the floor each time it happens, but he is so pleased to put his own food in his mouth. (No, he still doesn't have any teeth. Not one!)
Do babies feed other people? He thinks putting crackers in my mouth is about as funny as an elephant dancing, and he can do it over and over and over...
Do babies clean? Harry will copy everyone else by putting toys in their buckets...for about fifteen seconds. Then he happily dumps the bucket out again! He also likes to sweep and do dishes.
Do babies know sign language? This little guy will wave, give "five," clap, lift his arms for "up," and do the sign for "more." Of course, it's never "on-demand."
Do babies play jokes? Harry has such a sense of humor! Yesterday, my brother visited us. Harry walked down the hall, looked at me, touched my brother's luggage with one little outstretched finger, and then ran back laughing so hard he almost lost his balance! He also thinks it's hilarious to race me to the trash can or bathroom. Yikes!
Do babies insist on going outside every time anyone in the house does? or know that shoes mean outdoors? Do babies like to visit new places? or play in showers? or in the mud? or stacking blocks? My "baby" sure does.
On the other hand, do big kids put every thing possible in their mouths? Even more importantly, do big kids think their mommy is the absolute most wonderful, caring, perfect, infallible, source of love, inspiration, and confidence ever? Yeah, that's what I thought. So, I'll just snuggle my baby a bit longer...while he's still a baby.