Monday, April 26, 2010

The Blue & Gold Game

Every spring Notre Dame plays a football scrimmage game they call the Blue & Gold game. It's surprisingly well attended (so many rabid fans hungry for football) and we all enjoyed it as a family last Saturday. It's free for students and little kids, so a great occassion to get the little man out into the stadium. It was unfortunately cold and a bit rainy, so we weren't sure how long he'd last, but he loved it! He enjoyed a little MBA Family Life Committee tailgate beforehand, and contentedly sat and watched the first half of the game without squirming, fussing, or anything. Hooray!

He also showed two small but entertaining developments the same day: he started to clap his hands, and started to sort small objects. The clapping we'd been trying to teach him for a little bit, and he seems to have really caught on to the idea. The object sorting is really entertaining - he started by moving a pile of goldfish crackers, one at a time, from one compartment on his stroller into another, then moving them back. Then later the same day, he started shaking all his small plastic shapes out of their bucket but then putting them back in one at a time. They're small developments, of course, but really cool to watch.
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring at last!

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but it's really Leo's fault. See, he's gotten really mobile, which means I have to keep more of an eye on him at all times (which leaves less time for blogging) plus the right half of my laptop screen abruptly died a few weeks ago, so I'm now using Byron's old desktop set up in the office, meaning I can't just whip open the old Lappy in the living room while Leo's playing. And oh yeah, it's been ridiculously nice outside so we've been spending lotsa time out there.
As you can see from the pic, young Mr. Leo is also enjoying this weather. He's also sporting a total of 6 teeth. And he's crawling like a speed demon, and pulling up to stand on everything. I think he's going to be walking pretty soon - then my free time really gets curtailed! He's started to really laugh and giggle alot when we do something funny or bounce him around - and peekaboo is a real favorite.
And he's got a really cute Easter photo that we will post for you tomorrow - so stay tuned!