Monday, October 28, 2013

Ballet class, March 2013

Cecilia was super interested in ballet for a while, and although we have since found that she is way to energetic to do ballet, there was nothing cuter than Cecilia with 12 other girls in pink leotards in ballet class. Here is a little sample of the things they did during the class:

At the end of every class, all the students got to go up in groups to the stage to perform. It's a little fuzzy, since the parents sit at a distance away, but here is Cecilia when she goes up to the stage:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dancing and Singing

Cecilia likes to sing. Phillip likes to dance. It's perfect.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Things I don't want to forget

Here is Phillip sitting in a bouncy chair and playing with the toys we set up for him. This is a mommy talking, but the part I want to remember the most is him rolling his feet around and around and around continuously.

He doesn't do it anymore, but especially when he was on the changing table, he used to shimmy his hips like he was dancing a really fast tango. Even Nana remarked on it!

Bathtime! He loved having his head halfway in the water and kicking like crazy. If he could accidentally splash water on my face and get a reaction out of me, it was the best!

Playing with Uncle Ben.

The funny thing about that last video is how loooong Uncle Ben's arms are. I am much closer to the ground, but when I try to do the same thing with Phillip, I have to bend way over to reach his arms.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

March 2013: Phillip's firsts

Rolling over. I thought I had posted this wayyy back in March, but I guess not. Now that he can walk, it isn't such a big deal, but back then it was on par with the 7 wonders of the world.

Eating real food. The first part of the video is at the beginning of the month, when he started to eat pureed fruits. Toward the end of the month, we tried feeding him stir fried noodles for the first time, which he absolutely loved. He probably would have kept eating, but we stopped because we weren't sure what all that oil and salt were going to do to him!

Playing with toys.

Babbling and gurgling. I love those noises. We would have whole conversations in babble and gurgle. He would say "I love you Mommy." And I would say "I love you Phillip." Repeat.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

March 2013: Making Phillip laugh

Cecilia wasn't the only one trying to make Phillip laugh all the time... there is something about a baby that will make grownups contort their faces, make crazy sounds, and do crazy antics, just to hear that wonderful gurgling laugh.

In this video, Daddy is making Phillip play peek-a-boo with Mommy and Cecilia, which he loves. If you watch to the end, you'll see something I found hilarious.

If you can't tell what happens at the end, I'll tell you - Daddy tries to walk in with Phillip sitting on his shoulders, and Phillip's head hits the door frame. :) Thank goodness Phillip has a hard head. It didn't even faze him!

Finally, here are Phillip, Cecilia and Mommy all having a good time dancing to the song American Pie to make Phillip laugh.

Monday, October 7, 2013

March 2013: Cecilia and Phillip

Cecilia has always liked to play with Phillip and get his attention, even when he was a little baby. For a while, it was her single-minded purpose in life to make him laugh.

Here, I think Phillip is looking at the antics and thinking "What in the world are Cecilia and Daddy DOING??"

One of the first times we put Phillip on a swing. To this day, and just like his sister, he loves swinging.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Helping Hand

Phillip really is lucky to have a big sister that cares for him as much as Cecilia - it would be really nice if this blog helps him realize it when he is older.

Oregon Beach

Here's a cute video of Cecilia helping Phillip walk on the beach in Oregon. He learned to walk by himself during the trip and it was really sweet watching them play together.

Phillip Pics

Playing in the salt marsh behind Woodman's in Gloucester last weekend

On the jungle gym at River Street Playground
At Dana Park

It's tough taking both kids to the playground by myself these days - Phillip just takes off as soon his feet hit the ground and the last thing I have time for is to take pictures.

My Patriotic Son