Sunday, December 27, 2009

A lot of laughter

One of my favorite parts about parenthood is the random stuff that tickles him. This particular evening, David threw Robbie's O-ball up and caught it. This was apparently the funniest thing Robbie had ever seen, and deserved applause as well.



He's definitely ticklish. I dare you to listen to him and not be tickled, too.



This is a game Grandpa plays with Robbie quite often and Robbie just eats it up. This time it was Grandma's turn and Robbie was HIGHLY amused.


In amazing news, Robbie actually took 2 unassisted steps on Christmas Eve! He took another today. He absolutely could walk if he chose. But right now he thinks our attempts to get him to stand or walk without help are hysterical. If you watch him, you can see he doesn't fall. He controls his descent. This was actually taken last week even before the steps.



Robbie loves music, even his Momma's mediocre singing. One of the biggest challenges in getting a child to talk is getting him to "turn on his voice." Music is a great way to encourage that, so we take turns "singing." (That's the "Row row row your boat" part is.)
Of course, hand motions are just plain fun. He sometimes mixes up the sign for "more", the Itsy Bitsy Spider motion and the "roll it" motion from Pat-a-cake, but usually catches himself and corrects. Sometimes he does the motion for the "spider" or "roll it" and looks at us expectantly, obviously requesting a song.



--Trish

12 comments:

Carrie M. said...

His laugh is contagious. Gotta love those ducky jammies too!

Laura said...

So great! Dads are so fun. Especially when they act silly for little boys, then they're down right hilarious. Love the singing, and dude, that walking... He's so got you pegged and knows how to run up and down the stairs already. He just doesn't want you to know just yet.

Trish said...

Laura- I said the same thing yesterday. When we're out of the room he's running around and climbing up and down. He just won't do it when we're watching. ;)

Azaera said...

Cutest videos ever! I totally cracked up watching him laugh.

Two Hands said...

How far he's come! It's wonderful!
Thank you for posting this!

Becky said...

I watched all of these with a slight grin on my face, and a feeling like I was in touch with all that was right in the world. Those moments are so great!

Osh said...

*huge smiles*

Adriane said...

So cute!!! He'll be walking full time before you know it!

Mama Llama said...

Downright adorable and hilarious!

~1stMate from SM

casicola said...

he is SUCH a happy baby!!! I love it..Ive watched the video over and over its the best!!!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE his hearty belly laugh! So fun! :)
And yay for unassisted steps! That's so ridiculously exciting! YAY Robbie!!!

chipz95 said...

So stinkin' sweet! I love the sound of laughter at that age.