Monday, January 28, 2008

Justin entertains himself in some interesting ways. Often he ends up entertaining us as well. Here is a clip of one of his favorite activities. There are many variations. The objects vary from day to day and so does the location he chooses to put them. Sometimes he moves the Pooh Mobile closer to the final destination so he doesn't have to make so many trips. Who knows what he is thinking?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Difficult Life He Leads

Poor Justin. Life is rough when you are 13 months old. It is hard to feel too sorry for him though. It seems that he finds anything that isn't his idea a traumatic experience.

One of the many horrible things that his mom does to him each and every day is get him dressed. As if that wasn't bad enough, she gets him undressed and ready for bed each day too. He makes sure that the process does not go smoothly. He also likes to make sure his feelings are known. He may not talk, but this video clip makes his point loud and clear.

Evidently he wasn't too amused by our first snowfall this winter.

Note: The first video was uploaded to youtube and the second was uploaded directly to blogger. If you have strong preferences towards one or the other, let me know.

Friday, January 11, 2008


Here are some pictures of my little Monster Baby. He has a part from his toy train that he loves to carry around on his face using his nose and mouth to hold it on. He looks like a little piggie.
Since before he was born I tried to get a lovey for my baby. I had three identical blankets made, I buy toys that look like they have lovely appeal, I have even tried forcing lovies on him. I thought a lovey would make moving and other transitions easier for him. Justin wanted nothing to do with it. Now it appears that he has chosen one. He loves Clifford. Of course we only have ONE Clifford (it is one that Kohl's had a few years back) and it is too big to easily carry around. I hope that the attachment is not a long term thing, but he seems to be bonding.
For you who are parents of young children, I have a question for you. Have you ever wondered why day after day Elmo asks Mr. Noodle to show or explain something? Poor Mr. Noodle is clueless. There is something not quite right with him or his siblings (Miss Noodles and the other Mr. Noodles). Mr. Noodles needs to be watching and not demonstrating, bless his heart. Even asking a baby makes more sense than asking Mr. Noodle. Will Elmo ever figure it out?