Tuesday, June 30, 2009

we're in trouble now


Helio started crawling over the weekend. Here's a quick peek. In the last couple days he's been doing his best to catch the cat, play with the cat's toys, he's pulled books off shelves, tried to open a cabinet door, and tried to beat me to the stereo before I could get the door shut.

More to come.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

we got mangatar'd

half manga all avatar:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

not good at updates

ok, i'm not off to a very good start in my more constant updates. practice practice practice is what it takes.

helio's been the little mover lately. he's been exploring what it's like to rock up onto his knees and if he can hold himself up that way. he's getting there, but still tends to overshoot and land on his face. most of the time it doesn't bother him too much.

here he is taking a nap this last weekend.

and here he is posing for the camera after having cheerios this morning. he's wondering why we're taking pictures all of sudden.



Saturday, June 6, 2009

so tired


as you can see, it was a big day for helio. towards the end of dinner he just couldn't stay awake anymore. so, off to bed it was.

helio's day consisted of playing, napping, eaating, riding in the car, eating indian food, throwing food on the floor, napping, playing, getting two new chickens, cleaning his closet, and more eating (not to mention 4 BMs!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

more news please

i've decided to try and write posts more and use them as a helio journal. since nothing dies on the internet it seems a good way to keep track and always have it. plus people might like to see and hear a little more about helio's day to day activities and accomplishments. so, here it is, day one:


in the last few weeks helio's really started pushing himself up. he might be a little behind when it comes to crawling, and there's a chance he'll skip the crawl, but people say all kids move at their own pace. he's getting pretty good at lifting himself up. he also likes to bend at the waste, but his face is usually still on the ground. I think he'll start getting the combo right soon, though.


right now his three favorite toys seem to be a monkey who's arms are long and just right for sticking in the mouth and chewing, a gumball machine that will deliver large plastic balls with sparkly things inside and play music at the same time (helio's learned just what the button will do), and a rubber ducky. the duck works good for some post bath chewing and hitting like a drum.

yesterday, during dinner, I was talking with kava and eating some noodles when I heard a toy hit the floor. so, I picked it up and handed it back to helio. back to eating I went and I heard it hit again. without thinking I handed it back. and then, out of the corner of my eye I saw a little arm move a toy over the edge of the high chair. when I looked helio had his brow up saying "what?" I turned, he let go. this went round a couple times and really was just this simple: I look, he holds; I turn; he drops.

I don't know where that's going...