Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Dylan enjoyed the county fair, beginning in the parking lot(!) -- where he saw a school bus! He grabbed my hand and pulled: he wanted to go see that bus! The driver was very nice to let him get inside, where he sat right down in the front row.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's not lake Thunderbird, rather a home made reservoir in our driveway. Dylan loved playing in the water. Afterall, it's a novelty around our yard where the water drains so fast we don't even get puddles after a flood.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
We were pretty shocked and astounded at how this little girl imprinted on Dylan. He watched her carefully and copied a lot of her behaviors. Yikes! She doesn't like bugs. Too bad. We tried to teach her otherwise during our interactions. In this video, she picked up a small bit of rock (charcoal, actually), and he immediately went to pick up a BIG ROCK and copy her. Daddy stepped in to intervene. We also stopped her so that only one rock went into our friend's pool.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Museum buttons are designed tough because they have to withstand things like this:
The visitor's center also had a lot of hands-on displays with steps Dylan loved. We'd just seen a tortoise by our front door that day or the day before which was probably just a hair larger than the shell he points out in the next video.
We took a short hike that involved some trail mix:
While driving through the refuge we ran into a large herd of bison on the move.
They sing Ring Around the Rosies for one of the activities. The climax is the hard part: parent is supposed to blow hard in the kid's face so they naturally close their eyes and mouth, and then dunk 'em!
Jim and Dylan also had fun playing with the squirting turtle.
A severe storm knocked a tree limb into a powerline but the line stayed alive. So Norman FD came to sit by the line and make sure no one got hurt before OG&E turned the line off. Took many hours. In the mean time, Dylan got to play in the truck and we enjoyed talking to the firemen. Every time Dylan watches this video he does the same tongue thing at the end.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Our next door neighbor just retired, so set up his band for an afternoon party. Once again, Dylan was transfixed! Eventually he wandered around a bit, but remained focused on the music. At one point a band member said they try not to pay more than $250 to play anywhere. Ha ha ha!
Friday, May 15, 2009
It's getting really difficult to take pictures or videos of Dylan nowadays because all he wants to do is watch himself! He'll sit on my lap for 10s of minutes, having me play and replay and replay videos of him. I think he's starting to realize that it's him!
Big boxes are the BEST. I remember how playing with these as a kid was sooooo much fun, I got inspired to cut holes in a large ~enough~ box that had Dylan's new chairs inside.
Here's the new table and chairs, and a fussy toddler who suddenly wants to see the camera, whereas he'd been happily looking at the whales (one of his favorite pages) and other animals just moments before.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
How cool is this?! The grad students let Dylan intrude on their football tosses several times. He ended up interacting with all 5-6 of them, I think, but I only captured one on video. They were great! And Dylan clearly enjoyed his interceptions, passes, and touchdown runs. :-)
Dylan has rocked before, in the Laz-E-Mom chair in his bedroom, but nonetheless looked initially confused when I called this rocking. He looked over to his right and said "rock," pointing at a rock Bob has on his end table. Not sure what the "ya ya" is supposed to mean. He's clearly pointing at the arm, so was that a very bad imitation of "rocking?" He does echo "chair" soon after.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Look how he shoves that fistful of Cheerios! And he's sitting on a real chair... we may have to get more stable chairs, maybe a booster seat for him. He's not as happy in his high chair any more.
We didn't try for "green beans" in this video, but "cheese" has been one of his words for a while now. One of his favorite foods, so before he'd try to say it, he'd at least point to the fridge when he wanted some.
This was another fantastic hand-me-down from friends/colleagues at the NWC. As you can see, Dylan can't reach the pedals, but he really loves riding around on this and has figured out he can steer! He also forgets that he can steer, which makes for interesting moments. Keeps me on my toes. [The adult can steer, too.]
When watching this the first time he also put his hand up by his face. Me thinks he was continuing to process that rule vs. his urges. Those big rocks make such spectacular splashes!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
One of his current favorite words is "bus." 'Er, well, there's no "s" sound yet, so it's "bu." He's got a toy bus at home. He found one at a friend's house (video). And we see them pass the daycare every day.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
If one "more" sign doesn't work, try another! [Come on, mom, you know what I want!]