Seth and I are working on winking. He is trying to do one eye, but it’s usually two eyes. Either way, it’s pretty cute over here at the Fun House.
Here are a few fun pics that we’ve taken with the kids recently. Kyle is still thinking about walking, but at this point he’s still holding onto one of our hands.
We wouldn’t be the Fun House if we didn’t keep it fun. Here’s a video that Seth is watching non-stop on the iPad these days. I’ve found that there’s nothing more fun for my kids than when their dad gets silly with them and makes them laugh. I acted like they were beating me up while they were swinging, and they were delighted with the game. It’s a young man’s game, however, so it couldn’t last too long. Enjoy!
I’m sure a whole host of readers of the Fun House blog have children who watch Yo Gabba Gabba. Well, there’s one particular song that really caught Seth’s interest. It’s the “Lovely, Love My Family” song. One time right before we ate, Emily and I grabbed Seth’s hands at the table and sang the song just for a laugh while we swayed back and forth. What we did on a whim has now turned into a tradition anytime more than two people other than Seth sit down at the table. In this video, Ella was our videographer and mom and dad played along with Seth. He absolutely loves it, and we think it’s a pretty great thing to love. We certainly do love our family.
A few of Seth’s other favorite songs right now include (primarily because he and his big sister love to dance to them):
The second part of the video demonstrates Kyle’s intense love for bread products. One of his favorite things to do right now is just gnaw on a bagel. In this particular case, he is offered a piece of pizza crust. You’ll notice he puts his hands up in front of his face and begins to anxiously wiggle his fingers in excited anticipation. He then takes great pleasure in the savory treat, until….. I won’t ruin the rest. Let’s just say it’s a little sad, but EXTRA funny!
Emily and I are certain that he’s taken to table food faster than either Seth or Ella did. You can tell he’s a pretty good eater. He’s almost five pounds heavier than Ella at the same age. At our nine month check-up for Kyle, the pediatrician wanted to weigh him a second time because of how much he had gained since his last check-up.
So we want to know: What are your kids’ favorite songs right now?
Ahhhh, the joys of children. Much particular “joy” with three-year-olds it seems. Whoever coined the phrase “terrible twos” must not have endured the crafty and mischievious mind of a three-year-old. And why should a child with Down Syndrome be any different? I’ll be the first to say that Seth’s latest stunts as a blossoming 38-month-old are nothing more than typically developing….So I give you a few of his best moves, from Seth’s perspective:
The Grab and Go
I have a growing vocabulary (both words and signs) and some of the ones that my mom started to teach me long before I started talking were “share,” “your turn,” “my turn,” “please,” and “thank you.” But with a slick move like The Grab and Go, words or signs will only slow you down. Here’s how it works: Simply sneak up behind your victim, whether its a self-defending sister or an innocent little brother, and take whatever it is that seems to be captivating their attention. Then, just go, go, go! Get the heck out of dodge with your new, fast feet! Run to another part of the house as fast as possible, play with the object for about 30 seconds, then casually discard the item unless you see the self-defending sister chasing and shrieking behind you! If that’s the case, start shouting “no” and prepare to hit her with the object until the Fun House referee comes in to break up the “misunderstanding” (right?). At that point, fall to the ground in a heap of tears, as though you have been wronged by the other party. Tip: Good luck convincing the Fun House referee you are innocent. Just try to shed as many tears as possible. It helps if you stick out your bottom lip, point harshly at the other party and say, “Mama, Mama!” over and over again. Continue Reading…
Ella said this tonight after our devotion time before bed.
Ella: Can you make mom sleep in my bed with me tonight?
Me: Mom isn’t going to sleep with you, and I don’t MAKE her do things.
Ella: But momma makes YOU do things, Daddy.
Laughter follows, and I proceed to tell Emily and give her a hard time about it.