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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Treehugger, Jr.

Most Saturday mornings Jon lets me sleep in just about as long as I want while he takes care of Walter. This morning, when I finally came down I couldn't find them in the apartment so I looked outside, and this is what I saw:

Can you tell what that is? That's Jon laying on the grass with Walter on his tummy, both looking up into the tree. This is actually a pretty normal sight, because the surest fire way to get a frantic, stressed out, upset Booboolala to calm down is to take him outside and let him look at trees. Maybe this is pretty typical of babies, I don't know, but I do know that all kinds of people have noticed it and remarked on it as unusual, and these are people who have had lots of contact with lots of babies (my mom, Jon's parents, my Aunt, etc...). He really loves to look at trees, but the main effect is just being outside. I'm talking--just inside the door a screaming baby. Cross the threshold to the outside and the screaming just stops and Walter's looking around intently like he's trying so hard to take in EVERYTHING. It's really cute and amazing. I spend a lot of time on the front porch and pacing around the front lawn. I wonder how it will be in the winter...


So we took some pics of Boo in his happy place/natural habitat for all to enjoy. I guess it makes sense that the child of a woman who has loved and adored trees all her life and a man who is happiest on a mountainside would be like this!!!
Now for another funny little tidbit: Boo has been laughing for over a month now, but he'll only do little chuckle/giggles and I can usually only stumble on the way to make him giggle randomly, and it (whatever it is, blowing on his face, tickling under his chin, etc) will only work about twice, and then he gets bored of it. So no matter how hard I've tried, I've been unable to get it on video. Today when we were taking pictures of him in the tree we decided to take some video of him grinning and kicking his legs and then.....ta da!!! He started laughing and we got lots of it on video. It was pretty awesome. I'm going to post the 2nd video we took below because it's a little shorter, has some good chuckles, but I have to apologize for a bit of a fumble on my part in the very beginning. But if you are a diehard Booboo fan (grandparents, etc...) Here is the link to our Dropshots page where I've also posted a longer first video, with more laughing and pure Walter Watching Enjoyment! http://www.dropshots.com/popatr#date/2008-08-16/13:26:57





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5 comments:

Jen said...

That video has to be THE CUTEST thing I've seen all week. I just love that he's smiling at all the green leaves surrounding him, and he is ADORABLE to boot. I'm sure you know this, but take it from someone not quite as biased - your boo is one beautiful little boy.

Nyah's a nature baby, too - she's always LOVED the water, and if you take her to a park she'll head for the trees, not the playground. I love it!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness those pictures and videos are so ADORABLE!!! Steve and I just giggled along with Walter. You are going to have to build him a tree house.

I also want to take this opportunity to say HI to Jennie. It's so fun reading your comments on Megs blog.I would love to see pictures of your little girl! And Hi to Dane too!

~Momma

Nate and Jessica said...

ADORABLE. I love that little chuckle. Winters are so hard for me for that exact reason...the kids go stir crazy. You'll just have to get a real good snowsuit!

Kel said...

What an adorable video...he looks so happy up there.

The Nye's said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that video. I can't believe how big he is getting! I've started a comment many times, but I always get interupted by some drama...so sorry I've been bad at commenting! I'm excited for the weekend. We'll have a blast hanging out!