Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just Doing Laundry

Will and I are visiting family, and while exploring my parent's house he became fascinated with their front-loading washer and dryer.  He watched my sister unload laundry one time and figured that he needed to do some laundry as well.  He took a couple of fleece diaper strips and "did" his laundry.  I thought it was pretty cute, so had to share.  :)  Sorry I've been neglectful on my updates...we had family visiting and now are visiting family, so I have been a bit distracted.  :)

Prior to "doing the laundry", he was sitting in it.  He loves playing with clean laundry.

Taking the laundry into the laundry room.

Into the dryer.

OK, they're done!  Out they come!

Out of the laundry room, and shortly after he turned around and repeated the whole process over and over again.  Those pieces of fleece are VERY dry now!  ;)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Official

Will is a walker.  Although he has been walking a bit here and there for a while now, but we hesitated to say he was officially "walking" until he started to use it as an actual means of getting around, rather than just hesitatingly making his way from one point to the next.  There was a sneak peak of him walking a bit in the last post, but here he as a full-fledged walker.  The beginning of the video is a bit dizzying as he is holding on to my skirt and turns a half-circle before taking off.  Please excuse the laundry explosion on the floor.  Will LOVES to whip around socks and towels, so he has a few clean strays for play.  : )

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Will's Many Skills

It seems like in the past couple weeks, Will has acquired many skills.  It is amazing to see all that he has learned through observation.  I uploaded a few videos to showcase his tricks for loving family who cannot see him in person, and for any loving friends who care to watch, too.  : )
Will has started chattering to himself.  He has always been a noise maker, but lately has picked up a more "talkative" sounding chatter, and he even does it as if he is "reading" books and cards.  Here's a short glimpse of that chatter in action.

Here's Will and Daddy "tossing the ball around".  Daddy taught Will to "roll" the ball back and forth.  You can see Will doesn't really have the rolling thing down yet, and though his throws are sometimes erratic, he does pretty good at getting it back to Daddy.  Before this he would simply hand us the ball back, instead of throw it.  As you will see, the last toss went a little haywire.  ; )
Carl taught Will how to make truck noises, so now whenever he pushes his cars, trucks, or even a Cheerio across his breakfast tray, he makes his vehicle noises.  Pretty fun.  He also learned how to clap and "say" Yay! together, which he does at the end of this video.  He has learned to associate this with us saying "Good job Will" or something similar, or just when he apparently feels he deserves it.  ;)
And finally, Will has started walking more and more lately.  He has gotten pretty good, but it is hard to actually catch him on video.   Finally I was able to get him and though it is not his most balanced effort, it at least catches him taking a few steps.  :)  He of course does his best when Mommy and Daddy don't get him excited and he can concentrate on walking alone.