Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm one of the big kids now, right Mom?

Gabe showed Hendrix how to open his Valentine's Day present like a big boy.  It is really fun to see Hendrix getting the opportunity to interact with the older kids that I nanny for - they seem to really enjoy him, and he really takes everything in.  He likes to imitate them.  

The little monkey/zebra that we got him has been a huge hit.  He loves to squeeze it to death and chew on its ears!

We finally got some nice weather here this week and took advantage of the opportunities to spend a lot of time outside.  We tried out the stroller without having Hendrix in the carseat carrier and he seemed to enjoy being able to see what is going on around him.  It requires more bundling up that way; but seeing his little grin in the sunshine was worth it!  Gabe enjoyed being a big helper and pushed him around the neighborhood. 

The kids really enjoyed our first playdate at the park this year.  Hendrix even got to play on the playground a little bit too, and I took him down his first ride on the slide. 

Then I snuggled him back up with his blanket to watch them run around.  He seemed to enjoy that just about as much. ;)

Riley is a really big helper, and is thrilled that she can carry him around pretty easily now.  She even helps feed him and change his diapers.  He is a lucky kid to get so much adoring attention. ;)  

Gabe still isn't sure what he thinks of him most of the time.  He likes to talk about the "baby", but never uses his name.  He also like to tell me when he is crying, and when he has gone potty in his pants. lol

My three little couch potatoes! Yes, Hendrix enjoys watching a little bit of Word Girl and Curious George on PBS with the kids sometimes in the late afternoon.  I would never have turned the TV on for him if it wasn't for the bigger kids.....but I have found that he takes an interest in it.  I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not.  Don't worry we have very limited screen time!

He is really exploring the noises that he can make with lots of squeaking and belly laughs. What a big boy!

1 comment:

  1. The video of Hendrix laughing CRACKED ME UP! Adorable.


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