Friday, January 22, 2010

Week In Review

My mom had to call me asking for another post, so I know it's been too long. My moments of true rest are few and far between, and I usually choose to spend them curled up with a tub of Breyer's rather than thinking up new posts. However, Topher has been especially busy and adorable this week, and there are a few things I need to share with the world. Topher still says very few actual words, but as a precursor to talking, he has entered that sweet little phase of babbling all sorts of sounds. He obviously knows what he is talking about, but I'm at a loss. Almost every day (okay, several times a day) he likes to climb up the back of the couch, lean against the window, and talk to the world.

I also found it quite amusing this week when Topher tried to sweep the kitchen floor. It tells me that a) he really does copy what we do, b) he's getting so big and learning more complex things, and c) I clean too much. Oh well, it was more rewarding than the time he picked up the remote and pointed it at the TV (oops).

Another first this week--taking an interest in the snake, even though he insists it is a "bup." We just love that he's showing the same enthusiasm towards animals as we both feel, and we hope that we foster an environment for him to learn to be comfortable around all kinds of creatures.

TJ even let Topher nicely ("Gentle, Topher, gentle!") pet Shiela, and it was hilarious to watch him looking all over to find her head and face.

The last highlight of our week was the evening Topher woke up as TJ was still playing his video game. He climbed right up beside Daddy, cheering him on, and it was just adorable.

What a crazy week with the busiest little boy I've ever met. The weather is still awful (ice storm this week) and it's terrible being stuck indoors all day, every day, but at least I can never say that my days are dull. We anxiously await warmer weather so we can break out of our severe cabin fever and maybe never come back indoors again.



  1. Thank you so much! I needed that! love all of

  2. How cute is Topher!!! That picture of TJ with Topher leaning on him is too cute. I am sorry it has been so yucky there. I am ready for spring too!

  3. That magna doodle art is amazing!