Yesterday's post was quite adult, so today I will resume my girlish ways and return to the Thursday 13 club.
Thirteen Points of Interest Isaac Would Show You Should He Give a Tour of Casa de Phillips
1. The set of coasters on the coffee table. These are great for banging
repeatedly onto the table itself. Fortunately the table has a "distressed" finish, which has been considerably more "distressed" in the past month.
2. The magnets on the fridge. One says "Moo" which is quite fascinating. Isaac will also attempt to show you that no matter how hard you try, the plastic fish that lives in his kitchen toy stash will not stick to the fridge.
3. Our cool ten year old stereo whose tape decks open and close if repeatedly banged on with a tiny fist
4. The bathtub in the guest bathroom which holds tasty goodies like the Dove soap and Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo (Isaac is determined to suck on the dove soap bar and will race to the bathroom if he realizes the door is open---yet he acted like a piece of cheeseburger was rat poison the other day)
5. The package of cotton balls kept in the master bathroom that can be tossed around the room in 0.5 seconds
6. All of the doors open and close. If you close yourself in a room on accident, all you have to do is cry and someone will immediately come save you.
7. The beautiful red towel that hangs from the oven door. (Isaac feels like this towel should not hang there and will crawl up and remove it before going along with his business)
8. The sound machine in Isaac's room that can play a symphony of nature noises with the mere push of a button.
9. The mini-blinds in the living room that make the perfect rattling noise when ever-so-gently banged against the window.
10. If you push all of the buttons on the cordless phone at one time, you can usually make it ring quite loudly.
11. The crib in the nursery makes a delightful squeaking sound when you stand and shake it back and forth with all your energy. This sounds especially beautiful when done during naptime.
12. The study holds a substantial CD collection, which can best be appreciated when removed from the shelves and tossed around the room.
13. The best view in the house is from the changing table. The only way to truly experience this view point is to lay on the changing table and toss things over the side while someone attempts to change your clothes. Their expression is priceless.
Isaac is quite the mobile baby these days. I remember being panicked when we first took him to physical therapy in the fall, thinking he would not roll, crawl, or walk....ever (I am a bit dramatic at times). Isaac is now burning tracks in the carpet with his crawling abilities. He also stands at every possible piece of furniture and is starting to walk along those as well.
Every day he reminds me that we are getting closer and closer to leaving the infant stage and welcoming toddlerhood (two weeks from today!!!). If you take him into the bathroom, hand him a brush, and instruct him to comb his hair, he will comb both sides behind his ears while studying the results quite seriously in the mirror. He knows when to point to himself when we get to the "ME" part in the song "God Made the Round, Round Sun". We can tell him to either crawl to his highchair or crawl to the bathtub (depending on time of day) and he will go straight there. He signs "Yes" in response to certain questions. The past few days he has randomly been grabbing my hair to pull me close and give me "kisses."
This afternoon I made a loaf of banana bread for Tobe and Isaac (okay, and me) to enjoy. Isaac loves bananas so I figured that he would gobble up the banana bread. At first he turned his head, but then ate every last bite once he realized it was banana in nature. I just about cried upon realizing that before I know it I will be boxing up that banana bread and sending it off to him at college. I tearfully conveyed this sentiment to Tobe, who just gave me a quizzical look and asked me to pass the salt.