Friday, April 29, 2011

Sing a Song of Silas

Silas really seems to respond to music, so much so that he'll stop fussing and listen intently if we start to sing to him. He responds the most to my version of "We Love You Conrad" from Bye Bye Birdie:

We love you Silas,
Oh yes we do.
We love you Silas
And we'll be true.
When you're not near us
We're blue.
Oh Silas we love you.

Maybe my husband will get his little musician yet.

Five Months

My sweet baby.

Monday, April 18, 2011

How Baby Signals His Needs

When Silas starts to lose it, his little arms start slapping his legs, one after the other, like he's drumming. Then the screeching begins. Holy hell, the screeching. It's so loud sometimes that I have to remind myself that he's a baby, because otherwise my temptation is to tell him to shut it. Generally he's overtired, wants to be picked up or needs to nurse...or all three.

There he goes now. Must.Make.Screeching.Stop.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Silas' Taste of Summer

It hit eighty degrees outside today.

Silas wore big-boy clothes for the first time and enjoyed hanging out outside.

It's a great big, wonderful world out there, Silas.

Welcome to it!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Henry Quotes (March 2011 Edition)

HENRY (after arguing with me about something): Mom, I don't want to fight anymore. I just want you to do what I asked.

We've been telling Henry lately that we don't want to hear him talk back to us. Tonight as I got into it with him over something, he yelled, "How's this for back talk? I'M SORRY!"

Henry wasn't thrilled with what I served for dinner, and he said he was full. I warned him that he should make sure he really was full, because he wasn't going to get any more food before bed. He said, "I know. I could beg and beg and nothing would happen."

HENRY: At school they call gym, art & music class "specials," but they're not special at all!

Last night Henry said to me, "Mom, have you heard of something like 'Star Wars' called 'Cone Wars'? Liam said all the spaceships are shaped like cones."

I've been working my way through the "Little House" books with Henry. Last night he said, "Why don't they ever talk about Laura going to the bathroom? It seems like she never has to go."

HENRY: Salmon are born in fresh water, then go out to sea. After they get married, their babies are born in fresh water and it starts all over again.

A Cub Scout selling popcorn just rang our doorbell. After Daddy said, "No, thank you" and closed the door, Henry said, "But he said it was delicious!"

HENRY: Venus [our cat] is going to have to learn to feed herself, because I'm getting tired of feeding her.