Thursday, December 07, 2006

More than Yesterday

Yesterday I had reported that there was pretty much nothing to report. Today is different. There are a few things that Parkers has started to do that I would like to mention.

A few days ago, we noticed that when you made a grunting noise at Parker he would make the same noise right back at you. Now, I would like it alot better if when I said "Hello, little man" he would say hello back, but I will take this as his form of two way communication. It has pretty much become a game and whenever we feel like getting a kick out of our son we grunt at him.

Parker has been pulling himself up using the toy box in his room and the sofa on the main floor, but other than those two things he does not have a lot of freedom to choose what he wants to use to pull himself up with. That is not to say that he does not spend a lot of time standing as he holds on to these two objects but other than watching him throw his toys on the ground that reside on his toy box he does not do much when he is standing. Yesterday, I decided that while he was standing at one end of the sofa I would put one of his toys at the other end. In a matter of a couple of seconds, Parker had walked over to the end to throw his toy on the floor while holding onto the sofa. This is something that we had never worked on or given him the opportunity to do before, but Parker had no problems completing the task over and over.

Lastly, by now you have figured out that Parker does not have full range of the house. But, the last couple of days I have let him crawl around off his play area and follow me to other areas on the main floor. Yesterday, Parker followed me into the hallway over to the stairs. I figured this would be a great opportunity to see how Parker would do on the stairs. It took a while for Parker to figure it out, and he needed help from his dad for the first five or six stairs, but Parker finished and completed eleven steps in total, half all by himself. Mommy was not home at the time and did not get to see it, but when she got home and Nanna and Grand-dad came by, Parker showed them that he knew how to climb stairs. So I think that we will give Parker the opportunity to climb the stairs a couple of times each day.

Now, this is not new, but I am happy to report that Parker absolutely loves riding on his Winnie the Pooh car. He has great balance and doesn't need daddy to hold him while he gets pushed around the upstairs from room to room.

Tomorrow will be another fun day for Parker as his Auntie Natalie and Uncle David are coming for a festive dinner along with Nana and Grand-dad. Parker always loves seeing them and especially loves all the nice messages Auntie Natalie leaves for him every day!


nana said...

Our little Parker man how we miss you even though heaven knows we have been there pretty well every day since we moved (all of 7 days ago)

You are such an intelligent baby and we have watched your great progress first hand and know that you are meant to do great things in your life-time.

We look forward to seeing your adorable little self this afternoon. We love you.

Nana and Granddad

Natalie said...

Hello My Little One,

Parker I am so glad to hear that you like to read my messages to you - I can't wait to learn new things about you each day and I LOVE to see all of your pictures! I am so happy that I am able to write to you every day to tell you how very much that I love you! You are a little ray of sunshine to look forward to each day!

You are such a little monkey...walking along the sofa and crawling up stairs...boy oh boy do I have a lot to see with all of the new things that you are doing! Good Work Parker Pants!

I can't wait to see your smiling face in person tommorow night....what fun we will have! Yippee! Yahoo!! And tell your Mommy, Daddy, Nana and Granddad that I can't wait to see them as well!

Merry Merry!

Auntie Natalie xoxox

Stacia said...

Hiya Parker!!! It looks like you have been a very busy little man!!! Puzzles , dinner parties...ALL KINDS of FUNN!!!!
I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!