Brenden has been very entertaining these last few weeks. He just keeps showing more and more personality and learning more and more things. Like how to climb into and onto different things:
He’s still working on how to get down from the table and will scream until someone comes to help him.
He’s also finally caught on to the idea of banging on pots and pans being fun. It used to just make him flinch when I tried to demonstrate. So now he plays while I make dinner:
On Monday he went into his room and got his hockey stick and the little ball that came with it, put the ball down on the ground and hit it with the stick. He’s never connected those two things until that moment. Too bad his Dad didn’t get to see that!
Wednesday while Brenden napped, my Mom and I worked on taking cleaning up the yard so the anal retentive homeowners association would be happy. I was finishing up hand edging our sidewalks (our edger seems to be broken) when Brenden woke up. My Mom brought him outside with a toy broom she had gotten him and he helped clean up. He also liked the super huge rake. He had a lot of fun until he got hot, tired and cranky. I wish I’d gotten a picture of him “helping”.
Last night he worked for half an hour to eat macaroni and cheese with a spoon from a bowl. His mean mother didn’t realize how mean it was to give him a spoon for macoroni until he tried to use it the first time. I then promptly took the spoon away and tried to get him to eat with his fingers but he was having none of that. He wanted to get that stuff on the spoon. He was so determined. He did manage it a few times, but the noodles would just slip off again. Poor guy.
He’s still continuing his love of the phone and even occassionally talking to people on the real phone. Patrick, who is away for work this week, and I have been doing video chats on the computer and Brenden will run to the phone on the fax machine to try to talk to Patrick who he can see on the computer. He’s so confused by that one, but he gets a big smile on his face when he sees his Daddy!
He is really in to taking my sunglasses of my face or the top of my head and putting them on his face. Somehow this has also become a love of taking my headbands off to do the same. When I came home from school one day this week, I found him wearing my Mom’s headband!
And finally, a cute shot my Mom took of Brenden and Shadow: