Samuel is not very steady on his feet even when supported, but he still loves to stand up and be "walked" around the house. Today we went to Christi and Michael's place and he was delighted with their push-along walker!
Kelly has joined me in the smartphone club! The HTC 8X is the newest smart device in the family. :-)
Bea and I stirred a wheelbarrow full of rainwater until it got too cold and then we came inside and made hot apple cider and polar bear tea. Whenever I left the table she called me back: "Daddy! Come to my party!"
Bea and I built this playroom for Dingo tonight while Kelly was putting Samuel to sleep. One of the best parts of parenthood is getting pieces of your childhood back: I loved building things as a kid and now I get to do it again, except this time there's a little girl next to me saying "I love to build things with you, Daddy!".
A few weeks ago, I filled the wheelbarrow with branches but couldn't put them in the yard waste bin because it was full. It sat in the yard and filled with rainwater. Bea was delighted to make tea in it after Daddy removed the branches!
From training last week. Seriously, Clif, bars with built in caffeine? You, sir, are a sellout. (Crunch, crunch.)
Tonight Kelly was out with friends, so I was flying solo for bedtime. At first I had Samuel on my lap, but then Bea tried to join him and found there wasn't room (note to self: obtain larger lap). I moved Sam to the floor next to me, but was so successful at talking up this position that Bea decided she ALSO wanted to sit next to me on the floor. For a few golden moments, I had a child resting comfortably on each leg while I read aloud the story of an enormous and well-intentioned but clumsy red dog.
One from the archives, taken on Saturday. Carl, why do you keep falling apart? :(
Today Sam and I cleaned the bathrooms while the girls were out. He helped via telekinesis from his command center, which only coincidentally resembles a laundry basket.