King of the Baby Frontier

Camping, sitting, standing…where do I begin?

Directly after my last post, Toby suddenly decided it was time to start sitting. So now he is a sitter. It’s amazing…it was really a very sudden thing. He cannot stand to be laying down to play now, even though from time to time as he sits up, he gets tired or off balance and keels over to the side…sometimes crashing into random toys or baskets of toys. He’s a pretty tough kid, though, and tends to shake it off. Thankfully…. I would hate to manage the waterworks each and every time he falls…and I know that he’s going to fall a lot…Toby tends to shake such things off and move along. šŸ™‚

Toby’s first stay in the tent, at the family reunion, was pretty uneventful. He enjoyed waking up between mom and dad in the morning, and the ensuing cuddles and playing. He loved meeting his cousins and swimming in the lake. All in all, it was a fun but unremarkable weekend…just like we like it. šŸ™‚

One thing I love about being at home all day is that Toby and I can go and do anything we want, any time we want. If we want to go do something, generally we just pick up and do it. This week I wanted to put him in a sandbox to see what he did, so we went up to Hess-Hathaway park. They have a fantastic playground there that is “all access”…any child can go and be able to have a good time. I used to love to take Ben there because even before he could sit up they had swings and things for him to play on. they also have a big sand pit in the middle of the playground. Well, the swings and sand were fun for Toby, he enjoyed looking around at the farm animals that are there…it was all okay. But then we came home and the GARBAGE TRUCK was in front of our VERY OWN HOUSE. It thought Toby would just explode, he was so excited. When the truck took off, the driver tooted the horn for him, and the ensuing shreiks and giggles were enough to alert the entire neighborhood that the coolest vehicle on earth was right outside our door. Good to know that entertainment is really as close as the end of the driveway and we don’t always have to go to these fancy playgrounds and all.

Yesterday we went to the zoo, and I think that even though we had a great time (we met some friends for the day), Toby was a bit young. He had fun, and noticed a couple of things, but on the whole he really just enjoyed being outside for the whole day. I can’t wait to take him next year when he’ll notice all the animals and hopefully have lots more fun. šŸ™‚

Don’t forget to sign up for the buddy walk, time will go faster than you think. If you sign up soon, I will be able to get your Tshirts for you ahead of time and have them before the walk.

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One Response to “King of the Baby Frontier”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Uh, pictures?

    Very much enjoy your posts, Kym, but hey, I want to see some more pictures, pl-eeessse. I am delighted to hear of the precious moments and Toby’s discoveries. Bless you all!
    Love,
    Carol

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