Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New in Layne-land

Layne's got a new room! It's so fun and bright and kid-proof and he loves it! One of the new additions is a rocking horse that a friend gave us. It makes a clip-clop sound when it rocks and Layne's in love. Now every time we move the horse while he's somewhere else in his room, he stops what he's doing and makes a rocking motion. We've only had the horse out for 4 days. Don't tell me that kid's not smart!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Flippidy do-dah

I recently discovered that Layne (9 months old) loves to open and close my (Brad) cell phone. The other day Layne sat leaned against me in my bed for 20 minutes opening and shutting my phone. He would switch between his right hand and then his left each time getting more and more efficient. It's amazing to see his brain at work finding new pathways and modifying small muscle memory functions until his little fingers found the perfect groove to open the flip function. It made a little click sound too, which he also found irresistible.

I am learning everyday how to be "present" during these times with Layne. Everyone says it goes by so fast and that Kim and I will miss this age. They're right. Everything is new, literally, and he gets so excited about the smallest stuff, and he is so cute too. It is really cool just hanging out with him and experiencing the "wonderment" of life again (Yeah that's right I said it...wonderment.). I am glad that Layne is here to remind me in the busyness of life to enjoy the simple things... like a crappy cell phone I got for "free" after signing up for a two-year service agreement.