Just another quiet Sunday around these parts.
This morning I was startled when I woke and read the clock. 10:32 am. The last that I had heard a peep out of Tank was 6am. On the dot. I jumped up quickly assuming that if he were still sleeping he must be citru-sick…only to find that he was not in his room at all. I found him cuddled on Connor’s lap, watching PBS shows on YouTube and perfectly fine without me.
Thanks, Connor. I really appreciate the extra sleep. I owe you one! Uh, and sorry about the ear poking thing. I do not know why he is so fascinated with your ears
Maybe he thinks he is helping you to hear better! Yeah, you are far more tolerant than I.
We decided to start our day with icecream for brunch. Mmmmmmm…
Corrigan prefers the chocolate over the other flavors (that’s my boy!) but was pretty bossy about all of it. There was a lot of spoon-grabbing and gaping-mouth “shove it in here right NOW mom” faces.
At one point he got so impatient that he threw his body towards the dish, arms outstretched and splatted right in it with his entire hand. Don’t worry, he didn’t miss any.
Finally, more video. There are about 14 gajillion things I want to capture on video but as soon as Corrigan sees the camera he stops doing whatever it is I find adorable. Right now, we are working on teaching Corrigan infant sign language. His doctor feels that if Corrigan doesn’t start talking in the next few months that he is going to become super frustrated and it is going to cause some behavioral issues. She recommended infant sign language.
So, I did what I always do when offered valuable suggestions. I ran out and purchased, borrowed or researched anything I could find on sign language for babies. The Baby Einstein video we bought is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. The grown-ups ( Connor included in that, by the way..he is a man, you know) are having a blast teaching him the signs (with spoken words) and while he has not done any signs on his own…the video itself is so repetitious that he is picking up words just the same. The first segment is on family. It begins with the sign for “kiss” and Corrigan now loudly says, ” KEE! KEE!” anytime that part comes on. Hey, we will take it!
Aside from all of that I discovered the cutest thing ever on YouTube. There is a young man, Stephen Torrence, that does current pop songs in American Sign Language and Corrigan loves loves loves to watch this clip over and over. I couldn’t snag it this time on camera, but many times when this video is playing I will catch his little fingers moving as if he is trying to emulate the sign language that is happening in the clip. Awesome stuff. At least for us. (song: Miley Cyrus…Party in the USA…volume is a bit loud. sorry)
Even if you do not care about ASL…you can’t deny that the first 5 seconds of this clip is pretty darn cute. (The video is only cute, fully, for about 40 seconds…as usual, once he realized I was filming he stopped. I was hoping he would continue and kept filming but nothing. nada. zilch. Feel free to hit “stop” after a half-minute or so!)
I am pretty sure that the fist thing that Corrigan is doing is his attempt to copy the part that makes him the most excited, “I’m moving my head like, yeah…I’m moving my hips like, yeah…and when Stephen signs “yeah” he does a raised fist and moves it up and down for “yes” Or not. What-ev-er.