Oh, thank you Jesus, for bringing the sun back out today. As soon as Abe got up (again, past 10), we went outside so he could try to remember a bit of what his life was like before he moved to soggy Portland. Here Abe is showing you his puffy-faced bed-head and his new pajamas he got yesterday from his friend Rhett. We love hand-me-downs, especially from a mom who also likes to dress her child in shrunken grown-up clothes (excluding pj's--though I think if they made adult-sized pajamas like these ones Abe is wearing, I'd most likely wear them).Here is Rhett playing with Abe yesterday.
Autumn and Dan have the coolest lamp I've ever seen. How perfect is this for the Northwest?
I think this must be true of most babies, but Abe will always, 100% of the time, play with a non-toy over a toy. Here he is, surrounded by educational toys, ignoring them all so he can keep busy with my old tube of mascara and a cardboard shoe insert.
Ted had been out of town for the last... many days, so we have a nightly ritual of skyping from about 8pm until Abe goes to bed. I've been amazed at how quickly Abe started recognizing Cyber-Dad on the screen--he starts kicking and clapping as soon as he hears Ted calling us through the computer. The two of them even play games and "talk" as well.
So now, as promised through the magic of youtube, is a clip of Ted singing to Abe via skype and Abe demonstrating his newfound clapping skills (and catching himself before falling on his face skills too). Enjoy and hope you all have a weekend filled with deliciousness.