Friday, April 25, 2008

Sunshine, New Friends, Cyber-dad

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.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Sweet little video... I love Abe's cute little belly. :)

Jocelyn said...

He is one talented boy just like his Daddy!! Watch out Hollywood:-) I love that he is so excited about his clapping:-)

kris said...

too darn cute....makes me think of my kids at that age.
love him in his pj's

DrewCareyShow said...

What are you feeding that gorgeous creature?! He is positively plump and juicy and oozing with baby chub health! I love it!!!

jill said...

so cute, love the clapping. hope cyber dad makes it home soon. are you going crazy?!

the albertsons said...

soooo squishy and adorable! Clapping- nice skill Abe! Oh and can you please tell Sam to sleep too? He hasn't gotten the memo. In fact, he's so excited to be home with his mommy, that he ate 18 oz of formula one night between 1:30 and 6:30am. Trying to pack on the pounds, I guess.
:)

crazy thorne's said...

Abe looks like he is adjusting quite well. Thanks for the entertainment this week regarding play dates. Blessings to you and your little one!

Stacie said...

Oooh - a little chunk of love! That belly is the best! The clapping is pretty cute too. :)

Lauren said...

What a cutie :-) I'm so happy you have him home. Yes, the weather has certainly been yucky in Portland lately. I'm getting sooo ready for spring. God Bless!

coffeemom said...

Ridiculously cute. just crazy cute. you pegged it earlier. Ridiculously. Cute.

Tanya said...

I am so not in the know about blogging... This is the first comment I've ever made! I just wanted to tell you that Abe is so absolutely adorable. I started crying watching the videos! I am at the earliest phase of trying to adopt from Ethiopia, but am a single mom who made many mistakes in my past and not sure I will make it to first base. sigh... Anyway in 2 days I have read 75% of your blog and you seem like the most amazing lady, always wondered if there were other Christians out there like me. You and your family will be in my prayers:)
Tanya