Today was full of amazing things. I spent the entire day with Jonathan until 5:30 pm without turning on the tv or computer. I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't. I made up my mind that I wanted to be a better mother than I've been thus far. I spend far too much time wasting away in front of some dumb screen rather than spending that time teaching my wonderful little boy good things and helping him to accomplish physical feats for his age. It felt good to close out the world wide web and experience the earth as it was intended: outdoors with family.
We went on a wonderful walk this morning and then came back home and spent time learning to sit up, tummy-time on the floor mat together, and time in the new walker learning how to use our hand dexterity with different objects including banana cookies (which he LOVED), among other things. It's truly amazing how much time goes by when you choose to spend quality time with those you love.
Tonight when we all went to the grocery store, Jonathan was getting restless in his carseat in the cart, so I pulled him out to see if he would be able to sit in the child seat part of the cart.... and he was able to!! I'm very proud of his growing up, but it seems like all his growing is happening all at once. Just yesterday, he started to swallow most of the rice cereal we fed him. Now he's big enough to sit (with a little help from a blankie) in the chart chair and Larry bought him his first sippy cup. **sigh**
When we were bathing him during his regular night time bath, he discovered the hose to the sprayer that I rinse his little head off with after shampooing. He quickly grabbed it and put it in his mouth. I yelled to Lars to get the camera, but he came running with the camcorder instead. After spending so much of the day learning about objects, I don't know why I'm surprised he discovered the hose. He's such a clever little boy. =)
This is the video clip from bath time tonight. (Larry wanted to make sure there was enough light, so excuse the random turning toward the wall in the middle of the clip... as well as the lame joke at the end.)