August 27, 2007

Babysitting on Friday

Friday, we babysat (babysitted?) one of the kids in our PEPS group, Ruby. And once again, Alex showed that he doesn’t really play with other kids. He just kind of plays near them. This is one of the only pictures I got of the two of them together. (They both thought playing with the garage door was the best thing in the world.)

Alex and Ruby at the garage

Mostly, what the evening showed is what it would be like if we had a well-behaved toddler girl instead of our toddler boy. During dinner, Ruby was well-behaved, ate most of what she was offered, and politely didn’t touch what she wasn’t interested. Alex liked to turn his bowl of food over, throw food, and smear what he did eat around his face a little bit. Here’s Alex studying his food. (I think the bowl was turned over 15 seconds later.)

Eating is Serious Business

In contrast, this was Ruby eating her dinner. Notice she’s wearing her bib (Alex now rips his off), and there’s no food smeared on her face or hanging out of her mouth.

Mona Lisa Ruby

Here’s Alex. Wanna check out the green bean in his mouth? Or see the food on his face?

See My Green Bean? Good at Making a Mess

At least mama’s cooking was finger-lickin’ good.

Finger-lickin' Good

After dinner, we all went outside and played a little bit in the front yard, and mama blew bubbles for everybody in the back yard. All in all, a good time was had by everybody.

Bubbles in the evening

Alex in the Sun Rock in the pocket.

(That last picture shows an interesting developmental milestone. Alex likes carrying things around with him, like rocks, and he’s just discovered that he can put those things in his pockets. But then he gets upset that his rock is no longer in his hand, and it’s hard for him to get it out of his pocket again. Usually I have to get it out for him.)

Written by Brian Dewey.

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