Monday, June 2, 2008

Sensory Overload!

Daddy has been working a lot lately so we decided that it was time for a family day! On Saturday we all went to the Children's Museum. They had a special area just for kids under two with lots of balls, bubbles, mirrors, switches, buttons, music, other kids, etc. Owen and Mason had a blast and they were all over the place. The entire "Tot Spot" was multiple rooms and all child friendly, down to doors that didn't pinch little fingers! Mommy and Daddy didn't have to worry about anything being unsafe which was good because we were too busy trying to keep up with them. I didn't even get great pictures because neither one of them would sit still long enough! It was a lot of fun and we have some other family day activities that we are looking forward to!

As you know, Owen loves to hold hands and walk around the house. And as you know, Mason is getting pretty good at standing on his own. Owen, however, has been afraid to stay on his feet if you can somehow wiggle your finger out from his death grip. He immediately drops to the ground. Well tonight he saved the best for when Daddy got home late from work. The boys should have been in bed already but Mommy was stalling because Daddy was almost home. We were all playing and Owen was standing next to Daddy and started clapping, not realizing that he had let go. All of a sudden he was balancing on his own and then he realized it himself. He thought it was the coolest thing and was able to do it for a very long time while he continued to clap and dance to "Wheels on the Bus." Then he lost his balance and his hands hit the floor. But that wasn't it! He stood himself back up to dance and clap some more. Again his hands went down and again he stood back up! We were amazed since we hadn't really seen Owen balance on his own, much less either kid get themself back to a standing position. I ran to grab the camera and we caught Owen taking his FIRST TWO STEPS EVER! Yay Owen! The only problem was that once he actually fell down and lost the position he was in that allowed him to pop back up, he was really frustrated that he couldn't do it again. He just layed his little head down on the ground and whimpered in frustration. I tried to help him "reset" but he wasn't having it. He wanted to do it on HIS terms! Silly boy!

Children's Museum

The very last 'picture' in this album is actually a video of Owen taking his steps.

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