This post is for my little sister, Grace, who can't be with us for Thanksgiving today. We love you, honey! I will miss you veryvery much today, and I will be thinking of you.
Here's your promised baby update:
Clay is talking more and more now. I never realized how often I point things out for him to look at, but it must be alot, because now he will point to things and say, "See? See?" to me all the time. Also, when he hands you something now, he'll say, "Tankoooo," because Brian and I always say thank you when he gives us something. He's saying a few more words - cracker, ball, juice, no, bye - all of this is happening very quickly. He's repeating the things that he hears us say, too, though I don't think he knows what he's saying. (You know what that means. Time to clean up the language, mama. This will be a pretty sustained effort in the coming weeks.)
He can point to various body parts now, his ear, arm, hands, feet, eyes, nose, mouth, chest, etc. He's waving hello and goodbye now, and he is really starting to enjoy interacting with other adults and other kids. He's fascinated by older children, and he's turning into a bit of a social butterfly. I took him to eat Thanksgiving lunch at Dad's office this week, and he flirted and charmed the whole place (though he didn't want anybody to pick him up but me). The kid smiled and cut his eyes at everybody, giving out free hugs to the folks he especially liked. He even fussed when we left, because he wanted to stay and party some more.
I thought I'd include a video of him doing his stuff. I took this one early in the morning, so he's still wearing his jammers and sporting his albino Alfafa hairdo.
Love you, Grace!! Have a great Thanksgiving!