our sweetie pie is turning into a little boy. just this past week will and i were separated by miles but both looking at old "baby" pictures of our sweet boy and texting our favorites to each other. it's hard to comprehend where that little baby face went. every day he looks more and more grown up. will thought he grew up entirely too much in the six days we were apart.
daxton's latest tricks include playing hide and seek. you never know when he's playing but he'll start out by running up to an alternate person and squealing with excitement to try and get picked up. he'll giggle and squirm in the hopes that he can bury himself into your shoulder so that the unsuspecting seeker won't see him. he'll play the game with mommy or daddy - or even doggies that have no clue what's going on. he plays it quite a lot with amelia, and she has no clue what's happening. however, this past weekend he also played it with my cousin's doggy. he's so silly.
dax is still working on growing his vocab these days. today at the doctor's office he really had the receptionist going when he asked if he was "daxton white" and he confirmed his last name was "white". then she asked him if he lived at our address and he said "no". then she asked if he was not feeling well and again he said "no". she asked a few more questions and got a head shaking "huh uh" to confirm his previous "no" answers. he learned "no" last week and its been pretty popular ever since. he says it regardless of if he means yes or no, and then you only know if it really meant yes if it's followed up with crying because you did not do what he wanted you to because you thought he meant no. (we try not to let him know, but right now it's pretty stinking cute to hear the "huh uh" and "no, no, no". we know this will not be so cute in a few months - but for right now we will enjoy it and giggle and smirk in private.) other things dax has said in the past month are - "i know", "there you go", 3, 2, 1, go", "i got you", "hair", "why?", and "get down".
daxton worked lately to learn how to blow bubbles. he played a lot with nani and gran-gran while i worked last week and watched them blowing loads and loads of shiny bubbles. he chased them and followed them all over the patio. then, by saturday night he was making his own little bubble blowing faces with pursed lips pressed right up on the bubble wand to attempt to blow bubbles sideways out of the hole. he never actually got a bubble to come out of the wand, but gran-gran said he blew for all he was worth (dimples showing) in a grand attempt. hopefully this summer we'll get some work in the bubble blowing department.
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update on doggy sister amelia.
she is doing fairly well and slowly recovering from her episode. she still walks with a bit of a slant and occasionally runs into door frames or slides down stairs and they think she'll always have a tilt to her sweet head, but we're happy we have her with us and that she's still here to keep our daxton laughing and playing hide and seek.