Friday, October 28, 2005

Hey! I'm not here to play background music!

Pete started to get fussy a little before his nap time this morning, so I decided to play piano with him. Playing or hearing the piano almost always settles him down. This time, he joined in hitting the keys for a few minutes, then leaned back against me while I practiced some things. During the next ten minutes, he got more relaxed, which let me concentrate more on the playing, which I could do with both hands in a limited way. Then I looked down and realized that Pete had fallen asleep! I had been working out a solo over a Gershwin tune, and he was happily snoozing on my lap. Nice.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Nature boy

From Carolyn:

We took Pete to CERA for the first time this weekend. The weather was gorgeous and everything there is turning to fall colors. I hadn't been there since the new lab opened, and from what we could see from the outside, it looks fantastic! We used our baby backpack for the first time and tromped through the woods a bit. Pete had a great time (loving the outdoors with a passion that is a bit unsettling in its intensity), and Erik and I , in our more restrained, less screeching way, loved it, too. I found some good-sized snail shells near the trail. I'm not sure I've ever seen those before. (I left those where I found them, but I did remove a tic-tac box that didn't seem native to the area.)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sudden sitting

I think I've mentioned before how much we've been surprised by the suddenness of Pete's developments. The latest: he figured out how to sit up (meaning, how to stay in a sitting position when placed there) in the last 24 hours. BOOM--he could do it, and now he's perfectly stable for long stretches. The downside is that if he starts to crawl that suddenly, we will be lost.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Comedic interlude

This is a rare post not directly about Pete, but I must call your attention to Calvin's snow art.