Saturday, January 10, 2009

Finally...a new post

Sorry there has been such a delay. After arriving home from Germany we were exhausted, and then the night before the students arrived Jameson and I got a really bad stomach flu. The boy was projectile vomiting all over me. It was a lovely evening. An hour after Jameson started puking so did I. Luckily Kevin was well enough to go pick up the students, but he got the stomach bug that afternoon. We since managed to pass it on to three of the 8 students here. Nothing says "welcome to Vienna" like a nasty stomach flu. The week after the students arrive is always a hectic one, so tonight is the first time for me to sit (alone as Kevin is out and Jameson is sleeping) in quiet to post a blog. I still have some pictures from Germany, so I will post those.

Jameson is as cute as ever, although those teeth that came in over a month ago are still barely up above the surface, maybe 1/3 of the way in. I call them the eternally slow growing teeth. It makes me laugh. He has become a very fast crawler so he doesn't have too much interest in attempting to stand alone or walk. He has stood alone for seconds at a time, that is, until he realizes that I am not holding on to him then he sits gracefully onto his cloth-bottomed bum. He is so cute and becoming more fun by the day. He is mischievous, focused and curious with a constant glimmer in his eye. When he gets something in his sight that he wants, or wants to figure out he works on it until he has it. This can be a good thing i.e. learning to put the correct block into the shape box or a bad thing i.e. wanting to pull the books out of the book case, or not let go of something he shouldn't have in his little paws. He loves the attention he gets from Kevin and me, and enjoys being the center of attention from all of our students. He is an awesome snuggler (when he is tired) and he gives really good hugs, but it is usually because he wants something (his dad's blackberry or my cell phone tops the list) or he is using us as a step stool to get somewhere (up to the headboard, closer to the coffee table to grab something). Tonight he gave me a big hug while I was getting him ready for bed, then turned around sat in my lap and picked up "Good Night Moon" the book we read every night before bed. He then turned to the page with the kittens and the mouse and proceeded to babble and then at the end of his babble he went "ee ee" like he was imitating the mouse, which is what I do when we read it. I have to admit my heart melted. Its pretty crazy how much love I feel for my little boy, not unexpected, but he amazes me (and exhausts me) on a daily basis. Mmmm, ok enough cheese.

Our awesome "kinderwagen" on the train

We had so much room, we set up his travel bed (best thing ever!) and he played and slept on the ride.

The other side of the "kinderwagen" and yes we had it all to ourselves!

1 comment:

Alison said...

Seriously! Finally! :) I miss you! Kiss the cutest boy ever for me...Jameson, not Kevin hee hee ;)