March 2017 – Part 3
Hot Air Balloons
Francis and I were out on the bike early on Wednesday morning to go and see all the hot air balloons lift off in the Balloons Over Waikato festival. We liked it so much we went back on the second morning!
Hot Air Bottoms
Francis and I spend quite a lot of our time out and about on the bicycle. His seat is directly behind mine. Occasionally, there may be the sound of breaking wind emanating from one of us- well, okay, mostly from me. This fills Francis with delight and he makes a huge raspberry noise himself, all the while gleefully pointing at Daddy. He doesn’t let me get away with any slight indiscretion!
He’s now turning this into performance art. Just the other day I was completing my back and forward back stretching exercise when such a gaseous release occurred. Quite accidentally of course. He threw his hands up in the air and gleefully blew raspberries in his toy corner where he was sitting with mammy, crawled over to me as fast as he could, stood up right behind and put his face right next to my butt, then collapsed in a dead heap on the floor. Man he’s a crack up!
Some more words from the Francis’ lexicon:
Teeth – getting pretty good with this one
Trucky-trucky-truck – whenever he sees a truck or lorry. He’s pretty obsessed with these. Uncle Andrew take note.
Baby Sign language –
Food - imagine an Italian ham-actor in a cheesy advert bringing his thumb and two fingers towards his lips and saying “bellissimo”.
Help - Clenched hand on the palm of another and then being raised.
He can’t walk but he can…….
Bike and Dance
Music Credit - SilverSun Pickups : "Growing Old is Getting Old"
Climb and Dance
Music Credit - James : "Bitch"
|The latest Francis Tower....|
|and the topping out ceremony.....|
|.... with a sample spoon from Duck Island as the spire.|
Actually he can walk 4 or 5 steps, he just chooses not to! Crawling is way faster.
Just mentioning this very quietly, so as not to jinx it, but it's getting much better. Two days ago he napped for almost four hours, and mostly only wakes once at night. Shhhhhhhh