Thursday, February 15, 2007

Book Worm

Chase loves books. Well, actually he loves anything with print: books, cards, sale papers, computer screens...he must like the patterns. Maybe he's a genius and when he looks at the words he sees hidden patterns and codes like that guy that Russell Crowe played in A Beautiful Mind. That movie was really creepy, so maybe I don't hope that Chase is a mathematical prodigy. Or if he is, he will be a well balanced, emotionally stable one who doesn't think that everyone is out to get him.

Anyway, back to the point. Lately his favorite book has been this Sesame Street Sesame Beginnings one. It has a really great rhyming pattern to it, and really bright, uncluttered, colorful pictures. Every time I bring the book out to read to him, he giggles and shakes. And yeah, he does occasionally try to eat the book, but I think that he is just trying to digest the information completely. Get it? Digest? Hee Hee.

I had gotten this book at Dollar General in Kingwood when I was visiting my parents, so I told mom to look for more. Well, she found them and they arrived in our mailbox today. You should have heard him squeal when I started reading him the one called "Bubbles, Bubbles". It was the most adorable thing in the world. Each time I turned the page, he'd just cackle again. I was laughing myself because it was so darn cute.

This uninhibited display of glee is quite a rarity for us as our son--while being adorable beyond words--is not what you would call generous with his smile and even less so with his giggles. He's more of a smirker. He'll look at you like "Yea I know you want me to smile, but I really think you look like a bozo, but b/c you gave birth to me and all I'll give you a little smirk."

The only other way we've been guaranteed to get him to smile is for Drew to sing the theme song to "Divine Design" to him. For those of you who aren't HGTV addicts, it's an instrumental tune that goes sorta like this "spee dow, bopbopspee dow, badopadop badopbup badadup". It's really quite catchy, and even more entertaining when Drew adds his own musical styling to it. If you ask him nicely, he might sing it for you. But only if you promise to smile great big and let a chuckle or two escape. No smirking allowed.

Enjoying "Bubbles Bubbles" Thank you Grandma! Oh and the rash on his chin is from his permadrool problem. When will those darn teeth get here?

Reading the paper with Mommy

Getting a ride from Daddy

1 comment:

  1. grandma7:42 PM

    look at the hair are to cute love Grandma