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Friday, May 6, 2016

We've all flipped

Sunday, February 27, 2011

He flipped over!

I flipped!

His mother flipped!

Of course, Merry and I flipping was a little different.

Recently, James David has grown so much, I'm not sure if I can even describe it.

He'll be 5-months-old this Friday. It seems like he was born just last week.

The past few months have been the most glorious of my entire life.

I know it sounds cliche, but words can't even describe how amazing this trip has been.

Just the other day, we placed James David on our bed.

He managed to place his left leg over his right leg and over he went.

The look on his face was priceless.

Even though he can't speak yet, the look said it all.

"Mommy! Daddy! Look what I did! What did I just do? I can do this?"

He was shocked to say the least.

He's still figuring this out, but it's an amazing sight, that's for sure.

In the middle of last week, I saw something James David did that made me so proud.

Merry had him in her lap and was reading him a book.

The entire time she was reading, James David was banging on the book like it was a drum.

On Saturday, I met with two of my greatest friends. During the visit, I explained to them what he was doing.

Both of my friends are musicians and we get together from time to time to record music or just play.

The drummer in the group was proud and can't wait to provide lessons.

While it's unknown if James David will take a keen interest in the drums, or music for that matter, I'll take my friend up on this if the little one decides this is something he truly wants to do.

During the course of the past couple of weeks, I've noticed so many changes in my son.

Wonderful changes mind you. Sometimes subtle, yet wonderful.

He's so much more aware of his surroundings.

He's taken to watching cartoons. I'm not sure if it's the colors or the dialogue, but he enjoys SpongeBob Squarepants.

He also enjoys watching football on television. We can just sit him on our lap and he'll just watch.

The other day, while flipping through the channels, I came across an old broadcast of the Smurfs.

James David perked up so quickly, I couldn't believe it.

It reminded me of all the old cartoons I used to watch.

Now that he's so much more aware of what is going on, it's only up hill from here, right?

I can see it already. He'll be crawling in no time and after that, walking and talking.

Just hopefully not talking back.