Monday, May 19, 2014

41 Weeks

I'm not sure how much longer I'll be taking photos of this little rascal on his back, because he doesn't like to lie still for very long. At least when he has a toy or object in his hands and mouth, it helps as a distraction.
Lately he's been holding onto furniture to get around on his feet. He cruises pretty well around the soft ottomans we have in the living room. Rob also brought out the same cardboard box that Maximus used when he was a baby to help him learn how to walk. Santino has been pushing that around the kitchen. It's a space heater box and is just the right height for him. Rob put the heater inside the box, which gives it a little extra weight, so the box doesn't topple over.
I caught this video last week of Maximus "helping" Santino with the process.

Santino loves music and enjoys dancing to it. He'll rock and move on his own and also dances with me. When I sing or hum to him, he will sing back to me. Not a full blown song, but a few sweet notes.
When he's sitting on the floor he'll spin around like a dog chasing his tail. It's really funny. He'll turn 180 degrees and then 180 again.
In the afternoons, Santino typically wakes up from his nap before Maximus. So, when it's time to get Maximus up, I'll open up M's door and Santino will crawl into the room. S likes to go over to M's crib and pull himself up. They have a really special connection the two of them. Even though they can't fully communicate with each other, there is bond that you can see between these boys. Rob and I have talked about how they are going to be a couple of clowns together when they get older. They totally feed off of each other.
Last week the weather was nice, so we tried to get outside as much as possible with the boys. Both of them enjoy the outdoors, like me.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate each and every one of you.
Happy day!


Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so glad you got this on video cause you will look back on this and smile so big. Maximus is such a good brother to Santino. I love seeing them as they grow and having fun together. I bet they make your heart gladdened every day. They are so precious.

Have a good week with your special boys.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am SO blessed to see Maximus's progress as a fine little boy my dear friend. You model such an exemplary role for him and you must be blessed to watch how these two guys are progressing! That Maximus is going to be an awesome student, gardener, housekeeper (teehee), husband and one day father. I can just feel it!!!!! ( I have had the best time conversing with your dear mom!)

Have a fun and perfect day my friend. Anita

Shirley said...

Ha!! Would love to see him chasing his tail :) How cute.

Martina said...

He looks sweeter every time i see him heidi - you must be so in love! With all the 2 - no 3 men you got! xox

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your two boys are adorable! so happy that you were able to have them after such a long wait. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind and encouraging comments.

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Heidi! Good morning my friend! Thank you for coming over yesterday to my new post. We were out all day long in the yards pruning and planting and cleaning up. It was a lot of hard work but it was so magical and fun - by evening, we were so exhausted but we enjoyed every moment of being outside in the sunshine. My summer vacation doesn't start until June 12 but finals are coming and school is truly winding down. YAH!!!!!!!!!! Happy weekend my dear friend! Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh he is such a good brother to Santino.. Dear Maximus. Love the video Heidi.
Thank you so much for visiting..
You are so sweet!

Palomasea said...

I am melting! So very sweet! :)
Dear Heidi, it's wonderful to be catching up with you... and the boys are growing...oh my!
Enjoy the wonderful sunny days...
Big hugs your way,
- Irina