Friday, May 07, 2010

Declan Gets A Haircut

Daniel finally talked me into getting the little guy's hair cut. I think the fact that someone mistook him for a girl last weekend might have helped, too. So I took him to Allison, who does my hair. She's got 2 little boys of her own, so I figure she must know how to cut little boys' hair.

I was really impressed with Declan. I had to hold him the whole time and my arms got tired, but he never cried or fussed. He kept moving and turning his head, but that's not so bad. Allison managed to distract him for a bit by giving him 2 lollipops, one for each hand. For a while, he couldn't grab at the comb or her hands. For a while. :)

Want to see the before and after?


After. Thanks, Allison!

Then we came home and he got to play with a new birthday present, from the grandparents of a little boy Declan's age who lives nearby.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Declan's Standing Up and A Pool Trip

So now my little guy can stand up all on his own. He doesn't need to crawl to a wall or a convenient pant leg to steady himself and stand up. He just gets into a squat or on his hands and feet, then pushes himself upright. Hurray! Before long, I think he'll actually be running.

Sunday we went to the pool for the first time since we've lived here. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. It was COLD, though. Brrrr! At first, Declan wasn't sure if he'd like it or not. I don't think he was happy with it being so cold either, until he got used to it. At first, he was content to stand on the first step in the water and splash, or lean up against Daniel or me. After 10-15 minutes, he was comfortable enough that I could walk backward and drag him through the water, still upright. We didn't try and tackle floating. I figured it was enough to get him used to being in the water for the first day.