Here I am before leaving for work. It felt weird to be dressed for the office and not in my pj's at 8am. I was taking a pretty big risk holding Kale at this point because he tends to drool on my clothes and wipe pieces of food he's been hiding all over me. When I come home at lunch I have to immediately take off my shirt and jewlery off before picking him up.
This is my favourite picture of Kale and I from this week. We're chilling in the tub together after being apart all day. Despite the fact that we look like we're relaxed, I was actually mildly freaking out because I was holding my iPhone in WATER and Kale was trying to grab it. The things I do for this blog!
Kris loves being home with Kale, but it's definitely been an adjustment. Kris is used to working a really physical job and so rolling around and playing with blocks is pretty low key for him. I think he was starting to go a little out of his mind the first couple days.
Kale learned to crawl this week and his skills in this department grew at an alarming rate. Crawling is good for one of two thing in Kale's mind - getting to things that he can pull himself up on so he's standing. Here he is eyeing an endtable.
The second thing that Kale uses crawling for is getting to things that he's never touched before. It's as if he's been eyeing this bookcase for eight months and now that he can finally get to it, he makes a beeline for it everytime we're in the living room.
Needless to say, we quickly realized that we need to babyproof NOW. My feelings on babyproofing are mixed. I want Kale to be able to explore and learn and really feel that if there is something out that he shouldn't touch, we should probably just put it away. Obviously there are somethings that need to be secured - cupboard doors, the toilet, etc. Hence, we basically bought out the safety section at Babies R' Us.
This is Kale's latest obsession - a portable radio. We listen to the local University radio station, so there is a pretty good variety on there and Kale seems to love it all. He also loves the light on the front and the antenna (which is covered in rubber so there is no eye poking dangers).
Papa’s Pictures (featuring Papa commentary!!):
Having been inside for two days, we decided to take a stroll with Kale's sled Tuesday afternoon. He was indifferent to it, and being in the snowsuit made him mad more than anything, but he was staying still, so I used the opportunity to shovel the driveway while he sat watching me.
I'm not sure the quality of this picture really captures the face he was making. I swear he'd have hung himself if I gave him the rope. The second time out, he was all giggles and smiles, but i guess the snowsuit took a bit of getting used to!
Here is Kale mowing down an apple. Watching him eat is one of my favorites. Its a strange combination of total terror that hes going to choke and it will be my fault, and awe at how much he loves it. I normally get to eat at this time too, which is probably another reason I enjoy it so much.
And nap time! We get two of these a day, and they normally last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. By the end of the week we started taking our naps in bed to try and get him used to that. He passes out, and I use the time to read and study some math. its a pretty decent gig being a stay at home dad! Look at the outfit! Dirty soccer shorts and an old Taekwondo t-shirt, hanging out in bed with the coolest kid ever, listening to the radio and drinking way too much coffee! Why would I ever want to work again?!?!?