Monday, April 6, 2009

Q's milestones

Our little "Q" seems to have gotten the message that there is a new sibling on the way... in the last 3 weeks he has all of a sudden "bloomed" in his development.
(You know you're jealous of his Buddha belly... hey that takes a lot of work to grow one of those!)

His new and favorite "tricks" these days are:
* Crawling (at church one day he just DID IT!)
* Clapping (especially when we sing pat-a-cake)
* Jumping in his Johny Jump Up
* Pulling up on anything and EVERYTHING (including the toilet, which his older brother accidentally leaves open for him.)
* Saying ma-ma, da-da, baw (for ball), yoh-da (for Yoda, whom he loves to chase)
* Signing please, more, and milk
* Waving hi and bye-bye (with a backwards wave--looks like he's waving to himself)
* Nodding his head (dancing) to any and all music
* Yelling (singing) when he hears others sing
* Trying to eat anything he can get his hands on (fuzz off the floor, paper, ice cream, etc., etc.)

It really shocked me how he went from a baby to a near-toddler in like a week. He just grew up like literally before our eyes as he reached a new milestone nearly everyday for the past 2-3 weeks. I guess the 2nd born has a lot more motivation than the 1st born... he's gotta keep up with his big brother. Besides, he'll be 10 months old this week!

Here are a few fun videos showcasing Q's new skills:


This video also shows off Corbin's new skills of singing and playing the piano at the same time. He now knows all the words to I Am a Child of God, his favorite nursery/FHE song, and Twinkle Twinkle and he sings both all by himself. He tells me, "Mom, I need to practice the plano (piano), can I sing you a song?" Of course, as soon as Quinton sees Corbin going for it, he has to join him at the piano and he quietly "sings" back-up.

(Sorry this isn't the greatest footage... but it seems that whenever they see you with the camera they won't perform. You get the idea.)

(This is a funny clip of Quinton's giggles. Sam and Corbin were running from room to room and Quinton would lay in the middle of the floor and giggle that gutsy-giggle over and over again. He loved it! I finally got a little clip.)


Kate said...

Oh my goodness... I could listen to cute Corbin singing ALL DAY long. He has the best voice. What a doll! And Quinton is growing up too quickly. Wasn't he JUST born? Sheesh... time flies.

Alicia said...

Holly! They are so precious!! Makoa wanted to watch the last video of Q laughing over and over! I am so impressed with Qs milestones! We're working on signing with Ka'imi. It sure will be fun to see all these boys playing together!!

Christie said...

Love the videos....What's Sammy going to do without her favorite cousins? She'll just have to come and visit more!

Christensen's said...

I love those videos. I can't wait to be able to come to your house and watch them do all these fun things. BTW... Krew is very jealous of "Q"'s budda belly. :)

Mandy said...

Kimball and I have watched your videos a million times! Kimball now sits at our closed piano and sings. When I ask him what he is doing, he says, "like Co-in!"