Monday, June 2, 2014

Up, up and away!

Oh, I'm glad these brothers have each other!

This little Porter learned to stand himself up last week, and he is just as proud as can be. He loves to practice whenever he can  (unfortunately he hasn't yet learned to sit, so his middle of the night practice sessions are a little sad for both of us!) But what a proud guy to be able to go and do just a bit more!

Porter had a week at about 7/8 months where we finally found some sleep advice that gave us a bit of a breakthrough and some three hour stretches at night. He was such a happier baby that I could finally set him down to play a lot more often.  In about one week he learned to sleep without a binky, sit up by himself, scoot, and crawl all at once. Since then it seems like we've seen the intensity in this little guy develop more and more. Much like Landon at this age, there is just something this little one wants to do/know that is just out of reach (like Landon's quote one day that described him so well at the age "I just want to know everything now!")

Also, Landon was so excited today that he taught Porter to clap for the first time. One of his tricks for keeping Porter happy in the car is saying with lots of clapping and enthusiasm "Hooray for Porter! You didn't scream!" again and again. Today at breakfast Landon was doing the same thing and Porter started clapping along with him. So all day Landon was just thrilled to keep practicing and getting a few more claps from his little buddy Porter.