Just a couple videos of Nyan walking – one on the street in front of our house, the other in the nearby park.
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Ever wondered what our young man looks like as he slowly strolls home, snacking, after a fun day at school? Wonder no more as we share a couple of videos of the young man walking through the park. Plus a couple of bonus videos.
Walking through the park:
Bonus video: from a few weeks earlier, when it was sunny and warm, with chirping birds and a giggling Nyan: Read the rest of this entry »
This is our boy. Always curious, always looking around, always touching things to see how they feel. (And always trying to get into cars!) Mommy shot this video on the walk home from school a couple weeks ago.
Here he is on the same walk, examining the sidewalk, singing to himself a little bit, yelling at the traffic, happily meandering on a sunny evening in late summer. This is our boy.
Last Friday evening was beautiful and sunny here in London (yes, we’ve been quite blessed of late with a whole lot of sunshine of late!), and on our return home from school, the young man decided he would rather take a stroll around the neighborhood than going immediately inside. Daddy was happy to oblige, and we’ve got the pictures and video to prove it. Read the rest of this entry »
Daddy’s a big fan of these two videos, and it’s not hard to see why. First up, our hero wanders around the house in a state of half-undress, pre-bath. And eventually runs right into Daddy and collapses in Daddy’s lap:
The next day, Nyan took a stroll on a cool, sunny spring day, and at the end… ran up to Daddy for a big ol’ hug:
Someone certainly woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. Check out our boy as he waddles drunkenly around the bedroom, plays with Mingster the panda, shows off his dance steps, and gets frustrated when he can’t open up a pencil case immediately. All in all, not a bad way to start of a Sunday morning…
Our boy’s officially a toddler now – no more crawling for this young man. We’ve been getting him as much walking exercise as we can, and today was a great day for it.
It was a chilly, windy, blustery February day – not the greatest weather the planet has ever seen, but then, this is London, so what do you expect – but there was some sunshine, so we bundled up the little man and took him for a stroll around the block and a little bit into the nearby woods. He absolutely loved it; he loved the feeling of being (sort of) independent, looking at the birds, feeling the flowers, holding Mommy’s hand, checking out the WWII tank that sits in the driveway of a house around the corner. (Yeah, a WWII tank. Don’t ask; we haven’t the foggiest). He got a little tired every now and again, given that he has tiny little legs so every adult step is like three or four steps for him; we’d carry him for a bit before he demanded to be put back down for more walking. He’s really getting good at it!
For our overseas viewers, I made sure that, while filming, I did a 360 pan so you could see what our street looks like. It’s a fairly typical street in a small English town, I’d say (no, we don’t live in a small town, but the neighborhood we live in definitely has more of a small town than big city feel to it).
Weekends tend to be a mixed bag for our hero. On the one hand, he gets lots and lots and lots of time with Mommy and Daddy – never a bad thing. On the other hand, we feel sometimes that he gets a little bored by the end of the weekend, since most of his days are spent with a dozen other kids, activities galore, and of course his bevy of lovely ladies at the nursery.
So we do what we can to keep things interesting – lots of playtime and books, errands, trips to Colchester, strolls around the neighborhood if the weather is good, etc. This weekend the weather was decidedly not good, including some seven inches (and counting!) of wet, heavy snow that has fallen today. We didn’t want to take him out in the cold and the damp — yes, we’re overly cautious when it comes to keeping him out of the elements, but that infection he got in September scared the bejeebus out of us, and plus he’s got a slight cold these days, and we don’t want to risk it — so it was a weekend indoors for the poor lad. We were all a bit out of it on Sunday — he napped poorly and just seemed a little restless, or maybe we were projecting? — but on Saturday he was certainly full of beans. Here’s the young man showing off his walking skills, his love of household appliances, and so forth.
And as an added bonus, here’s the winter wonderland that is our back yard today, as of mid afternoon. (Click it if’n you want to see it bigger)
A companion piece to our last post, in which we shared a brief and lousy video of the young man walking. Here he is, showing off more of his mad walking skillz, with a slightly better quality video. (But not that great. Look, I know people think Apple is next to godliness, but the iPhone, in my experience, doesn’t come anywhere close to living up to the hype. But I digress.)
Point is, Nyan Thomas is nothing short of a walking machine these days. As we sorta expected and feared, that means we must be even more vigilant, because you turn your back on him for even a second and, before you know it, he’s on the other side of the house, getting in to all sorts of mischief. Okay, not really mischief; aside from putting BlackBerries into the washing machine every now and again, he’s — so far at least — pretty well behaved. But you see my point.
Without further ado, I give you Nyan Thomas – walking.
We’ve had some inquiries recently about how the little man is doing with his walking. I’m happy to report that he’s getting better and better. He hardly ever crawls any more, and when he gets knocked down, he gets up again and keeps right on walking. He’s looking less and less like a drunken sailor and more and more like just a regular ol’ toddler, walking along.
So we shot this video last night on the iPhone. It’s brief, and for some reason out of focus, and doesn’t show much walking. In other words, it’s a lousy video. But that’s the best we got right now. Sorry for the low quality, but please enjoy it nonetheless…
(If you look closely, you can see Daddy’s BlackBerry in Nyan’s hand – and you can see him store it in the drawer. That seems to be his new thing. The other morning, he had the same BlackBerry, and then it was gone… took me a few minutes to find it: he had put it in the washing machine. Of course.)