Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A little baby cuteness for Wednesday

J (sitting on my lap now, practicing his high Cs and wiggling his eyebrows as if I should know what he is talking about) has become, at five months, what our babysitter calls a "spokojené miminko" or a contented baby. He smiles, he babbles, he squeals with delight if you tickle his belly or fly him up in the air. I call him a lap baby, because that is where he prefers to be - on your lap, or my lap, or maybe even Caroline's lap if she isn't too bouncy. When he finds himself without a partner, he considers it his job to let us know - vocalizing in loud acks, or drumming his heels on the bed until you pick him up again. Then he utters a few infant "ty ty ty" noises in admonishment, tucks his head into your shoulder and sighs in contentment. Spokojené indeed.

11 comments:

lenabee said...

Ahhhhh. The sweetness! (PLUS I love that particular pj.)

Julia said...

It is soo cozy.

countrypeapie said...

Awwww -- what kissable cheeks!

lizardek said...

AWWWW

Eleanor said...

Oh my goodness. Mmmmmm...........

eurolush said...

J. sounds like a happy boy. What a sweet baby. Love the red hair and the chubby cheeks...

Five months is a wonderful age. Thinking about my two, who are turning into young adults before my very eyes, makes me wistful for those early days.

Kaylen said...

I can almost imagine the smell of his hair, slightly baby shampoo, slightly sweaty from sleep!! VERY cute picture!!

Barrett Bonden said...

Check out those hands and fingers. Pianist? Violinist? Cellist?

Lucy said...

Ooh, eat him all up!

Betty C. said...

Too adorable!

I just ran into your blog through a comment on Poppy Fields and thought I'd say hi. I'm another American expat in France.

A student of mine just had a wonderful three-month internship in Prague and it made me want to come visit the city someday.

Singing in the Rain is one of my favorite films, too.

Have a great Sunday.

Julia said...

Thanks everyone, and Betty, nice to meet you too!