Thursday, January 10, 2008

Daniel's Busy Life

Daniel is a very busy 2 year old boy, not unlike most, I'm sure. Here he is helping Daddy put the new computer armoire together. (He also insists on helping me with tasks like feeding Sarah, much to Sarah's dismay.) By the way, Kevin, this "helping" photo is definitely for you. My brother Kevin walked through this house telling his bride Tara how he helped Dad remodel the house, and in some cases, how Kevin did it all himself. I wanted you to know, dear brother, that THIS is how you helped Dad. :) (Dad actually said that Kevin did help when he was older, and Kevin made a BEAUTFIUL crib for my precious nephew! Check it out on his blog.)

Here is Daniel sorting all of Daddy's tools and nails. He had such a good time until I found him. :(
Daniel LOVES the dulcimer that Daddy brought home. His uncle made this one and his grandparents gave it to him. Daniel told me to "sit and listen." He was rather upset when I didn't immediately comply. He is learning to talk so quickly that I'm still not used to understanding a command! So, I sat and listened. It was beautiful. He had to come over and look at the picture every time I took one - then he would go over and complete his concert. He laughed at this photo and said, "Foot. Up." Then he giggled some more - toddler humor :)

These next pictures were all taken TODAY. I'm posting these next two pictures in honor of Keetha, who saw two posts with very similar pictures the other day. If you'll look closely on the toilet seat, you'll see a pile of toddler wipes that are to be used in the potty room. I guess it's more fun to pull all the wipes out than to actually sit on the potty.
We stuffed them all back into the container together.

I went into the other room to change Sarah, forgetting that my laptop and Daniel were in the kitchen, unsupervised. I didn't think to take a picture of it until Brad was mostly done with the repair job, but I think you can get the idea. Daniel was sitting in the second time-out of his life when I took these photos.

So, while Rachel and Daddy were at the school for her piano lesson and Sarah was napping, I gave up doing anything "productive" and helped Daniel set up his trains. We both had a great time playing together - OK, we were each playing by ourselves in the same space, but it was fun! Daniel is modeling his "CHEESE" smile, while Jack wonders why I made him sit there, poor dog. (Note to Amy - I'll buy him a new bone next time I'm at Picture Perfect - that will be his belated Christmas gift.)


Keetha said...

Oh my, I didn't even know the keys would come OFF of the lappy!!! I think I'm glad our nest is now empty.

Yep - - - that's the THIRD "pull tissues out of the box" post this week!!!

I'm waiting for the sugar and flour all over the kitchen floor posts - - - at least that's what OUR kids used to do when we turned OUR backs.

Amy said...

I'm glad Jack hasn't been completely forgotten. :) I think building train tracks is fun, too. Oh, and we've had keys pulled off our keyboard. I think Barry gave up and bought a new one. A few times, actually. I'm off to make and enjoy an Italian Romano Cheese Ball--all by myself. :)

Robin said...

What a busy boy! I would have loved to hear the dulcimer concert!

Keetha said...

Finally, after a year and a half of blogging, I figured out how to make a link list - - - go find yourself on my list!!! :-)

Keetha said...

Did you hear the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of my teeth way over there in HC when our beloved Colts lost today?????

Terhune family said...

We're in Marion on Sundays, but I did hear the weeping and wailing :(

Keri said...

I love the look on Brad's face in the laptop picture...priceless. My laptop lost a ctrl key and I never did get it to go back on!!

Keri said...

AHA! I'm not the only person who blogs this late at night. LOL!!

Mackinley likes to look, too. Usually he sits on the stool at the counter and watches whatever I'm doing.

I see Daniel's trains! MJ would go NUTS!! If he keeps up this love of trains, we'll have to look into the table setup like what you have. I just don't want to take out a loan for Thomas. LOL!!!

Terhune family said...

Keri, I must confess that the wonderful table was a garage sale find - $10 - and I wasn't even looking at garage sales at the time! My friend Amy was up for a rare visit (she's the one who got us started with this whole Thomas thing), and she spotted it at a sale near my parents' house. What a deal! It's actually a Hotwheels table, but it works very well.
Getting all the grandparents to buy Thomas for Daniel's presents has kept us from taking out a loan :) Amy also introduced me to All Aboard - they have the BEST prices on all things toys, including Thomas.

Amy said...

Ah, thanks for giving me the Thomas-know-it-all distinction! Brady's into Thomas now, too, so our collection is quite large. Barry says we'll have to have an all-Thomas room very soon! Of course the boys will have to fight their daddy for the Thomas toys when they're ready to move out....Oh, and we found a square train table at Wal-Mart for $50. We use it for art & as a portable coffee/game table. But still, $50 is a great deal on a wooden table!

Anon said...

There's something about toiletries and bathrooms that toddlers just came seem to resist.