Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dancing seems to be a theme here

So, the latest batch of videos from the O'Neill household seems to have a high proportion of videos of Caleb dancing. He's got the music deep inside. If you watch just one video from this whole upload, watch the "Scout" video (the third one)... it's probably the cutest thing you've seen all week.  In chronological order (dating back to July 18th):

First is a scene from daily life...  Caleb DJ'ing our kitchen clean-up time.  Of course there's dancing.  Also includes an animal recognition game and a near disaster with the dishwasher rack.  This one's nearly 3 minutes long, so only watch this if you're a relative.  Otherwise, go ahead and skip on to the next couple videos.

Next we've got Caleb enjoying another of his favorite hobbies - tormenting Sierra.  This one was especially fun with a special dog-bothering toy that squeaks like a duck when it rolls.  You'll notice Julie's parents' dog Watson got in on the excitement a little bit too.  This is notable as the only video that does not feature dancing.

Way back in December, Caleb got a whole bunch of toys for his birthday and Christmas.  Being the resourceful parents that we are, we decided to put some of them away so he'd have new toys throughout the year.  One of the toys that just got put into rotation was "My Pay Scout" from Kristen and Dom - it's a green stuffed dog that talks, sings, and knows Caleb's name!  He's been LOVING this toy and even takes it to bed with him.  So here's a super cute video of Caleb enjoying some of Scout's songs.

Last week Julie and Caleb went to the brand-new music play time at Orange Public Library.  Caleb loves music and starts dancing any time he hears a beat.  If he hears drumming, he'll stop what he's doing and start drumming on his belly.  So we knew it would be a good time.  To start things off, they put out a bunch of drums and mallets.  Caleb scoped the scene and quickly made his decision - to the Big Drum.  He started dancing when the music came on and forgot to actually start drumming for a bit, but with a little reminder he started laying down some of his own beats.

After drum time was up and drums and mallets were cleaned up (not without protestation), it was rhythmic gymnastics time.  Caleb was surprised to see that none of the other kids figured out you could grab more than one scarf! After hoarding multiple scarves and throwing them in the air, he quickly succumbed to the beat when the music came on. The only thing that broke the spell was when Caleb spotted the stack of drums that had been put away.  

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