Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sorry for the Delay....But Now Nearly 20 Months....

So it has been nearly 2 months since my last post and I do apologize as the life of a 1.5 year old is an ever-moving ever changing experience. There are a ton of photos, ton of videos, ton of milestones, ton of silliness, ton of injuries, ton of the same old same....

Last blog was 2 weeks before Gunner became a 1.5 year old. He was still in baby purgatory of limited speech and physical capabilities. In these past 2 months, Gunner is developing his true colors. In my limited experience and observations with babies and child raising, I think it is quite obvious that each kid has their own niche and amusement that drives what a kid learns and when. For Gunner, it is letters and numbers and has been since maybe 4 or 5 months old. He has always just loved and been enthralled with letters and numbers. He can recite the alphabet, type the alphabet, and count to 10. It is amazing to watch and many people marvel that he is a genius. Oh he is not.

Gunner is just like all kids, he is better at some things and not as good at others. For him, letters and numbers are a joy. He kicks a soccer ball (thank you Jesus) but isn't too interested in football or baseball. He can't climb on and off the couch. His running and jumping is what one would call "clunky" or "wobbly", even though his bowed-legged-ness still makes it the cutest thing. Some babies talk up a storm where Gunner is still on a very limited vocab. But he did learn "please" today, even though I'm not 100% sure he knew why he was saying it....

I think at this age of learning, we as parents are just fortunate Gunner enjoys interacting as I feel he gets a lot from his interactions with my wife. He loves songs so a lot of his vocabulary and identifying objects lately as come from song lyrics....think Head/Shoulders/Knees/Toes and not Bruno Mars or Lil' Wayne. Also shapes, colors, and animals are becoming more intriguing daily. Coolest thing about kids is how something new seems to pop out of nowhere everyday. One day, it's a blank stare and the next it's a wave goodbye or a high five or the saying the word "shoes"....

But it's still all about the laugh, not the giggle, but the deep belly laugh. There is nothing better than a peek-a-boo session that can make your kid fall on his butt from laughing so hard. My proudest moments as a father are the two times G started coughing and choking from laughing so hard that we had to stop playing so he could recover his breathe. That is one of the few Lundberg traits that Gunner shows because myself, my brothers, and my father all sometimes laugh so hard we can't breathe. Other than that, Gunner is definitely his mother's son....Now time for photos galore....

Best Fonzi Impression....
 When you love letters, this art is just CRUEL....
 The look when you realize your parents have been holding out by not sharing the fun of painting!
Official 18 Month....
 
Official 19 Month....
 That guy who holds up the line at Starbucks being on his phone....
 "Okay, you sure you got this?"....
 "So....is it or isn't working correctly??"....
 All Force and Might....Dodgeball Killer!
 GG and Maddie....Album hits stores around Christmas....
 Trying to look like a 10 year old....
 Learned the selfie....and loves it....
 "Son of a....every time!!!!"....
 Whoa....Serious Donuts....
 Baby Gymnastics is legit....