It's always such a curiosity of mine as to what my son is thinking as we expose him to this great big world around him. Luckily for us he does not hold back on the facial expressions! He is full of them from a beaming smile to a furrowed brow and the ever famous scowl he inherited from yours truly!
Ace and his dad often explore "nature" together and Ace has been introduced to dirt, grass, leaves, flowers... all sorts of things. Now of course Ace is meticulous in his research of this funny nature stuff and insists on sampling everything with his most trusted tool: his mouth. Call me crazy, a realist, or right on target - but as long as it isn't poisonous, excessive, or a choking hazard, I don't really mind. I am of the school of thought: dirt don't hurt. In fact my husband would go as far as to say it helps! But that's another blog...
Other new things my son is discovering is animals! He's grown up with the two cats and he is almost the same size as them now (I know I have HUGE cats!) Ace shows a great interest in them and chases them around the house. It's great exercise for his eyes and tracking objects! But this weekend Ace got to play with a new species: the dog! Now we don't own one, but Grandpa and Grandma do! His name is Bailey and compared to Ace he is a giant, but the most lovable giant in the world! Just to be safe (more for Bailey's sake than Ace's) dad stayed down and played too! Ace was so excited and still has a long way to go in grasping the concept of gentle! Bailey though was very patient and never really had a good tug from Ace. Even though in his kissing of Baliey it does look like Ace has a death grip on Bailey's ear. All was well.
Ace climbed all over Bailey and of course loved the tail and the ears the most. Ace was so excited and very happy to have this new form of entertainment ;-) It was so fun to just watch him learn what teeth were and that big thing called a tongue. Bailey was so gentle and just laid there and enjoyed the petting and attention. Ace and Bailey are becoming fast friends!