As for kicking the soccer ball, Enzo has become pretty impressive. We were playing back and forth in the kitchen yesterday. I treasure these times we have. He enjoys to kick and run, dribbling the ball through the house or in the grass. And he can throw, too. He has a toy football and a toy baseball that he throws pretty far and with great accuracy. He does not catch yet but we played catch today anyway as he threw the baseball straight to me to catch. Then, he watches the ball come back to him and then runs as needed to pick it up. He loves to play ball above all other playing. He also enjoys airplanes; to see them, to have me make the shape with my hand and then to make the noise as my hand flys over him, and now to play with his own super cool wooden one that his mother bought for him at the thrift store.He caries it and makes his own airplane noises.
I have heard that people relive their day when they sleep. Sometimes Enzo will go through his day before sleep. A lot of the times that sounds like him repeating names "y Mama y Papa y Mama y WaWa (Maggie) y Gaga (Dog- Monte), y Ana y Mama y Papa..." while he rolls around in bed getting closer to sleep. I find it adorable to listen too. The day Tami bought him his new airplane he and I also watched an episode of Top Gear together. That night he said "Coche" "Airplan'" over and over. This happens when he is winding down and so the mood we are going for is quiet and sleep inducing but sometimes he is just funny or catches us off guard and we have to stifle the laughter. After he went to the last A's home game of the season with Tami and her family, that night lying in bed, quieting down, The Kid yells out "OkLnd!" and claps his hands in the dark! Then he does it again and again, "OkLnd!" Clap Clap, and he just laughed in between. Fantastic. There is enough light in our room for me to look over and see Tami, like me, enjoying the moments and also trying hard to not laugh aloud.
These are beautiful kids. They grab my attention, smile and laugh, love each other, Ana smiles at me, and Enzo will hold on to me to snuggle in when I carry him. They make me smile and laugh, and make being on the floor the best place to be.