Thursday, May 31, 2007

Toby is officially 5 months old and still growing like a weed. He is also becoming quite the little traveler as well. Kelli and I took him to the lake house over Memorial Day Weekend where he was introduced to a swing, the kiddie pool and his active cousins Cami and Megan. Based upon the look he's giving the camera, its a good thing that it is only a single seat swing. I've already dubbed this his "How you doing?" look.

On Sunday, family friends of the Canatsey's joined us at the house for a bar-b-q and some washers (Midwest version of horseshoes played with wooden boxes, a paint can and literally washers. Description provided for you east coasters reading this :) The kids obviously had a great time and Jackson seemed pretty smitten with Cami... Uncle Joe has his eye on you Boy!

It is always a blessing for Kelli and I to get to spend some time with Lisa and Mark, her sister and brother-in-law. You'll see him later on in the show... Lisa is always so great with Toby and she had some assistance from Megan.

After the weekend Kelli continued on in her travels, this time heading down to Harrison, AR to see Cami graduate from Kindergarten! She worked very hard, and it only took her 4 years... it is Arkansas. Just Kidding, she did a great job. She was even asked to give the Opening prayer and did wonderfully! Congrats Cami!

Uncle Mark was keeping Toby occupied, as it appears he was ready to run out amongst the kids. With him being my son, its pretty easy to distract him with any type of ball! There are small tears in my eyes as I look at these pics. The coach in me wants to break down his "game film".

In picture 1, he's obviously protecting the ball with 2 hands. Please notice how well he's blocking out. Mark is clearly going over his back with his left hand to get to the ball. Great positioning Toby!

What tenacity! He's clearly getting fouled on the left arm, but rather than trust the zebras (which coaches never do), he's willing to use his face to protect the ball. A little man after his daddy's heart.

When Uncle Mark could finally pull him away from the ball, Toby is in great defensive posture, one hand up, one hand down, on the balls of his feet ready to move. Dad, please notice his reaching with his left hand. He's keeping the Wilmot lefty gene alive! At least his dad would like to think so...

As you all can tell I am highly delusional when it comes to Toby and his early athletic prowess, but he does now roll over from his back to his tummy and attempts to kick his legs. Crawling early? we certainly hope not! What we do know is the joy he brings us and the love we have for him. I keep trying to talk Kelli into #2, but we'll leave the timing in the Lord's hands.

Talk to you soon!

Joe- the Proud Papa


Lance and Heather said...

great post Joe!! I can't believe Toby is getting so big. He's a cutie!

jessicabusse said...

Your kid is the cutest thing in the world! I think he needs to be in some kind of commercial or print add or something. The faces he makes are so classic and it just makes him so cute!

Karen said...

I love the play-by-play commentary. Can't wait to see what you'll be writing when he can actually hold the ball himself! Too cute.