Thursday, February 15, 2018

No thanks!

This little guy is such a delight.  He doesn't like diaper changes and protests with a rapid fire "No thanks!  No thanks!  No thanks!"


Monday, January 29, 2018

cute machine

I took L with me to get a tire fixed.  He just hung out and was happy for the hour it took.  This tire place has a nice waiting room.  It's so different when you go somewhere with just 1 child.  We let the youngest stay up much later than the other kids and they get to have that only child sort of bedtime hangout.

Today L came by the kitchen asking for "food? food?  food?"  I offered him a bagel and he started clapping and saying "Yay!"  When I gave it to him he said "Eat this."

He's so cute and growing up so fast.  He still looks like such a baby and will for the next 5 years. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Two words

 This is L on Christmas eve eating with a fork on the hearth at Grandma and Grandpa P's house.  He was great.  It's amazing having family gatherings with all children old enough to just be.
 At uncle T's house L had so much fun looking at all the cool toys.  This is a rocket backpack uncle T made.  So cute!  L was surprisingly good about not touching their lego creations. 
L is so lucky to have 4 siblings that are so good to him.  Here he is on M's lap.  Earlier that day I'd offered him a cheese stick and he cried out "Chee,  Chee,  Doh!" looking back toward M.  He was calling to her to get a cheese stick.  I love that our children have been so receptive to being trained to share.  I give L 5 marshmallows and he goes and finds all the kids and gives them each one.  There have been times, with M&M where the sharing didn't go so smoothly.  But in general it's fantastic.

He's using a lot of 2 word sentences now.  He'll say "Taoh Mom" for Thank you Mom.  He loves "Choo Choo Train". 

He ate too much corn on the cob today.  He loves it.

He still gives a lot of lip kisses and makes us all laugh.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Quick adaptations

This is how the outing began, with lP forcing L to feed hay to Penny the cow.
Within a very short amount of time he was happy to go and feed Penny the cow.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

together time

Last night L brought me 2 library books I'd been reading.  I picked him up and took him to my room to snuggle and read.  After a while he got out of bed and went to get the other book and set himself up to read the novel.  I just enjoyed that time with him thumbing through the book.  Then I went and got him a book with pictures.  He laid down and read and occasionally talked about what was in the pictures or leaned over to give me a kiss.  When I rolled over to read on my stomach, he rolled over too and that's where he fell asleep.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

little bird

L is becoming quite a parrot.  He answers the questions in Dora and copies a lot of words the children use.  He's so adorable and fun.  Today he came in and cuddled with me for a few minutes before asking for a bottle of milk.  I'm glad he has times when he can be cuddly and sweet.  Today he fell asleep on the way home from the park and P unbuckled him when they got home.  He woke up enough to get out of his chair but then fell asleep on the bench seat and later was sleeping on the floor of the car for hours.  He's so fun.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

new adventures

Last week we went to Swing Park for the first time in a long time.  L has grown up so much so now he's able to have such a fun time.
 This park has so many cute little nooks and this little guy is in his element.
He was looking super cute today with this magnifying glass.