L is a child full of personality and fearless. I love his sense of self preservation. He goes up to the waters edge and throws rocks, not himself, in. He is so excited to do everything his siblings do. He is so adorable and busy. Tonight he got to roam around this beautiful area by the intercoastal and pet Buddy the dog. Also, L kissed me for the first time since I got back. It's important for them to wrap my heart with their love.
When it was time to go I said it was time to go and then started to
leave. lP was worried that I was leaving the baby behind. "I'm not
leaving him behind, I'm going. He'll follow." And he did.
The pool isn't free this summer. Bummer. But the beach is still free and the splash park is still free. We had a great time Monday. L is so cute standing at the edge of the water throwing fist fulls of sand into the water. He gets brave and lets go of my leg, then the water comes and he's right back to my leg. At the splash park he was just so delighted. I'm looking forward to going every week. Last year we were so busy going to the free pool every day, that we hardly went to the beach and didn't go tot he splash park at all. They were all free but I was valuing the pool as something I was getting for free... Sometimes a door closes and a window with a splash park opens!
L is growing and has such a cute way of being demanding. His sign language is so strong and he is so certain of himself. I'm so glad he can tell us just what he wants so sweetly. Milk and fish? OK sweet one.
L goes through these rough cycles. He's teething or he has allergies, or both. Right now he's a mess with snot coming out his nose and drool coming out his mouth. Poor boy. We're keeping him home from church today because he might have 1% of a cold mixed in with his very wet faced self.
His sign language is going great. It's so sweet to see how he can mimic most signs and use about 25 appropriately. He's got: Milk, more, please, thank you, Mom, Dad, Ball, Balloon, fish, dog, cat, bird, carrot, candy, food, water, book, outside, bike, hat, coat, donkey, gator, go, uh-oh and yes. It's so fun.
L really likes to drink milk. I'm sure the others enjoyed it a fair amount. I know they all went through a phase of drinking from a bottle. L doesn't eat much and if he doesn't have his milk he's in despair. He's perfectly contented while he has a bottle to suck down. We made it through an entire baptism on Friday because L had a big 8oz bottle. Yay! But he doesn't know when to stop and his stomach gets distended. Then he burps and it sounds like he's throwing up because he doesn't have the muscle control to modulate the outburst. Fortunately we're all pretty used to this so it doesn't freak us out too often.
He wears these cute red suspenders. I love this boy. He's at an adorable stage of running around in a bow legged fashion. He's into everything the big kids do. It's wonderful and terrifying.