Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mr. Milk!

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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


L is wonderfully independent.  We were at the shore recently and he toddled down to the water and just stood throwing sand into the water.  This little place is perfect because there are no waves.  It's behind a barrier island but still ocean.  It's just an incredibly beautiful little shoreline to visit during the cool months when nobody is trying to go in the water much.  There are oysters in the water so I wouldn't like to have the kids walking or swimming in them.  In the summer the beach is better.

L cannot be contained anymore.  We went to the fountain of youth with our co-op recently.  He had to be taken out of the planetarium.  He can't sit through sacrament meeting anymore.  I rarely bring the sling anywhere now because he's too busy.  But he is also very sweet, and signing and talking all the time.  It's so fun to have such a little chatterbox boy.  He still doesn't sign any names, but he signs a lot of objects and animals.  He loves to watch signing time and will sign for it so sweetly.  His sadness at being told no is so piteous.  His happiness when we say yes, so beautiful. 

He currently signs:  Baby, cat, dog, fish, banana (which he signs apple, but says nana, and means banana), milk, please, thankyou, sorry, yes, ball, bubbles, balloon, and go.