Friday, September 30, 2011

Things I love about James...

My son is just amazing. Every day he does something new that surprises me. Today he and I were cuddling in our bed since I was too tired to get up and play yet, and he took his binky out and put it in my mouth (well, not really IN my mouth, I was pretending). He LOVED this game and thought it was hysterical. Then he pulled the sheet over his head and, after I said, "Where's James?" he pulled it down and I said "There he is!"He would then kick his legs and squeal like it was the best game on earth... and then he did it 20 more times. I love that toddlers have the attention span of a gnat, but then at the same time can become so fixated on a task they will do it over and over.

James also loves to clap to show that he likes something. He doesn't say anything really yet, but tonight I was pointing to a paper turkey I had on the wall and saying "gobble gobble gobble", and a few minutes later he pointed to it and said "Guh guh guh." We have some amazing conversations, my son and I. :-)

I should also mention that James is walking more and more, so much so that we can now hold his hand and walk in the stores instead of always carrying him. He's getting so fast and LOVES to practice stairs and go down slides!

A lot has happened in the last few weeks and we've been busy with projects, parties and job applications. I haven't gotten around to posting about the rest of our Disney trip, but I hope to do so soon... each post takes at least an hour to do, and I just don't have that kind of time these days. I am sewing up James's Halloween costume while also trying to declutter and deep-clean the house before the holidays (and before we possibly move next year). Needless to say, with James going down to just 1 nap a day, I am exhausted and just don't have the time to do all these things like I used to!

Here are a few pics for now to tide you over till I can post again. ;-)

At cousins Levi and Asher's 3rd B-day party (can you believe they are THREE already??)

Cousin Asher modeling the Indian vest I made for him... and the boots, fireman hat, and light saber Grandpa got him!

One of the many harvests from the garden... this one had carrots!

James putting a lego block in the microwave.

Good morning!

I rarely make things for myself, but this is somethings special I made just for me to carry my music to choir rehearsal.

James and I went exploring in the backyard... he loved it when I stomped on the deck. :-)

My tribute to Maryland for my husband finally bloomed!

He took off running for the stairs, I had to run after him to make sure he didn't tumble down them!


He heard a dog barking, so he was signing "dog" on his chest.

Exploring the slide in the living room!

We were playing. <3 my son.

Eliot putting through the "flash flood" on the mini golf course.

James watching daddy putt!

Also, here's a video of James going down the slide all by himself!

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