Yes... my little boy is no longer a baby but is a talking, walking, busy, and often demanding little toddler. I love his budding personality and am grateful to find humor in his curious mischief and little tantrums. I still am so grateful that he loves to cuddle and is still very babyish. He LOVES to be held- I hear multiple times a day "mommy... hold you" as he extends his arms up requesting to be picked up. His constant companions are his pacifier and blanket and we do not dare go anywhere without them. Sharing does not come easy to him but he is happy to give any child a hug or kiss. He enjoys folding his arms for prayers and will yell with glee "Amen" once we are done. More than once he has insisted that we pray while shopping in the grocery store or the mall. He loves books and usually wants me to tuck him in bed with one at night. He is fascinated with school buses and knows that after his nap one will drive past our house. When he hears it he presses his nose against the window to watch it go by. He often hides himself in the closet or bathroom and will yell "mommy" until I come find him. We play the hiding game about 20 times a day. His favorite animals are fish. He likes to talk to me about them and would spend an endless amount of time in front of our museum's aquarium if he could. He is a picky eater but will eat any type of pasta. He has his own little language that I am proudly able to decipher (well, most of the time). Some of the frequently used words are:
Mee Ma, Mee Ma: Clean up Clean up (he sings this to the nursery tune 'Clean up, Clean up, everybody everywhere'). He will sing this after he throw his food onto the floor.
Here are some photos from our trip out west to visit family:
playing at aunt Katy's house in LA
Disneyland with Katy, Lizzy, and Tommy
video from our ride on the tea cups (please ignore my very annoying 'mommy voice'). You may need to let it buffer a few times before playing it.
Katie has the most beautiful orange trees in her backyard...I thought they deserved a picture on the blog.
A beautiful day of skiing with Frank, Lauren, Bryson, Taylor & Crystal
Dad and my grandma & grandpa Bigler
Alana and sweet baby Elle. Poor Daniel was having a rough night :(
Celebrating Tommy's 1st birthday! He is the cutest thing:)
We were able to visit Trish and Hunter in Manhattan Beach.
Daniel giving his great grandma Richards and kiss on the cheek
Daniel and Aunt Crystal