Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Busy days...

It has been a crazy couple of weeks with barely a moment to catch my breath, let alone get around to any proper posting here. Nic had his vasectomy to ensure Kellan's place as our one and only, so I've been single-parenting it a bit, plus nursing a sore husband. Work is manic. The weather has been lovely, so we're trying to fit in as much outside time as possible. All in all, its been busy, so I thought that I'd recap the last couple of weeks with some memorable Kellan moments:

1. Begging to dress up in his Elmo Halloween costume -- to go to Walmart!

2. Day after day after lovely fun-filled day of playing at the park together, often with his friend Carmen.

3. Standing in his footie pajamas helping me to unload the dishwasher (when you're doing it all on your own for a week, a gesture such as this is more than simply cute, it is truly monumental).

4. Learning to say, "All right!" -- "Ah riiiiiigh!", adorable.

5. Taking items from my dresser to put on his stuffed toys. Real make-believe play!

6. Speaking in sentences. The boy has been chatting up a storm and no longer uses one or two words, but puts together multi-word sentences for every thought. The current favourite is, whenever you give him something, a cup for example, he'll reply: "Here you go, cup". Or when finished on the carousel, "All done neigh neigh (his word for horse)". Last night there was something rather long and complex involving nursing, though I never did figure out what he was talking about!

7. His new word for video -- "Lo lo". The sound that a rooster makes -- "Neigh neigh oooooo". His word for jacket -- "dadet", and his word for Elmo -- "Ohm".

8. Running circles around the teacher at his Church Mice music class, chased by Carmen, and inadvertently falling into the box of instruments when he turned around to look at Carmen in pursuit. This is the first time that he ever blushed.

This is such a fun age. Every day is an adventure. I am loving and savouring every minute of toddlerhood. Yes, there are tantrums, and yes, he can be stubborn and try every last bit of your patience, but overall he is a happy, fun loving, brilliant, and absolutely perfect little boy. Less than a month until he second birthday and I am sad to see these baby years fading so quickly, but so excited to witness what is yet to come. Isn't motherhood the ride of a lifetime?

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