It's storming today, and the worms are out...at least in our kitchen. I wasn't up for getting out, so instead we stayed at home and made dirt pudding. I almost forgot about that stuff. But then I had a 2 year old and was quickly reminded. Graham sure enjoyed it...just like he enjoys anything chocolate. He told me the worms were scary, but then he ate them, so I guess they weren't too scary. I didn't have any Cool Whip, so I made real whipped cream, and it made it even better! You can tell from the pictures that G had to have a bath before nap time. Chocolate covered him from head to toe!
I asked G if he wanted to read a book, and he went to the bookshelf and pulled this one off. Then he told me, "Read self." Okay Graham, knock yourself out. He sat there for a few seconds so he could "read self" and then gave the book to me so I could read it to him. I said, "Don't you want to get a book from your room that has pictures?" He replied, "Read this." So I began reading him The Summary of Christian Doctrine. I'm pretty sure applying for seminary is on his agenda for tomorrow.
"Aw!" "Almost!" "Fall in Water!" "Splash!" "I did it!" I bet you're a little confused right now, but these are all things that Graham said last night as we watched Wipeout. The kid loves that show. Who would have thought? I looked at him with a smile thinking about all the times I had gotten frustrated with him throughout the day. Wanting affirmation that everything was okay, I reached over, grabbed his hand, and said, "I love you Graham." He simply retracted his hand and said, "Space."
And of course I knew exactly what he meant. When he follows me into the bathroom I say, "Graham, I need some space." I wasn't sure he completely understood me. But I'm now convinced he has a pretty good handle on what "space" means. Okay Graham, I'll give you some "space." Just don't turn into a teenager too quickly, you hear?
This is the book that Jeff so appropriately chose as Graham's potty book. Thank you very much Jeff. I love cleaning up mudpies.
And in other news, this is what our son looks like when when tell him to close his eyes as tight as he can. It is also what he looks like when you tell him to smile for the camera. Go figure.
And this is our happy little girl. I'm thankful to be saying "happy." She's been going through a very fussy stage, but I think we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm at least happy that she's been sleeping really well. Eight to ten hours between feedings at night! Graham was about 7 months old before he started doing that!
If I were married and didn't have kids... at least not kids that run around the house like crazy and need to eat every 2 hours, then I think I would do this for Valentine's Day. Pretty cute, clever, and romantic, huh? Can't you just picture a couple lounging on the pillows and eating Chinese takeout with their chopsticks? It's a Valentine's Day fort featured on Design Sponge. All of you friends out there who can ship your kids off for the evening or haven't yet embarked on the journey of parenthood should definitely try it out. What's more fun than building a fort? And if anyone dares to build a romantic fort, please send some pics. I think I'm in love with Valentine's Day.
...there was a red balloon and a little boy turning two! Yep, I'm the mother of a two year old. And this two year old loves the moon, and he's pretty fond of the story Goodnight Moon, so I decided to put on a Goodnight Moon 2nd birthday party. We wanted to have RC colas and Moon Pies and rent a Moon Bounce, but maybe we'll save that for another year. We went the healthy route for lunch with hot dogs and mac n cheese:) and then dove right into the cake and ice cream. Graham enjoyed himself while I came to terms with the fact that he's no longer a baby. Here are just a few pics from his special day.