Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lighting Up

This having boys thing can be weird.  Milo, after a few months of struggle, is now proficient at using the potty.  He can totally do it, but in this warmer weather, he has found peeing in the backyard to be just about the best thing ever.  Ugh.

Today it was time to buy new shoes for Milo.  His blue Crocs from last year are maybe getting a smidgen tight and have definitely seen better days.  At the shoe store, where he refused to have his feet measured, we picked out a pair of light up, white, Star Wars tennis shoes.  By adult standards they are hideous.  By a three-year-old boy standards they are the best things ever.  The shoes not only light up, but make him taller and runner faster too.  He wanted to sleep with them tonight.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Leo - 4 Months

This 15 pound, 25 inch little man is a joy to be around.  Unless he is super tired and then he's just cranky until bedtime.  For the most part though, he is a symphony of giggles and baby gurgles.  His smile is bright and big.  Leo has also started sucking on his thumb or sometimes his pinky.  He will take a binky just as he is falling asleep, but tends to spit it out the rest of the time.

Leo rocks tummy time and it is clear he would really like to move forward.  For the time being though, he just scoots backwards and turns (both from the tummy position and from his back).  Lately, he has preferred being on the floor rather than his bouncer.  He still likes to be worn and has graduated to the soft carrier (Boba) rather than the Moby Wrap.

While certainly a mommy's boy (he tried and refused a bottle once this month), he also loves to hang out with Daddy and watch Milo.   He makes the perfect addition to our family.