Leighton's almost two years have flown by faster than Blair's it seems. Splitting time is tough. And bless Blair, she's quite the demander of time.
Leighton is the sweetest little thing. He's a cuddler and rough and tumble boy at the same time. He can hang with the big kids - and does. I think people think I'm crazy sometimes because of the things I let him do. But he has to learn. I'm certainly not going to put him in danger. But he pushes and knocks babies down. He's really a beast when he wants to be. And I tell him not to do something and he says, "why?" He doesn't even know what that means, but Blair says it, so why shouldn't he?!
The cuddly part of Leighton will lie with us in our bed and give and take sugar. Sometimes he says no, but sometimes he'll lean in to get a kiss on the cheek. He says "La loo" which is love you. He said it to Brad first and to me without repeating April 4 when I put him in bed.
He has been so happy to be back in his crib after the first stage of the remodel forced us into cramped quarters. He's slept in completely empty rooms, the unfinished master bathroom, and the master closet. He looked around his bed and felt his sheet when I put him down. He also stopped waking up in the middle of the night. I love that he loves his bed and that he will cuddle with us in the mornings!
He just loves "eye tream" - ice cream. He really likes anything sweet. His mama blessed him with that. And his daddy. He had it coming.
He really says tons of words - too many to count. He'll repeat almost any word you say. And he repeats the end of most every sentence.
He says Linnie as clear as day and can say Pagan for faegan but still calls her Gaga.
He likes to call things by the end of their names or by combining sounds: Box for sand box, teeth for brush teeth, mup for pick them up, pere for up here, know for I don't know, and he asks everyone doin? for what are you doing?
He loves the kitty and say kitty very clearly.
He likes to watch a "moomie" in the car. His favorites are the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ones. He asks for the "mouse." He likes Blair's KidSongs too. They are both really into the Who I Want to Be right now. They like the fireman, cowboy, and candyman especially. We don't watch tv at home unless it's first thing in the morning before we get up - just a habit we got into with Blair and haven't stopped.
He still says "gaput" to get out of the high chair. Don't know where that came from but it has lasted months. It was really in some of the first things he said.
Loves berries. All kinds. Really find of raspberries especially right now. He goes through spurts. And he begs for chips.
Wants to go "side" constantly. He adores outside. And his skin shows it. He's a little gingerbread boy like his daddy.
Leighton is so in love with Brad and still has a fit when Brad gets home. He runs to the door screaming dada dada dada dada!!
We went to the beach for spring break, and he loved the pool. He was timid but confident at the same time. He did very well in the puddle jumper.
He is OBSESSED with cows. He calls everything on the side of the road a cow - even though he knows what horses are. And all produce is apple right now. He's very focused. :)
When he sneezes he says "nose" because he thinks he needs to blow his nose. He keeps on until I give him a wipe. He also says "nose" when he sees me get out the wipes.
He will say 'tink when he has a dirty diaper sometimes.
He has not been a big fan of reading, but he is liking reading and books more. But wants to do it himself.
Still loves Bwaya to pieces. When we drop her off at school he asks about her. And if she is still asleep when he wakes from his nap, he asks for her.
Tells Gus and buddy to "go on!" And "no!"
Loves to ride the ranger and the gator. He likes to ride anything. "Ride" he says.
When it's raining he proclaims "Cold! Wet!" But ponds, puddles, oceans are all called WET! He points out the car window to a pond: "wet!"
I have no idea where it came from but he calls his blankets "Sock." It started sometime in January and has stuck. He has two flannel blankets he sleeps with, and they are both "sock."
I just love when I'm changing his diaper and he puts his little hands over his eyes, removes them and says boo!
He always talks about jammies. He always wants to put on jammies.
He says "Put" or "puts" for feet.
He says "Pind it" for find it.
He likes the helicopter in his toys - copter he calls it.
He is finally beginning with two word phrases: Gus out, Put it in, Have it, I got it.
Gets up in middle of night or early morning, and we put him in our bed. He wants to lie on top of me or Brad with his head shoved between our collar bone and jaw. It's quite awkward. But he eventually goes back to his bed. He sleeps better there - and so does mama.
Lately he exclaims Oh! I love it. He asks about where something is - juice? Sock? It's in your room. And he says Oh! It makes me smile.
I also love that when I ask him something he says "know" if he doesn't know.
He can jump - and is very proud.
He's 33 plus inches and over 23 pounds. He wears a size 4 diaper, size 5 or 6 shoe, and size 24 mo one pieces and 18 month shorts and shirts. He got his top canine teeth on 4/20 at the same time. The only ones left are the bottom canines. Mama's ready for teeth to be done! The dirty diapers are plentiful and burn within a minute. It's no fun!
He still takes a 3 hour nap at 12:30. He goes to bed around 8 and wakes up around 7.
Sort of random, but that's the boy for now! Love his sweet self.
Child of God, wife of a farmer, mom to a miracle, RN; picture taker, animal lover, Spanish speaker, world traveler, former high school teacher. I love food, knitting, blogging, and living in a small town. I write about a little of all of the above!
Brad is my husband of 6 years and the reason I live across the branch. From a very young age he knew he'd be a farmer. God gave him the love and the talent -- and he's the best looking and the best dressed farmer I know! He's funny, creative, and he's the most wonderful husband and father. He's the one that can make Blair light up like no other.
Blair is four! We are so blessed to have her. She was born very sick, but God gave her strength and brought her through it. She has hearing loss called Auditory Neuropathy and wears hearing aids. She also has chronic lung disease, but you wouldn't know by seeing her! She is the busiest, funniest little thing who keeps us laughing and on our toes. I thank God for her every day.
Leighton is the happy roly poly who joined our family this summer. He has been a joy and is as sweet as his big sister! He's such a blessing, and we're so thankful for him!