So, um, yeah.
I might be a little late on this one.
Sorry about that. Forgive me? Well, I hope you are all nodding yes…because this is gonna happen either way.
That’s right…it’s my Memorial Day post about thirty days late. Man, I am nothing if not totally on top of things. As a slap on the wrist I promise not to make any potty jokes.
I totally made Jeremy & Will wear matching outfits on Memorial Day. What? That’s not what Memorial Day is all about? SAY Whaaat?!
Will is totally headstrong. Always has been. Since the moment that they plucked him from my bloody belly and laid him on my chest to nurse for the first time. I swear he looked up at me and said “I got this Mom” with his eyes. And then he proceeded to breastfeed all wrong. But what he doesn’t have in technical skills, he makes up for with sheer diligence. Case in point – trampoline jumping. And no, he doesn’t know how to jump yet. But dang it if he doesn’t BELIEVE he can. See that little tongue out? Yup – that’s the I CAN DO IT face.
Followed up with a little Daddy high-five…or should I say Diddy high-five. That’s right…I’m married to B. Diddy.
This photo cracks me up. Just look at the bottom of the trampoline…and you will too.
Faceless portrait. I’m not good at these…but this one hits a chord with me. I think it’s because of the way Jeremy is hugging Will…it encourages me to take more photos of things besides faces.
Our Memorial day family picture. And I think this is the best picture to explain Will’s hair color…yes, we have a little auburnite.
And yes, he gets compliments on it all the time. For Halloween I might make him Raggedy Andy. Jeremy don’t argue 🙂
Will, like most children I imagine, is obsessed with mops, brooms and vacuums. I hope this continues when I start doling out chores…which should happen next week.
Will has also learned to climb up & down stairs…which is nice when I am in bed and ask him to get me a snack.
I have photos of my dad…95% of them are him grilling some kind of meat. I’ll have to work on that.
Will is mildly obsessed with television. He now knows how to turn our tv on and this morning I found him sitting on the couch watching Family Feud. I can’t blame him…Steve Harvey is very funny.
As you can see, Will’s sideburns aren’t in yet. They are coming…but not totally there yet.
Sometimes we just brush his hair forward…it’s a comb forward a la Justin Beiber. Which brings me to my next point….maybe the Beibs doesn’t have sideburns either…
Will also discovered the neighborhood cat that hangs out at my mom’s house.
At first he was purely delighted at Tennessee (that’s the kittys name)…
But then, he became a demon baby…
Just in case you can’t see what is happening here…
my thirteen month old decided to attack a defenseless animal. And his eyes turned totally black. I did not photoshop that. Let’s just say that I prayed a lot that night…FOR HIS SOUL.
I took away Diablo’s Paci as punishment. Here’s a pretty picture of my mom’s hydrangeas to balance out the ugly cry.
And my mom teaching Will how to sniff. It looks like she is making a yucky face but she was just exagerrating the sniffing action.
Will has discovered his ears. And other people’s eyes. It makes for uncomfortable introductions…what with the eye gauging.
And because Memorial Day wouldn’t be the same without a flag photo…here we go:
Also, I am going to start labeling the throwing photos. Other moms tried to warn me of this occurance…the excessive throwing…of course I didn’t listen because I thought my infant would be superior. He would be bored with chunking objects through the air. No. I was wrong. My baby is just like all the other object-pitchers out there. There are babies in this world that are superior…the magical little infants that don’t throw….and they are called girls.
At the end of the day Will opened the door to the pantry, pulled out a Capri-Sun and brought it to me. Seriously folks…I thought that your kid had to be, like, old before they did that kind of stuff. I mean, he still doesn’t talk. Except for saying “Diddy”…yet he knows how to bring me a prepackaged fruit drink?
So that’s our Memorial Day. A wonderful rested day shared with family and feline…and all because of the sacrifice of so many.
What did you guys do? And are you planning anything fun for Fourth of July? We have plans which I am sure you will hear all about…..in October 🙂