Sep 29, 2013

More Pictures, Please?

I have been taking a lot more pictures of Liam lately for a few reasons.  First, he's little and growing up way too fast.  Landon is growing like a weed too, but not like the little guy.  So many changes going on, mainly in personality.  Plus, I'm with him more.  Secondly, he has moved from the more subtle stage off toddlerhood to the funny, crazy, get-into-everything, loving, cuddly, total-test-mode, pretend-play, curious, imaginative stage.  The blossoming is fun to watch, but even more fun to capture on a digital camera.  Thirdly, he is my model.  Liam has had a camera in his face since birth, and as many pictures as  take of him, he is shining like no other.  He's been conditioned.  When the camera comes out, he will want me to take pictures of him and then he will want to stop to see what they look like.  He laughs and gets very excited to see himself on my three inch screen.  He will then go off and do something else and say, "picture", and pose and smile.  And, of course, the next thing out of his mouth is, "see? see? more? more?"  Boy, am I in trouble...maybe the world, too.  What makes it worse are Liam's beautiful golden blonde locks, dimples (all three), chubby cheeks, blue eyes, and gorgeous smile.  Yep, I'm definitely in trouble. *sigh*


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Sep 28, 2013

Bob Hedge Park

We haven't been to this local park in quite awhile.  The weather was nice, and the boys were eager to go.  Perfect combination for an outing with the family.  The boys were off having fun and making new friends as usual, and then we noticed Landon just wasn't himself.  He seemed to be slowing down and sitting next to us more so than he would any other time.  We didn't think too much of it until we got in the car.  He told us his head hurt.  We went home and told him to crawl into bed and rest his head, thinking it was from all the excitement (and maybe the heat).  From that point we realized he had a fever.  Poor kid.  It amazed us how something like that can come on so quickly.  He appeared to have a good time, though.   It started to get dark anyway, so we did get to spend a good hour or so there.   Landon is feeling much better today.  It's probably a good thing because he has a baseball game.  Poor fella never gets a long enough break to take it easy.

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Liam's facial expression is priceless.






















Not every day do you get the chance to sit on top of the world. ;)


 

Sep 27, 2013

Pining For Pine Cones

When Landon arrived home the day that Liam and I went for our walk, he noticed two pine cones sitting on our counter.  Striking his curiosity he asked where they came from.  I told him what Liam and I had done that day and then he wanted to go.  He mentioned putting the pine cones on our Christmas tree.  About the time that we were heading out the door, a friend of Landon's came by to ask if he could play.  A light bulb went off and asked her if she wanted to join us.  It's great how something so simple can be so fun for all of us.  While we were picking the pine cones Liam met a new friend.  He was so sweet with the cat.  He would lay or sit next to it and pet it gently.  Contrary to popular belief, he is a gentle child.  He's so sweet and loving.  He sat with the cat and played with his tail for the longest time.  The cat loved it.  Since we're not cat people he hadn't been around one and I wasn't sure how he'd react.  Would he be scared?  Would he be rough? Nope.  He always seems to amaze us, and having a little faith in him does wonders.  He was so happy and proud all at the same time.

We filled the bags with all kinds of different pine cones and walked home.  Liam is a hands-on kinda' kid who always wants to help.  He took the bag from his brother to help him out (and to feel important, of course).  About half way home, he looked at me and said, "heavy", so I carried it the rest of the way.  The kids had a great time.   I need to find more of these simple things to do!  And, nobody or nothing was harmed!  Okay, okay, maybe a pine cone or two.

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Sadly, the adventure came to an end.

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