I love watching how his little mind works to figure things out. He's made the decision to climb up our stairs before if I ran upstairs to do something - he tried to follow me a couple of times. Then the gates came out.
|Doing laundry with mommy|
|Stealing mommies cookies|
Still no walking yet. He had a couple of falls while practicing taking steps by himself on our hardwood floors, and now he's very careful to always hold onto something if he's trying to move.
Levi also has a new love of pillows. He'll play on our bed for ages while I'm getting ready for job interviews or networking meetings, just in a circle of pillows, falling on one after the other of them and laughing uproariously.
He's also becoming more frustrated and stubborn. Not that I can talk :) he has little tantrums when he can't get what he wants. If its just something he's not sure how to get because he's too little or can't figure it out, I tell him to have patience while I help him. If it's something he wants and knows he can't have, I put him on the floor to kick and scream until he's finished and will behave again. I don't have time to try to calm a nonsensical child down while they're trying to take out one of my eyes :)
But those aren't all the things Levi has been up to. While I've been out of work, we had some beautiful timing with one of Tim's cousins bringing her family over from England to visit for two weeks - with six year old and three year old daughters.
We started a few weeks ago by having a lovely picnic in the park near Tim's sister's house, and then heading out for some home-made ice cream at Lapp Valley Farm. We spent some time at a local baseball game, where it commenced to pour and soak some of us through and through. Levi liked helping to hold the umbrella up :) We went strawberry picking with our neighbors, Joelyn and her son Kai who's about 19 months old. Levi sat next to me and ate berries and then put the bits he didn't eat into a my bucket. and then he started crawling up and down the little aisles looking for more :)
|At the beach!|
And now we're back home. I think by the time. we made it back home after a week and a day or so, Levi was super excited to just stay in one place. Whenever we run an errand and come home he gets all excited, kicking and waving his arms.