I have a confession: the idea of dressing Levi up in a costume for Halloween I think is the best thing ever. I imagine him dressed up as a cute little lion or tiger, or maybe a little sailor outfit. But while visiting Wendy's on the way home from Gigi's this past weekend, we hit the jackpot Halloween idea: Where's Waldo! Wendy's kids' meal toy was a little set of glasses. Or rather, two sets...which might have been a fluke. But isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen!
|First taste of sushi!|
We had a big accomplishment while riding in the car on Long Island this past weekend - Levi finally signed the word "more." We've been trying to teach him a handful of signs for about 9 months now, focusing mainly on the words "more" and "all done" so we know what he wants when he's yelling or throwing food at mealtimes. In the car on the way to the beach, I was asking (sitting in the back next to him) if he wanted more goldfish crackers, and he signed it correctly (some kids just clap their hands or make a fist with one hand but have an open palm in the other)! He also will sometimes copy us when we add "please" or "thank you" signs before or after giving him food. So it seems that Levi is good at doing things well, just....after awhile. Someone asked me at a party how long he'd been walking because he's so sturdy on his feet, and the answer was three weeks. I can't blame him, I hate doing things unless I'm good at them - so he's just watching and waiting until he's sure he'll be successful :)
Visiting GiGi was, of course, fabulous. Delicious food, great company, the beach, and getting to sleep in while she watched the little man :) He's become kind of addicted to his little sandals. We can't put them on fast enough in the mornings for him (he shoves the second one at my face while I'm trying to push his toes into the first) and he not only insists that he put them on every time he notices them by the door or by his changing table, but he brings us our own shoes to put on. Even if we've just taken our shoes off, he keeps bringing them back to be put on. It's a good thing I own about 50 pairs or shoes :)