Finally got around to planting my kitchen herbs
(they seem to be doing well, despite our Hades-like temps recently)
Here's what MKM has been up to of late:
Whyyyyyy, won't my pictures display correctly? I tried rotating this one 3 times.
Playing with a pull & peel Twizzler (didn't care a thing about eating them, but enjoyed pulling them apart); contents under nails at present include playground dirt and blue icing from a classmate's bday party. He's a real catch.
Strawberry Summer Cake from Smitten Kitchen. You should make this. Soon. So easy.
Here they are (upside down) playing at a birthday party. What is the deal, Blogger?
And yet, here he is running with popsicle in hand. At least he doesn't have it in his mouth, right?
I really do count my lucky stars all the time at how inquisitive and intelligent he is. He has always just seemed to be in a hurry - he was huge when he was born, sat up at 4.5 months, crawled at 6 months and was walking by 10 months. He's still that way...he just whizzes through life. Please understand that I say none of this in a boastful way...it's our reality and that's where I'm coming from. I say this becuase for me, it's hard many days to sit down and appreciate the little moments, but I do try. He's still so sweet and loves to hug and kiss (and invents lots of boo-boos that he commands me to kiss) but those baby traits are just melting away and he's becoming a big boy before our eyes. It's fun, but I see why people talk about how much they miss thier children being babies. I couldn't have appreciated it even this time last year because we were still in the throes of it, but even this short time later I really can identify.
Focusing really hard on some eye-cweam
He's 100% boy and we still call him Pig Pen with good reason. He is very into climbing, being chased and general rough-housing. Every time we are outside with Dixie he'll look at me with a gleam in his eye and ask if he can go running. He loves to "dig-dig" in the dirt and is getting more into sports. His daddy has been very deliberate about teaching him to go "boom" and swing his arm like he would a baseball bat, but by the looks of this it continues to be more likely to me, that he will be a catcher. He's always been a squatter.