I have had this post swirling around in my head for a few days, and was so excited to see the topic of Toddle Along Tuesday this week is "Something you love about your kid(s)".
I've been fascinated watching Gavin learn and grow, and that kid is "all boy". He's so rough and playful...he never stops! He's just a little ball of energy. He's always trying to figure out how things work and how to do things- it's amazing, because stuff like that never interested me. Luis says Gavin has the mind of an engineer. Who knows! He's just been so much fun lately. He squeals with delight when I get home from work! He can turn any toy or object into a drum. He will swing all day long if you let him. He loves playing outside with his ball, playing with mud, then tasting mud, and finally spitting out mud: lather.rinse.repeat. He's just so fun to engage and watch.
He's also had a bit of a word explosion recently. In a week, he's added 4 new words to his vocabulary: Dora, OW!, Bobo (which is elmo), and Dough (his build a bear..smells like cookie dough, hence the name). He said Mama once, but every time I try to get him to say MA-MA he laughs and says, DA-DA. He'll get there.
Last night, Kadence was playing with play-dough, and Gavin kept doing the sign for "eat"; I finally gave him some to see what he would do- he immediately put it in his mouth and took it right out. It's been a while since I've tasted playdough, but I believe it's pretty salty. We ended up sitting him at the table with her, and he did great playing with it! I felt so bad that I didn't have him up there initially. I figured he was still too young. He amazes me with what he's capable of- the boy can whistle! Luis was whistling and Gavin just watched him for a second, and he figured it out. I still can't really whistle!! I love my son so much- all the things he does that make him unique, make him special, make him- HIM.
I guess that's more than one something I love about that kid!! I'm glad to have a place to document all these little things, because I'm sure to forget as they grow.
Oh, one more funny thing- well, it may be one of those, "you had to be there" moments. I'm not sure. Let's see:
The other night, Gavin was tired and sitting on my lap with his paci in his mouth. He reached out for the cup (not sippy) of water in front of him and proceeded to take a sip...without taking out his paci! He soaked his shirt and got upset. Mother of the year that I am, I laughed and laughed...then of course I changed him. If nothing else, it's funny to me. :)