Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Favorite Blanket

I think Milo has finally decided that he has a favorite blanket. He has always been a blanket baby but I kept changing out the blankets he slept with so that he wouldn't get attached to one inparticular so it wouldn't be a big deal if we went some where and forgot that blanket. It took 16 months but despite my best efforts he seems to have formed an attachment to one of his blankets. I first noticed his growing love when I went to put it in the wash and he threw a fit. He didn't care about the other two blankets that went in the wash, just that one. Since then when I get him out of the crib in the morning he grabs the blanket and carries it around all day. He even insisted that we take it with us when we were leaving the house.

I am really kind of flabbergasted by this. Other than a preference for Tux (his stuffed penguin) over his other stuffed animals he has never really shown much attachment to things. He has certainly never carried Tux around like he does this blanket nor insisted that he ride in the car with us. I thought that if he was going to have formed a bond like this with a blanket or stuffed animal or something he would have done it by now.

Super Milo using his blanket as a cape

"oh Blanket I love you!"


Milo and the Doughnut

We took Milo to Krisp Kreme for Valentines day and he got to feed himself his first doughnut. He LOVED it!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kitchen Redo Accomplished!

About 5 months ago I posted about repainting my kitchen and I am FINALLY done!!!! It took forever but I think it's worth it. The kitchen feels so much larger and bright.

Dinning area before
Dinning area after
The frame I painted on the wall for this picture
Other dinning wall
Kitchen area before
Kitchen area after
Fridge area before
Fridge area after


Tears and Snot

Though Milo is much more agile now than he used to be he is still very much in the "clumsy toddler" stage. He gets bumps and bruises so often that I can't even keep track sometimes. today for instance he hurt himself 4 times before 11:00am. He was crawling under the desk and tried to stand up and bumped his head, then he was trying to climb on his big beach ball and fell and bonked his head on the coffee table and twice he was opening and closing a drawer and closed his fingers in it. Each time he started wailing and dripping snot and crawled up in my lap to snuggle down until he felt better and each time he covered me in tears and snot! I swear I change my clothes more in a day than I change his and he is the one still eating with his fingers and having occasional diaper explosion. Being able to give him the comfort he needs is all worth it but, man, I get tired to so much laundry.
Milo having a toddler melt down.
He screams and get really snotty and teary and then calms down, forgives me for not letting him have whatever he wanted or making him do whatever it was he didn't want to do (i.e. eat something or get buckled into his car seat) and and climbs up in my lap to snuggle.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Multi Functional Crayon

Milo discovered a new use for crayons at dinner the other night. He decided it would be fun to stab his french fry with it. He wouldn't eat the fry but it sure did make good target practice. I was impressed that he kept getting it in the same place. Surely this suggests that my child is a genius. :)

Chris shot this video of Milo lancing the poor fry with is phone.