You have these babies and then one day you turn around and they know what you're saying and they hand you a towel at the end of your shower. And they have the tiniest pudgie bodies that toddle all around the house. And...It sounds crazy but it's a little magic.
We have been loving that magic lately. Noah is irresistible--he runs around the house pulling things off of counters and generally making a mess. His favorite game is when you pretend you're a monster and you chase him around. He runs as fast as he can (which isn't really that fast but it involves some serious leg-pumping) and when you catch him you tickle his tummy and he erupts in laughter. The best part is that when he wants you to play he makes a roaring noise like a monster--then he expects you to chase him.
And in a non-sequitur it turns out that kids who don't know any better love playing in the snow on a 10ft porch just as much as playing in a yard.
|watching the snow fall|