one night after all of my boys were in dreamland, i was at the computer looking through old pictures. i was trying to find something, but instead got caught up looking at pictures from when levi was just days old. although i have said a million times that our family is complete and i don't want more kids ... in that moment, i started to tear up at the thought that i'd never have my own LITTLE baby anymore. that LITTLE baby is not so little anymore. he is growing up fast. so very fast.
he will repeat anything his parents, his brother or the television says.
he will NOT let me sing him the ABC song. i have to capture this on video. i get about three to five letter's in, and he's trying to cut me off. so yeah, we have that going for us. at this age, his brother had been singing the abc's ... but obviously levi is beating to the march of his own drum on this one.
he is bossy. he likes to direct others what to do. EAT! SIT! GO! SHUT UP! (that last one is one that i'm not too fond of ... but i think it comes from other people telling their dogs to ... well ... shut up! when we are around).
speaking of dogs ... he LOVES them. he has two little stuffed clifford dogs at home that he carries around with him. they are his 'puppies' and he kisses them, hugs them, puts them to sleep ... and tells them to SIT! he loves seeing dogs anywhere we go.
loves the water. like ... throws a massive fit when taken away from any water source.
he loves hanging with his big brother. tucker complained the other day that levi doesn't know how to do anything (he wanted a playdate with a friend instead). obviously they are not on the same level, but man, do they have some good times together. levi wants to do EVERYTHING that tucker does. tucker asks us something, levi repeats the same thing to us ... it's almost comical. he is learning quite a bit from tucker. which is good and bad. ha!
he will eat anything. ANYTHING. EVERYTHING. except tomatoes. he tried them twice ... but both times did not care to have another bite. he totally loves food. i hate to see how much he likes food when he's a teenager. geesh! he is eating at the table, off a plate and using his spoon and fork like a pro. when he's really hungry, he digs in with his hands. caveman style.
favorite foods include (but are not limited to): cheese of any kind, yogurt, hamburger, any kind of cracker ... and for a treat: m+m's or ice cream. oh, he screams for 'iiii ceeem! iiii ceeem!' ... and i love it.
he still has his blankie and his binkies. i haven't cut him off from his binkies yet. it is totally a crutch and probably my issue, but whatever. i know they will be gone soon and then that's one more step closer to him being so much older! ha, i'm a freak. i know.
my child also likes to stick the fringies off his blankie in between his toes. he is odd. what is even more odd is that he'll stick anything in between his toes. his binkie, utencils, etc. yummy. please note: he also hates wearing socks unless he's getting his shoes on.
while he still is obsessed with the bubble guppies, now the backyardigans have been tossed into the mix. i can't wait until he likes to watch things like 'journey to the earth's core' with his big brother. so much less annoying.
he is wearing size 2T/3T clothing. depends on the brand. size 7 shoe, but that will probably be going up shortly too. the boots he is obsessed with are size 11 ... and they are WAY too big for him, but that doesn't stop him from wearing them around the house (or to daycare sometimes). i might need to officially hide them so his feet don't completely melt once it starts getting warmer.
likes to climb up on things and turn the lights on and off. he stands on his potty chair in the bathroom to mess with the light switches in there. silly kid.
at bedtime, we have our little ritual with usually goes pretty smooth. we get ready for bed. levi hangs out on tucker's bed while i read tucker bedtime stories (levi is usually playing or reading his own book on the bed during this). then we give our hugs and loves goodnight. i then can usually go out and rock levi for a bit and he's out. i then put him in his crib and he's there all night. he also HATES to get out of bed in the morning. have i mentioned i can't wait until he's a teenager?
loves medicine if he ever needs it. and since i was giving him honey when he had a cold a while ago, he sometimes will ask for that by the spoonful. it's cute. he's still my honey bear.
is kind of obsessed with babies. didn't realize how obsessed until we'd be at different hockey arena's this winter and he'd go up to random stranger babies and stare at them, want to touch their stuff (car seat/stroller) ... sometimes it was a bit crazy. and no, this doesn't mean i'm going to give him a little brother or sister either.
loves to bring tucker to school with me in the morning and pick him up with dad in the afternoon.
he loves to wrestle. and more often than not, he appears to be winning.
favorite toys include: cups, pots, pans, kitchen utencils and anything he probably shouldn't have.