Thursday, August 13, 2009

On the Road Again

A lot of the time I feel like I have to actively stop myself from worrying too much about Michael's development. All indications are that he's healthy and moving along just fine, though he is taking his sweet time with some of those milestones. Lately, as though he needed to reassure me, Michael seems to have ramped up to some new level of awareness of the world around him and his place in it.

For example - all of a sudden it is often important to him to do what Harper is doing. Therefore, if Harper colors...

Michael colors.

He thinks he's such a big boy, watching the cars, holding his crayons... For a moment I have a vision of homework sessions and afternoon snacks shared around this same table.

Then Michael starts to eat his crayons, and they have to be confiscated.

With Matt and his parents busy all weekend, I'm packing up the kids and taking this show on the road. Tomorrow afternoon we're headed to visit Erin and Tracy and I can't wait to throw our six kiddos together and see what happens, it's been far too long since we've visited. Put away your crayons Ladies, here we come!


Giselle said...

Why, oh why must they eat everything? My Michael gets so angry at me for taking things away...but he insists on eating. Playdoh is our big struggle...he desperately wants to play with it, but he just can't resist tasting its colorful temptations.

Have a great time with Erin and Tracy. Take lots of pictures. And tell Tracy to get a blog so I can be nosy and watch her kids grow up ;)

tracy said...

AH!!! You will be here TODAY!! I can't wait. Drive safely. I love you!!

Anonymous said...

Michael looks like such a big boy even though I just saw him last week. I hope that you have fun with Erin and Tracey. Tell them I say hi!!
Love Auntie Shannon

bluedaisy said...

Have a great weekend!!! Taste-testing non-edibles has been popular in our household too at various points...crayons continue to be a source of temptation ;)
I want to come hang out with you guys!!!

Astarte said...

Well, you said you were envisioning snacks together at the table - he was just acting on your desires! :)

samantha said...

Oh the TEARS! The WOE! you are obviously a horrible mother who won't let her kids do ANYTHING.