Thursday, August 23, 2012

"I See Rhinos!"

The kids and I went to the zoo a couple of weeks ago, and this latest trip seemed to make a big impression on Will.  Almost every day we have some form of the following conversation (usually at 6 am when he's up and I'm rocking him to try to keep him from waking up Claire):

Will:  "Mommy!  I see rhinos!"
Me:  "Yes - when we went to the zoo, we saw the rhinos."
W:  "Mommy!  I see monkeys!  Ooh ooh ahh ahh!!!"
M:  "Yes - we saw monkeys.  They were really funny and loud."
W:  "Mommy!  I see jaguar!  Seepy.  [Sleepy]"
M:  "That's right - the jaguar was sleeping when we saw him."
W:  "Jaguar.  Shooo-wee!"

The last part of this conversation had me a little confused, but a couple of days later I remembered that when we were walking by the jaguar, I said something about the flamingos (which are on the other side) being really stinky and that we should keep going.  It's interested to see how much he already remembers - such a funny (and verbal!) little guy!

Thursday, August 09, 2012


After bath last night Will was watching tv while I slathered his legs with Aquaphor (the constant battle against eczema!) and put on his pajamas.  Claire laid her head on his tummy and said "I really love you, William."  I said "Claire!  That is so nice!"  Will just pushed her head away - her head was blocking his view of Super Why.

At least tonight he reached towards her during dinner and asked her for a hug.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Will is a pretty cuddly little guy, especially right after his nap.  Yesterday he was a little fussier than usual, and we cuddled on the couch for a little while.  He was feeling better, so I went to the kitchen to get him some water.  A minute later he came running in with his arms up and said "I need hug.  And kiss."  My heart just melted, and I quickly knelt down for hugs and kisses.  But, it got even better when he then ran over to Claire, arms open wide, and said "Sissy - I need hug and kiss."  She happily obliged, too.  I mean, who could possibly resist that little plea?