Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pretty Princesses & Polka Dot Dresses!

Little Dude is well on his way to being a 3 year old, and I am definitely noticing some changes in him recently. I love noticing all the little differences, and I especially like to record them because these are the details that I really don't remember well when I look back on the blurr that is my kids' babyhood. These are all pretty typical developmentally speaking, but through this momma's eyes, they are amazing and awe inspiring.

First there are the stories. The imaginations on these little guys are mind blowing, and the connections they make can be hilarious. Toddlers are busy putting 2 and 2 together, though the answer isn't always the 4 you're expecting. I think this is the reason we get some of the really funny "from the mouths of babes" comments that are so common for this age. I have posted several of my own under Little Dude's Special Gems. As 3 approaches, the stories become more elaborate as the imagination kicks in. All the sudden I find myself being informed that puppy dogs like to ride in space ships because there are big bones in outer space.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Kid Said What?

It is a fact that when learning this whole talking business, most little people are going to be less than perfect at first. Mild speech impediments are very common in toddlers such as lisps and mispronunciation of Rs. Little Dude is no exception here and it has had some hilarious (and somewhat embarrassing) results at times.