Monday, August 02, 2010

17 months old and 4 1/2 years old

I have traditionally used the month mark to run a comparison picture of Gavin and Danny at the same age, but I've reached the point where I don't think it makes sense to do... they are so different and each their own person that I am going to opt for a current shot of each instead.

Danny has more words than we can keep track of right now -- seriously -- the kid repeats EVERYTHING! Water, dog, puppy, Mommy, Yeah!, the name of most foods he eats and our personal favorite "Oh, no!" He is always ready to dance and wears his endless supply of joy on his sleeve at all times, despite having a rough year of various childhood and day care ailments. I try to take a page out of his book when I need to improve my attitude in the morning -- we all could use a little of it.

Gavin is starting to enjoy being a "leader" in his classroom and super stoked about the August slate of field trips they have planned: the Capitol, the zoo, the Union Terrace and the Randall School park. He's still semi-obsessed with the Lion King and intends to be a lion for Halloween. In fact, he asked me this weekend, "Why aren't you making my costume?" The fact that he thinks I am crafty enough to do that is pretty funny. His teachers tell me he speaks quite a bit of Spanish, but I think he doesn't believe I know enough of it for him to test it out at home.

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