Yesterday, we said good-bye to Bryan's grandmother, Nanny. She was a remarkable woman. In the four years I have known her, she has made me feel like the wife she would have chosen for her first grandchild. She has given me a listening ear and sound advice when I talk about work, children, and marriage. We spent fun nights around her dining table playing cards and Rummikub. The past year has been especially tender as she has loved on Lee.
We will miss her when we gather as a family and hear stories about her international bridge partners that she found online. :)
We love you, Nanny.
Nanny humored me by posing for a picture with Lee. We made her get her position just right before we gave her the baby. (We have a picture of her holding Bryan in the same pose.)
Lee's longest crawling "runs" are almost always inspired by Nox, the cat. This particular chase began at the laundry room. Nox had just come inside for a bite to eat, and Lee was watching her. When she ran past him, he was off! I only regret that I did not capture the entire chase...
Earlier, Lee has been helping me sort the mail (translate, tearing up the junk mail). Little bits of paper were all over the floor. As he began to follow Nox through the dining area, he stopped every "step" or so to move a tiny piece of paper out of his way. I have never seen him stop for anything in his way before; you can see the path he crawls through on his way back through to the bedroom. I was laughing so hard, and luckily, it inspired me to turn on the video to capture the rest of the chase on film.
I feel like my mantra with Lee lately has been, "Lee, that's not a toy." This is partly my own fault, because I have not finished baby-proofing the house. When he got hold of this item, his play was so cute, I could not bring myself to stop him right away.
Despite how these pictures make it look, this plastic bag is NOT a toy!
For Easter, Lee received a cute onesie with a monkey face on the behind. I laughed when I noticed that tag said it was in the "Speedy Exit" line. This perfectly describes my experience when dressing Lee lately. Below are photos of Lee getting dressed after breakfast. You may think I don't have control, but I am learning to take it when I need it!
Already hard at work.
Lee does help by taking off the second arm of his sleeper. He is pretty proud of this.
We used to be able to coax Lee with his bench and hammer. Now, this only works one or two times and we have to try something else.