Thanks to the Sorenson Clan for giving us the best birthday book every. It is a Superman book, with textures and popouts. It is a totally great book and it has taught Liam to be a more active in the book reading area. He loves to touch the ‘Man of Steel’s muscles and pet his white dog crypto. Sometimes he even points at our white dog and says “THAT!” It is pretty darn cute.My mother was recently here (it was more like June, but who is counting) and enjoyed some story time action between Liam and Superman.
It is so totally incredible to me that one short year ago Liam was a maggot. He couldn’t move or smile or do anything really.
Now he can:
- put all the kibbles into the water bowl
- take all of the clothes out the the bottom drawers of the dresser
- clear the book case
- fall into the pond
- chase the chickens
- ride his Buzz Lightyear cart
- hide the tv remote
- take the plastic closet bolt covers off the toilet base
- eat regular food
- use the dog door to get out whenever he feels like it
- snuggle up to you and coo so sweetly
And so much more. He has about 5 words and can go get things that you ask for (as long as he also thinks this is a good plan) like ‘where is your cup?’ Andrew and I take him on several bike rides a week and he loves to wave hello to everyone. Neighbors, cows, quail & deer all get a wave and a ‘HI!’.
This is not without it’s challenges. Camping over the long weekend we found ourselves with an inconsolable Liam at 2am and for the subsequent hour there was nothing to be done to improve the situation. Or when he dashes off towards the chicken coop just after you have cleaned him off from the last foray into the chicken yard. It can be pretty frustrating. All in all, we are having a hell of a good time and I am looking forward to the next phases.