A window into my world (please refrain from fake snoring noises)

You know you’re a mom when you download a dozen photos from your camera and you just can’t possibly decide how to narrow down the cute ones to two or three to post on your blog, because they’re just ALL so darn cute you can hardly believe he’s your son.

Yes, I realize I am a walking (OK, not really walking, more like sitting on my comfy chaise typing while watching the “Reaper” season finale) cliche.

Regardless, here are a few snapshots of the most common things I see every day:

1. Kostyn with his tongue stuck out. I don’t know why this is a thing for him right now, but it is. And as you can see, it’s not the run-of-the-mill “I can see the tip of my tongue if I stick it out in front of me” thing. It’s the full-on Gene Simmons “I can touch my chin and possibly my chest with my tongue” thing.



2. Kostyn shutting me out of a room. Prepping me for the teen years, I suppose. Except now he does it with such a huge smile on his face I could just kiss him every time. (If only I wasn’t on the other side of the door.)



3. Kostyn crawling around with something in his hand — usually something wooden that makes a nice echoing “bang bang bang” on the floor as he wanders around the house. The overprotective mom in me worries that he might slip and do damage to his wrist. The lazy mom in me likes having a sound effect that lets me know where he is at all times. For example, “Bang...bang....bang...[silence]” = Kostyn just entered the dining room and is now playing in the cat’s water bowl.



4. And this is one of my favorite sights. No matter where he is in the house (or on the screened porch, as you can see), when he sees me he usually has the same reaction: First a smile, then a full-body turn in my direction, a pause for effect, and then a head-down, eyes scrunched, babbling-smiling-giggling race-crawl toward me to be scooped up for a hug and kisses. Ain’t nothin’ better.

10 comments:

joseph said...

CUTE! SO, SO CUTE!!!
You watch "Reaper?"

Tara said...

Yeah! I've said it before, but he is just gorgeous. He looks so happy, too.

Robyn said...

Thanks, guys. And I do watch "Reaper." Chris started watching it this season and I always sat at my desk, working and making fun of him (because as you may know, it's incredibly campy and low budget). But somewhere along the way I started criticizing less and watching more. And now I'm glued!

Kim said...

Love that kid! Can't wait to see him next week!

maestra said...

Definitely the second most adorable kid in the universe! He wins in the under 2 category ;) I can't wait to have the two of them together!

Carol said...

Love love love the tongue photo. And I can definitely appreciate the "bang, bang, bang" infant tracking device. We try to keep one installed on Noah around here too! Of course, when remote control (or worse, cell phone) meets tile floor, I have to wonder which is more valuable, the remote or my laziness...

Lauren said...

You know you're a fellow mom when a friend posts 4 photos of her precious son and you ask, "Is that all?" and beg for more.

I want to see more Kostyn!

EthansMommy said...

Those are great pictures! He is so flippin' adorable!! I LOL at your blog and how you write!

Jay said...

i absolutely love the pics and i so understand where you are coming from... i have the hardest time deciding what pics to send to people or put in my blog... when you have a walker i listen for the marching stomps to know where she is... that is my only tracking device..lol

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

He is such a ham!!!