Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tiger Bear's Thumb

Lots of things I always mean to remember:

1. Long Bean thinks he is a tiger. Or maybe a bear. He growls like both. We mostly refer to him as tiger as the "Sorry Roger, you tiger now" commercial is one of our favorites. But when he puts on his furry bear suit for cold weather walks, he becomes a griz. And what is better about the suit is that Esther says he looked like a real bear from behind when I showed up carrying him in my arms last week.

2. Today he rediscovered his thumb, and told it he was sorry for neglecting it for several months.

3. In his exersaucer there is an arch on which you move beads back and forth. He has decided this use is stupid and instead pulls with all his might to get the arch to his mouth to chew on. It is not really bendy nor intended to move, but he makes it work.

4. He wakes up unbelieveably happy most mornings. He didn't get that from me. But he will smile and hit me in the face and pull my hair and giggle and have a grand old time. Makes waking up a lot easier for me when someone so sweet and cute is there smiling at you.

5. First tooth continues to make it's way through the gums. Tooth number two is fighting to get out as hard as it can.

6. I can hardly carry him in his carseat. I will soon have to discontinue use and get a wheelchair for my broken back.

7. Because Aaron has a beard/goatee off and on Harmon will never reach up and grab his face. Instead he will carefully put his hand out and rub it ever so gently on Aaron's chin or cheek. It is very cute looking. I on the other hand never have facial hair and so always get smacked by the not-so-sweet hand.

8. Every night when Aaron is putting PJs on, he and Harmon have a battle. I will often hear Aaron saying "good one" or "well played!" and "I'm victorious". I think Aaron wins every night because he always manages to get them on, but Harmon enjoys his little victories.

9. Harmon always wants what you have. (like every kid on the planet) If you have a tv remote and give it to him, he wants the other one you are holding. If you pull out a not in use keyboard for him to type on, he wants the real one. If you are talking on the phone, he thinks it's his. Why does every child on the planet know the difference between real and fake things? It's magical I tell you, and only going to get worse.

10. Along with all the growling Harmon does a lot of screeching. My screecher creature. Really high pitched, and often right before or after a low growl. He is really loving his own voice, and so far so are we.

There is more. But this is more than you wanted to read and it's late. But it's for me anyway, you just get to read if you want.

1 comment:

  1. I love these little things! Not only because I am getting ready to have a baby... but also because you are such an entertaining writer, and Harmon is SO entertaining, even in a blog. :-) Keep it up!


Sorry for the comment moderation, I keep getting spammed. Lame.