around here lately...

Ephram has been…

· walking around the house and exploring every room by pushing his car around. · talking on his toy cell phone (or tv remote), because he has important calls that need to be made now that’s he’s a year old. · enjoying the new taste of whole milk instead of formula. · loving snacking on cheerios between meals. · attempting to steal beverages from anyone, especially if the beverage is contained in a non-sippy cup device. Beer bottles are his favorite. · cuddling and snuggling with Beau and I a ton. My favorite was the cuddle between every handful of cheerios yesterday at snack time. · shaking any toy that makes a noise, along with some quiet toys, just to make sure they don’t make noise. · testing the limits when it comes to pushing buttons in the blu-ray player. · hiding under books, rolling his cars, putting shaped toys in matching shaped holes (with help), and proudly stacking cups. · seeing the world from a new perspective while riding in the car. · enduring a never-ending runny nose · wishing for spring and the stroller rides, park visits, and gardening fun that comes along with it (even if he doesn’t truly realize it – i believe he’s grown quite sick of the confines of our home). · putting up a fit about getting dressed (one of those things that comes with being a toddler, I suppose). · attempting to use a spoon for eating, though the hands tend to be more efficient still. · diligently brushing his teeth (I don’t think he’d ever stop if we didn’t make him). · playing happily in his crib for up to an hour in the morning before asking to get up for the day.