Landon and Darion Landon and Darion

Just like brothers! Just like brothers!

too cute for words too cute for words

Landon teases the savage zero Landon teases the savage zero

Darion's 3rd birthday Darion’s 3rd birthday

Darion with his present from Landon, a giant superman Darion with his present from Landon, a giant superman

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Landon and Emily bang the table at the cabin. 20 seconds

Daddy and Landon hike down
Daddy and Landon hike down

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Landon enjoys the ride
Landon enjoys the ride

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

No more pictures please
No more pictures please

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Momma and Landon
Momma and Landon

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Landon hangs out with Aunt Jamie
Landon hangs out with Aunt Jamie

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

family foto family #2
family foto family #2

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Landon's toes meet cold water
Landon’s toes meet cold water

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Gyan watches the little ones
Gyan watches the little ones

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Snack time!
Snack time!

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Parallel Playing.
Parallel Playing.

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Landon stole Em's paci
Landon stole Em’s paci

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

UPSIDEDOWN BABY
UPSIDEDOWN BABY

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Hrm, what are these?
Hrm, what are these?

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Daddy and landon play on the couch
Daddy and landon play on the couch

6/16/07 Payson, AZ

Breakfast
Breakfast

I am so tired. 6/17/07 Payson, AZ

Daddy and Landon
Daddy and Landon

on father’s day. Daddy is wearing the shirt Landon gave him. 6/17/07

foot prints
foot prints

the shirt Landon made at daycare for dad. those are Lan’s foot prints.
6/17/07

Grandpa, Landon, and Daddy on Father's day
Grandpa, Landon, and Daddy on Father’s day

6/17/07

Letter from mom month 10

Dear Landon,
It’s been ten months since you were evicted from my womb by those doctors and nurses at Chandler Regional. The changes between the tiny baby you were, and the almost toddler you are now are amazing. I love watching you grow and change and learn.
Your poor knees are red all the time from your crawling! You are also able to stand unassisted until you get bored with the standing. You’ve taken a few steps, not too far, before falling into my waiting arms, or Dad’s waiting arms. Your balance improves every day. You enjoy exploring and opening things like cabinets.
You are starting to learn words! I feel guilty because I don’t speak baby very well, but I have heard you say Doggie before. Doggie seems to be the first word for you beyond the standard mama and dada. You love animals, dogs especially. I’m trying to teach you to be soft, but you still like to grab a hold of the Dru-Kitty and tug on her. Dru-Kitty indulges you, only making unhappy noises at you if you continue. Eventually she will even get up and leave, and I think she is a little concerned by the fact that you can now follow her. She still gets away, but I think she is beginning to realize that you are getting faster! I thought for sure you’d say Kitty before Doggie, but alas, I was wrong.
Laura reports you also say Baba in reference to your bottle. You either don’t do that for me, or I am just not hearing it, as I haven’t seen you do it. I mean, I’ve heard you babble and pronounce baba as part of the babble, but I haven’t seen you associate the sound to your bottle yet.
You have been getting better about sleeping at night, thank goodness. You will now sleep in sometimes beyond 5 am, for which I am eternally grateful. I look forward to the day when you are able to sleep until eight am. Your napping has been off this last week, and I get the feeling you will be down to one nap a day by the time you hit your first birthday, but I could be wrong.
You went swimming for the first time this month. You were in the Spa with mom and dad, twice. You really enjoyed it, but did not understand the concept of holding your breath. This would come back to bite us all later, when you went swimming in the play pool with Emily (your little friend who is 3 months older than you). Emily’s mom and another friend of ours, as well as me, were watching you and Emily play in the pool. I turned my head away from you for less than a second, and you slipped soundlessly beneath the water. I had you up and sputtering again almost as soon as you went under, but the whole fact that I did not actually see you go under froze me to the bone. I have never been more afraid in my life, little man. You sputtered for a moment, and then were happy to continue playing in the pool, but only as long as mom kept a hand on you. When I pulled away, you would start to cry. On the bright side, this didn’t affect your perchance for baths at night. Your father and I are getting to the point where we are unsure what else to try to keep you calm when we attempt to remove you from the bath water at night. You really seem to hate leaving the bath, and you hate having to get dressed even more.
You are doing wonderful on the food front, I’ve stopped giving you baby food all together, although you still get some at Laura’s. You love rice, noodles, bread, carrots, green beans, crackers, broccoli, watermelon, and so many more things than I can list here. You are still having trouble with the whole sippy cup thing, but I figure you will get the hang of it eventually. Your Dad and I added in reading you a book as part of your bed time routine now, so every night before bed you get a story while you drink your bottle. I used to read to you at various points, but now you get a book a day, and it makes me happy to be able to regularly share my love books with you. I can only hope you will grow to have the same love and appreciation for books as I do, and perhaps even devour books with me.
When I go to leave you at Laura’s in the morning, you give me a big hug and wave goodbye like a big boy now. It’s so amazing to watch. I am excited for you to start walking so we can buy you some shoes!
Happy 10 month birthday, my little man. Your dad and I love you with all our hearts.
Love always,
Mom

weird.  like a bath, but outside... with a girl!
weird. like a bath, but outside… with a girl!

6/9/07

hey, its neat
hey, its neat

6/9/07

I have space to crawl, but my legs keep floating away!
I have space to crawl, but my legs keep floating away!

6/9/07

I'm too cute
I’m too cute

6/9/07

Thank goodness I found the side of the pool to hang on to
Thank goodness I found the side of the pool to hang on to

6/9/07

Hey Emily, that fish looks tasty
Hey Emily, that fish looks tasty

6/9/07

I'm going to eat it!
I’m going to eat it!

6/9/07

It must be good if Emily wants it back so bad
It must be good if Emily wants it back so bad

6/9/07

Mom distracts Emily so I can chew on her fish
Mom distracts Emily so I can chew on her fish

6/9/07

I haz two bukkits
I haz two bukkits

6/9/07

Brains!!!!  I can do Zombie impressions!!
Brains!!!! I can do Zombie impressions!!

6/9/07

I <3 the water
I ❤ the water

6/9/07

Emily seems to want to show me something, If I could only figure out how to turn around
Emily seems to want to show me something, If I could only figure out how to turn around

6/9/07

I stole Ems star!
I stole Ems star!

6/9/07

So this is how you share
So this is how you share

6/9/07

upside down pirate boy!
upside down pirate boy!
5/26
Water is fun!
Water is fun!
6/2
Tasty boat
Tasty boat
6/3
I've been dunked!
I’ve been dunked!
6/3
Mom~ let me swim please?
Mom~ let me swim please?
(except he doesn’t swim, he just falls) 6/3
Dad, I don't like this floating thing!
Dad, I don’t like this floating thing!
(his swimsuit Dad got him to help keep Landon from getting Sunburned. It makes me think of the Xmen) 6/3
Save me Daddy!
Save me Daddy!
6/3
Dinner Time
Dinner Time
June 2007.


Hrm, what is this strange brown thing you have given me to eat?
Hrm, what is this strange brown thing you have given me to eat?
Landon and his first chocolate frosted cupcake (dairy free even!). 6/6/07
This is tasty!
This is tasty!
6/6/07
I must have more!
I must have more!
6/6/07
Soooooo gooood.
Soooooo gooood.
6/6/07
I have eaten the big chunks.  What is the best way to get more crumbs into my mouth?
I have eaten the big chunks. What is the best way to get more crumbs into my mouth?
6/6/07
Chew, Chew, Chew the crumbs
Chew, Chew, Chew the crumbs
(or is it Gum Gum Gum?) 6/6/07
That was the best thing I have ever eaten. EVER
That was the best thing I have ever eaten. EVER
6/6/07
Done Now!
Done Now!
(and messy too!) 6/6/07