I just got back from visiting my Grandma in Illinois.
you can view pictures of our trip HERE

Here is one of my favorites:

Landon with his mom and Grandma Landon with his mom and Grandma
Aunt Debbie and Uncle bills house 5/08

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Letter from mom Year 1.9

Dear Landon.
Black Jack again! You are 21 months old today.
I’m a little tired, as you woke me up the last two nights, so writing this is taking a little more effort than usual. Your father is out of town this week. He was also out of town on business for a week earlier this month. Both times you ask for him. I always tell you he will be home on Friday, but I don’t think you understand that concept yet.
You are a VERY picky eater. And I know you get that from me. You’ve got a pretty limited set of meals that you will eat, and you never want to touch the veggies on your plate. You will eat noodles, PB&J, hot dogs, rice, chicken nuggets, and today you had fish sticks for the first time. That list is pretty much the list of meals you will eat. Well, you also have cereal on a pretty regular basis. You just aren’t in to trying new foods. You do love Bananas though, I think that might be your favorite. You’ve been to a couple of birthday parties this month, and we remembered to bring you Dairy Free Chocolate cupcakes, which you devoured with gusto.
I’m slowly being to NOT be shocked when some new word or phrase comes out of your mouth. I also know you understand a lot more than you can speak. You love to ask to go “outside” or “grandmas” and you are obsessed with “shoes”
You have also developed what we now call a “Yell of Dominance.” When the other children at Laura’s are doing something not pleasing to you, you give your “yell.”
This has become a Time Out offense, which has you very sad. I have had to put you in a corner a couple of times this month for various offenses. So far, this form of punishment seems to work, which shocks me. I only hope it continues to work for a very long time.
You do sleep through the night most nights, but you also wake up some nights. One night you had crawled completely under the bed, and were screaming from down there. One night you demanded a “cup,” so I brought you a cup of water, and after a few sips you were asleep. Sometimes I just turn your lullabies back on and pat you on the back for a minute and you drop right off. Sometimes I just have to return your pooh bear to you. Sometimes I think the cats came into your room and woke you.
You love cars, and you also love dice. You play with cars all the time. You love things with wheels, and things with buttons.
In just 3 months, you will be a TWO YEAR OLD. This shocks me. At the same time, anything that occured “pre Landon” seems a long time ago too. Strange how that works out.
I know I’m cutting it short this month, but please remember that we always love you!

Love,
Mama

Dada and Landon
Dada and Landon
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
Playing around
Playing around
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
my present
my present
We printed this one up for me to put on my desk at work. Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
more cuteness
more cuteness
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
got your toes
got your toes
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
gonna eat your toes!
gonna eat your toes!
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
tickles!
tickles!
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
mom's turn to tickle!
mom’s turn to tickle!
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
I got you!
I got you!
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
hi dad
hi dad
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
landon finds out what teeth are for
landon finds out what teeth are for
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
kisses
kisses
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
over the shoulder
over the shoulder
Landon loves to be flipped over my shoulder this way. Bobby caught him mid flip. Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
push up time! Up
push up time! Up
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
Down
Down
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
Big Beautiful Blue Eyes
Big Beautiful Blue Eyes
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
more smiles
more smiles
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
too cute for words
too cute for words
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
battle on!
battle on!
Mother’s Day May 11, 2008
Grandma and Landon examine the mud
Grandma and Landon examine the mud
May 08
What? I've got shoes on.
What? I’ve got shoes on.
May 08
Uncle Jack and Landon
Uncle Jack and Landon
May 08
Shake on being friends forever
Shake on being friends forever
May 08
My mother's day present from Landon
My mother’s day present from Landon
May 08
Pirate Landon!
Pirate Landon!
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Landon being cute
Landon being cute
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Landon's turn to play pin the eyepatch on the pirate
Landon’s turn to play pin the eyepatch on the pirate
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
he's so proud!
he’s so proud!
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Landon and Damia start a band
Landon and Damia start a band
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
singing
singing
look how happy everyone is! I know Landon is small in this picture, but he was so cute!
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Landon eating his dairy free cupcake, take 1
Landon eating his dairy free cupcake, take 1
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 2
take 2
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 3
take 3
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 4
take 4
while being tickled even.
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 5
take 5
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 6
take 6
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 7
take 7
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 8
take 8
I call this his mischief look
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
take 9
take 9
yes. I find it very cute. so yes, there are lots of pictures. Deal.
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Landon and Courtney
Landon and Courtney
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008
Pirate family!
Pirate family!
Darion’s fourth birthday party, at Laura’s, May 10, 2008

Landon, Carson, Kim, and Jen
Landon, Carson, Kim, and Jen
Landon meets Carson, who was born at the same hospital! 5/3/08

Landon is fishing in the Koi Pond
Landon is fishing in the Koi Pond
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
I can see the fish! I just want to touch one!
I can see the fish! I just want to touch one!
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Grandma lets Landon hold a fish
Grandma lets Landon hold a fish
While I freak out.
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Do again?
Do again?
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Landon and Max are friends.
Landon and Max are friends.
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Landon gives Max a peach.
Landon gives Max a peach.
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Then Landon realizes that Max is eating his peach.
Then Landon realizes that Max is eating his peach.
At Grandma’s in AJ on 5/3/08
Landon at his/my dice table!
Landon at his/my dice table!
I got this table at IKEA. You can fill the legs up with stuff. So I used DICE! Landon and I both love it.
5/3/08 (at home)
Brian helps Landon on Ems trike
Brian helps Landon on Ems trike
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
around the yard
around the yard
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
Landon and his Dairy free cupcake
Landon and his Dairy free cupcake
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
he decided to sit on me to eat it
he decided to sit on me to eat it
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
and he loved it
and he loved it
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
but it was very messy
but it was very messy
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08
Landon steals Laura's glasses
Landon steals Laura’s glasses
At Emily’s second Birthday Party 5/3/08