Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We enjoyed a quiet holiday at home with Bonnie, Jesse’s mom, here to visit us. Obviously, Thanksgiving is not a Belgian holiday, so Liam went to school in the morning. It rained pretty much all day, so we laid low and just enjoyed ourselves at chez Ohlsson.
Not terribly exciting, eh? OK, here’s a short list of “Liamisms” to keep you entertained:
- Bonnie brought Liam a snowglobe from the states. He loved it. It was glass, but he was as careful as a three year old could be with it. Note the past tense? Last night I was reading him a book and he was holding his precious snowglobe. He relaxed his grip, and SMASH!!! … let’s just say it didn’t survive it’s meeting with our tile floors. I called for Jesse to come clean it up, so I could keep Liam occupied and away from the water, glitter, and glass. When Jesse came into the room he said, “God Dammit.” How many guesses do you need to figure out Liam’s latest phrase? (luckily, after saying it four or five times that night, he seems to have forgotten… we’ll see)
- Tonight while playing before bed, Jesse jokingly told Liam, “Don’t you give me any guff!” So Liam ran around the rest of the evening, shoving his tractor-of-the-moment in everyone’s faces and saying “GUFF! GUFF! GUFF!” Apparently, Guff is delivered by tractors.
- He calls Bonnie “Dodder.” It makes me crack up every time I hear it.
- We have a TomTom navigation system in the car. The ever-so-cool British voice “Kate” calmly directs us when we’re driving in unknown parts. It’s the best piece of technology we’ve ever bought. Anyway, Liam’s taken to parroting Kate. Today he told his dad to “take the exit, then take the freeway.”
There are a billion others, but that’s what occurs at the moment. Here are some pics of the lad.
We found a crank flashlight for Liam. Initially we had planned for this to be a Christmas present, but couldn’t resist giving it to him ahead of time. It’s great and he loves it! No batteries, just boy-powered. Well, Mom-and-Dad-powered for now, but he’s getting better about cranking it up every day. He insists on the lights being left off when we come downstairs in the morning, so he can light the way. And he takes it to bed. And hugs it as if it was a teddy bear.