Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lovie dovie and some of the women who love him
Liam is testament to the fact that babies cannot be rushed. No amount of coaxing or insisting will cause a baby to crawl, walk, talk or get his teeth before he or she is READY. Readiness is what it's all about. You should hear him jabber, giggle and talk. He says, "What dat?" His vocabulary is increasing by the day, and he is a smart one. Little blue eyes had been zooming on his ride on toy for a month, strengthening his back and legs, and then on his own, he crawled a week before his birthday. He's on the verge of walking, taking steps around tables and furniture. Watch out world! Look at his cool haircut from his aunt Chelsea.
He got all of his top front teeth last week at 13 months. Is he ever putting them to good use. He had his first "GRANDMA'S COOKIE", no not mine, this is a soft snicker doodle from a famous shop in St. Charles, MO. Historic Main Street is lined with old homes which have been converted to shops and businesses. My daughter and I went there for lunch, and of course dessert!
As we waited for the rain to stop, Liam had to catch the raindrops. He is a giggle box.
He and his Nana Tracey, my daughter, danced on the covered pavilion while we waited for the cloud to pass. We stopped in an ice cream shop for a yummy toasted coconut cone.
It was a day of go-go-go for the three generations of women who go ga-ga over this precious boy. Liam has a gentle, sweet and sometimes timid personality. Life is hard, and I say babies should be babies for as long as they can. The world will make them rough and tough way too soon. Baby days pass all too quickly, and you can never get them back. No one realizes that until they're long gone. I so loved my kids' and grandkids' baby days.
We met my first granddaughter (Liam's mommy) after work, and we took him to Suson Park/Farm. He loved looking at the horses out in the pasture. He fed a goat a long stemmed weed, and he giggled. He went trip trapping across a wooden bridge, and he was in awe as a flock of geese lifted off and flew overhead.
He and his mommy played on the swings, and then he played on the slide and climber and took the steering wheel and boy did he drive! This kid is going places.
Yes, there are times he drives mommy and daddy crazy, as all babies will, but most of the time he drives our love for him into over drive. One day he will zoom away from all of us, but right now he is our cutie baby boy, and in a blink of an eye he will be all grown up.
I used to tell my students' parents, hug them once, then hug them once again. Love is free and it is the best gift you can give a child. Love them for who they are, not who you want them to be. This baby boy is LOVED for who he is!