Monday, December 14, 2009

Keeping busy. In the best possible ways...

This weekend our favorite group of Peace Corps buddies threw a "White Elephant/Baby Shower" party and it was a blast. The final present selected for the White Elephant portion of the event was a dollar store gum ball machine with big box of gumballs. As you can see, there was no question but that this gift would leave in the hands of little Danny.

He hasn't managed to open the box of gumballs yet thank goodness. But he's got the "machine" all taken apart and loves it even though the little door mechanism where the candy comes out out snaps his finger like a turtle.

This morning his first words upon waking were "gumballs mom!" He is a single minded little guy like that. We're not actually going to let him have gumballs we've decided. Maybe some more healthful snack can come out instead. We'll see.

And here he practices being angelic for our church Advent Play yesterday.The two year olds were the hit of the show in my somewhat biased estimation!

Hope you all had a great weekend too. -Monica

P.S. In case you're wondering, no sign of the baby coming anytime soon.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Hmm, a healthy snack that fits in a gumball machine - I'm going to have to think on that. Does he take vitamins? Maybe you could put them in the machine and he could get them out every day?

Ah, babies! They come when they are ready be it two weeks early (like Mr. Dan) or a week and a half late (like Mr. Miles.) Too bad they don't come when WE are ready :)

I hope Suzanne is not feeling discouraged. I know that last few weeks are so tough on the body and on the psyche. Her womb is just so darned hospitable. Maybe put a package of frozen peas on that baby's bottom? Encourage him to get a move on.