Welcome to LOTS OF LITTLES ... a little blog about this and that.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

a little boy's birthday

Last weekend, we celebrated Little Cowboy's birthday "up north". The boat wasn't in the water just yet ... but the kids went tubing anyway :) They paddled themselves out into the lake ... and then pulled themselves back with the rope. The entire process was high excitement for these three!
Little Dude wanted to get in on the action too. "Buckle coat," he told me ... he didn't know it was called a life jacket ... but he knew that it was a coat with buckles. "Buckle coat. Put on." "Oh, you want me to put the buckle coat on you?" I asked. "Jah," he answered. I must admit that I find almost every word he utters to be adorable -- but alas, I am his mother :) Then, once we got the buckle coat fastened on Little Dude ... he said, "Go in lake." "You want to go in the lake?" I asked in disbelief. "Jah."

So ... we went down to the lake :) Look at his delight! I just love his little clasped hands ...

still clasping ... and taking it all in :)
Then Daddy asked Little Clasper if he wanted to go on the raft too ... "jah" he did. He was okay and calm for a few seconds ... and then he wasn't. If you click on this image and enlarge it ... you will see that he's crying to get off this contraption and back to the bliss of being on the dock ...
Here's the cake picture -- without the cake :) He was uncertain about being sung to and kept looking down and fiddling with his fingers. He was not uncertain about the cake though. After devouring his piece, he requested "more that". (I'm temporarily adding a birthday song video to the end of this post ...)
The kids were playing with some random balloons because ... kids like balloons???
Little Honey ended his birthday rocking and cuddling with Mommy :)
video

Thursday, May 26, 2011

a little pick-up

Little Sweetie on the eve of his second birthday ... playing with one of Grandpa's trucks.

Gotta tinker with it a little ...
and check everything out ...
the underside too, of course.
Give the hood a little tap and it's ready to ride ...
close your eyes before you crash ...
or get dumped off!
And finally, amuse the audience {Mommy and Grandma} a bit :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

a little springtime

I generally think of oak leaves -- not that I think of them all that often -- as being large ... larger than my palm. But of course they start out really small ...
dainty even ...
And here is a cardinal's nest we've been monitoring. It's really nicely done :) Isn't it fascinating that birds just know -- have the God-given instinct -- that they are supposed to build nests and sit on their eggs???
And this little guy is happy that it's spring again! He's got a new helmet and is all set to trike and scooter ...
and play with trucks :) I'm so thankful to have another little guy to enjoy all of our old trucks!