My little guy is growing so fast! I can't imagine life without this sweet boy. He (along with my other four angels) make me so happy. He is at such a fun stage of life. His personality is rapidly emerging and I can see it is going to be an intense one.
He loves pressing his forehead against my lips each time I pick him up. He knows the routine (I am constantly picking him up and giving him a bunch of quick kisses on the forehead. Apparently he likes this because when I forget (or don't give enough kisses) he pushes his forehead on my mouth. If I still don't give him enough kisses, he will grab my head and force the kisses! I love it!
Now that he has started walking, he has become extremely outgoing. He loves waving at people. When people leave our house, he stands at the door and waves until they drive away. At church he is constantly waving at people. If they don't see him, he will get right in their face (or tap them on the shoulder) until they notice him.
Rex is a true Zarkou kid! He loves his clothes!!! He loves getting dressed and is continually bringing me his clothes to change his look. He absolutally loves his stash of shoes!!! He doesn't talk too much (so far only "Mama", "no", and once he said "ball"). I know he understands what we are saying but, communication continues to be confusing with this little one. For the longest time he would shake his head "yes" when he wanted something. A couple weeks ago he has started shaking his head "no" when he really means "yes"... and sometimes when he means "no" too. It's adorable and confusing all at the same time.
The picture above makes me smile. He is hanging on the fridge door. I am certain we have another monkey on our hands (like his two sisters Paisley and Alexa). He doesn't climb things nearly as much as the two of them did but, he is equally as busy and curious as the two of them were.
I was able to get all my dishes done today without a single pause in the process. When I was just about finished I heard a small noise inside my pantry door. Here is what I found...
... almond slivers, all kinds of things pulled off the shelves and out of the garbage, and a whole lot of powdered sugar spread across the floor.
He was not a happy kid when I took away the powdered sugar... and then the brown sugar too!
The picture below is one of my favorites. While I began cleaning up the mess, I noticed these adorable white footprints across the living room. They ended next to a big blob of white against the couch. I feel like 90% of my afternoons are spent cleaning. If I take a day off and run errands, it is virtually impossible to recover until the weekend (when I have my older kids and Dave's help). With all that cleaning you would expect my house to be spotless -- um, not so much! I think I just have a lot more little messes to clean up than the average gal. :)
Life is good! The past 18 months have been extremely busy. I feel like my life is finally beginning to settle in. Life is still insanely chaotic but, I feel like it has slowed down just enough for me to look around and enjoy the journey along the way. This is a very good thing.