Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone had a great day!

It's hard to believe that just one year ago, THIS was my little man on St. Patty's Day... and this is him today...

He is changing so fast it's making my head spin... wait, no... that's the tantrums. Oh yeah... loving the precursor to the terrible 2's. And why, oh why does he start the tantrums at the same time he doesn't want to give me as many kisses? God, could you do something about that? Either less kisses and less tantrum or more tantrum and more kisses... I am ok with either. Thank you.

Anywho, I am not getting off topic. Back to St. Patrick's Day!

We... well 'Master Chase'... received a gift in the mail from Little Man.

Upon careful study, Chase decided to start unwrapping from one particular corner.

And that would be the corner he unwrapped from, no matter if it took all day. I think he gets that intensity and focus from his daddy. You wouldn't know it by the fun exterior Adam has but when he gets focused... there is precious little that can distract him.

He finally freed the corner of the pesky paper and set about unwrapping the rest!

So it's about here that I had to stop taking pictures and help him the rest of the way into the box. I suck at juggling a 17 month old, a present and a DSLR.

Apparently a leprechaun left lots of magic play dough at Little Mans house and he wanted to share... legend has it that whatever shape you make during the day comes to life after you go to sleep. Mommy will be having nightmares of the squishy blob that we made today!

Also, there was some clover powder.... which when mixed with water and cooled turns into a delicious treat. I happen to know when it's mixed with vodka and cooled, it also turns into a delicious treat... but maybe not so much for anyone under the age of 21 ;~)

Of course we immediately had to get our hands dirty! Shirt off and in the high chair!

Not so sure about this stuff just yet...

It wasn't too long before he started getting more comfortable...

Then came the actual enjoyment and fun of play dough. We kneaded it, made a ball or 2, pressed our fingers in it and made hand prints!

Inevitably the irresistible urge to eat the play dough was too strong... and when I took it away, this happened...

So we compromised... I plugged the hole and he didn't try to eat it anymore.

Good times! Eventually it was more fun to throw it and watch me retrieve it so we put it away for next time.

Thanks Aunt C and LM! We loved our St. Patty's Day present ;~)


chocolate hug said...

I didn't know people gave gifts on St. Patrick's day...

I love your pictures. Isn't it so much more fun documenting with a DSLR? I know what you mean about having to juggle everything. Sometimes I just don't take my camera with me because it means that I'll look and feel like a pack mule.

So glad your little one likes play dough...we're big fans too!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Those pics are adorable! I love his fuzzy head from last year too! We just got some Play-Doh here too. My 3 yr old picks it off in little pieces to play with it. Huge mess! :-)

Johnnie Avocado said...

Play-doh is a blast but always ends up[ everywhere....and boy, he has really changed alot in one year. Frodo has one of those machines that makes the play-doh into spaghetti. What fun!

KaraB said...

This whole blog made me laugh. First, can I please put a little butter on him and eat him for breakfast?

Second, I wanted to do the same thing w/Claire because I have a pic from last year St. Patrick's Day. Well, Miss Thang would have NOTHING to do w/any pictures last night...nooooooo way, Mommy. So that plan was shot to heck.

Third...the pic when you took the play-doh away...all too familiar and I know this is soooo mean, but when Claire gets ticked off like that I laugh. I can't help it. Even when she gets mad I think it's cute. I'm hopeless.

Ebeling Family Blog said...

WOW!! that's just amazing how quickly they change. I look at J man's newborn pics and I think it doesn't even look like him.
Happy St. Patty's Day!

AmyJean said...

OMG he's a little BOY. no more a baby! So handsome! :)