One of those ways was by enjoying Levi's antics. Not that he didn't have times of "meltdown", but for the most part he was happy. I wasn't able to get many good pictures of Levi. He's a cute kid and all, quite photogenic, but he is perpetual motion personified. Whew! He wore me out some days! But his near-constant forward motion and my limited photography skills mean few clear pictures. Notice how many pictures are of him
1. For some reason Levi insisted that all activities be done with a ball in one hand and a plastic egg in the other. If he dropped one, everything stopped until he picked it up again.
2. High-pitched screaming was his expression of choice when he was excited.
3. Levi is constantly looking to see what is next!
4. Levi took an occasional glance to see if I was still watching. I was!
5. I love this picture! He sat like this, focused on something that I never did see (I wasn't about to disturb his quiet solitude!) for several minutes.
6. Happy, happy. Drool, drool.
7. Levi wanted to put the ball and the egg on top of the table.
8. He dropped the ball and it rolled under the table. He worked so hard to get it but it was out of his reach. Several times he would back up and look to see if it was still there and then stretch his little arm out to get it. I finally put it in a spot where he could reach it, and he was so pleased with himself for getting the ball back!
12, 13, 14. I also tried to teach Levi to point to his nose. He already had the pointing down pat but his aim was a little off!
15. We borrowed a stroller from a friend. It was pink but since Levi doesn't care about those kinds of things, we used it. He loves going for walks. I guess I need to get a double jogging stroller so that I can take the boys with me when I walk.
16. His smile lights up his whole face.
17. Levi tends to be an early riser (5:30am). That was perfect timing to have morning coffee with Grandma and Grandpa. He had milk in his sippy, of course. This is such a blurry picture, but I love it! It reminds me of when my Dad used to give my son his coffee cup after he had drained it. I don't know why but it just seems like a Grandpa thing to do.
With all the moments of worry, work, and stress, Levi was who God used to keep us going.