"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."
Friday, June 11, 2010
It's a Jungle in Here!
Landon has been obsessed with animals from day one it seems. Walmart use to carry plastic jungle animals for $1. Every time we went into Walmart, Landon would receive a new animal. It only cost us $1 and it made Landon smile from ear to ear. The $1 purchase also allowed us to bribe Landon to behave through the store as well, which I am sure all the parents out there would say that a well behaved child in Walmart is priceless! I always thought those jungle animals were the best $1 ever spent. Unfortunately, Walmart no longer carries these animals. They have been replaced with dinosaurs. Landon likes dinosaurs, but he loves animals. The dinosaurs never come back home with us because they don't catch his attention like the animals. I think every time we go into Walmart now Landon looks for the jungle animals and can never find them. As soon as we step through the sliding doors he makes a bee line for the toy department and the area where they use to sell these jungle animals.
While Walmart carried the jungle animals, Landon obtained quite the collection. A few of these animals (a tiger, lion, and giraffe) have been going with Landon everywhere this week. He won't put them down! Every morning Landon wakes up and goes straight to his toy bin to dig out his animals. I then go to the bathroom and by the time I come back out he has lined his animals up. They are in a different spot every day.
Landon even enjoys meal time with his animals.
These next two pictures are back from February. I can't believe how much Landon has grown and changed in just 4 months. Although a hair cut and growth of an inch or two have not changed his animal obsession!
Landon, also known as "Landon Love" or "Love Bug" is our pride and joy. Landon is incredibly loving and is always giving the best hugs and kisses. Landon knows that he is adorable and uses it to his advantage. He knows the exact moment to flash his smile so that he is no longer in any trouble. Landon loves playing Candy Land, playing hide and seek, riding his bike and playing with Tinkerbell. His current favorite shows are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Caillou. He is obsessed with animals, Cars, and super heroes. Raising Landon these past three years has been quite an adventure and we couldn't imagine life without him.
These days I am best known as "Mommy". I am a snot wiper, boo boo kisser and a boogy monster chaser. I am a chef, a teacher, a nurturer and a comforter. I love taking daily walks, playing at the park with Landon and just enjoying my life as a mom. If by chance I happen to get a spare moment, then I enjoy filling that time by baking, reading, and scrapbooking. I live a very simple life that revolves around Landon and I would have it no other way.
Kevin is an amazing dad to Landon. He loves to play with Landon and read to him. Kevin enjoys spending his free time relaxing on the couch while watching ESPN, reading an occasional book, and cooking.
We consider Tinkerbell our first born. She is an absolutely adorable Pomeranian. Tinkerbell acts like a third parent to Landon and even barks when Landon is doing something that he should not be doing to get our attention. She is so loving and gentle to Landon, even when he is rough and tough with her. We couldn't ask for a better dog for Landon to grow up with.