Speaking of cute, Ike did a few cute things while we were gallivanting about. One night his cousin insisted that they sleep in the same room. This went okay until the cousin woke up in the middle of the night needing water, which then woke Ike up. He was quite distraught to find himself in an unusual place in the middle of the night, and he was crying a lot, so I brought him into my bed. (It's a long story, but Eric slept on a twin-sized air mattress and I slept on a taller queen-sized air mattress.) Ike went straight to sleep. At one point I woke up and saw him literally standing up and leaning over the bed, totally asleep. Standing. And sleeping.
When I went to get him from nursery on Sunday he was sleeping in some stranger's arms. He didn't even stir when he was passed off to my arms or when I passed him off to Eric. This was the day after our camping trip, and he was totally exhausted. Clearly.
After coming home from church on Sunday Matt was fixing a delicious Thai meal, and Ike was getting pretty hungry and impatient. He sat down at a little table, folded his arms and said, "Jesus. Amen." It was the first two-word statement he has strung together so far, and he has yet to do it again. At any rate, his first "sentence" was a prayer. My kid is super righteous.
He learned and practiced new animal sounds. He can now bark, meow, moo, roar, quack, and crinkle his nose like a bunny. Only, he can't actually crinkle his nose like a bunny; instead he just winks.
And now more pictures than you ever cared to see.
Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder
Woodland Park Zoo