Marc and I each have a visor from the Pikes Peak Marathon. Nope, I certainly have NOT run that marathon, but my wonderful husband has completed it a whopping 7 times.
Last summer one day, specifically in August, Marc was wearing the visor in the car. Luke was sitting in the backseat and was pointing at the visor. He wanted to play with it. To keep him happy in the car, Marc gave it to him....
Marc really hasn't gotten it back. In fact, here's a photo from last August of Luke playing with the visor while we were purchasing our Trail Blazer. It kept Luke happy during the vehicle buying process :)
Several months later, Luke still enjoyed playing with the visor. Then one day, Oliver was here -- the little boy I watch, along with his sister, Lily. Oliver too wanted to play with the visor. To avoid a fight between two little boys, I went and grabbed my visor -- a white one. Oliver took to playing with the white one.
Then, whenever Oliver wasn't around, Luke took to playing with both visors.
Are you following me on this one, or am I being confusing?
We thought it would be a little phase -- after all, Luke's young.
We couldn't have been more wrong.
Almost 6 months later now, Luke still LOVES to play with the visors. Generally, in the mornings, they're one of the first 5 things he grabs.
Today was no exception. I managed to capture Luke with both visors on camera today.
I actually bought Marc a Texas Longhorns visor for Christmas. He absolutely does not give it to Luke....We're not sure if he'd get it back.
For Christmas, we bought Luke a truck. Since then, he's enjoyed playing with it off and on -- mainly pushing the buttons to make noise.
Last night, I was at a Community Life Council meeting at church. When I got home, Luke was in bed, and Marc told me that they had done quite a bit of playing together -- probably Father/Son type playing (some rough-housing, I'm sure, was involved).
Marc did mention to me that he worked on teaching Luke to ride his truck (the truck is indeed made to ride on).
**A little side note -- Keep in mind that Luke was a VERY LATE walker. So, he's JUST barely now starting to get into the climbing. I know that most 18-month olds are climbing all of the time, and I do realize our day is coming.
This morning, I was in the kitchen for a bit while Luke was playing nicely in the family room. I stepped in to check on him, and this is what I found -- with ZERO help from me.
See -- the climbing is S.L.O.W.L.Y., but surely, happening.
He was having a great time playing by himself. Soon though, I heard a bit of fussing....He managed to "break" his truck.
Don't worry, though -- Mama Sarah went to the rescue (and yes -- I did fix it without too much complication).
One of my goals for the month of February with Luke was to teach him to drink from a straw. Now, I don't know exactly what the "parenting books" say about that subject, and quite frankly, I don't care on this issue. I just wanted him to learn.
So, this morning, I purchased some cups with straws. I have to say that he did learn very quickly with only a tiny bit of mess. But, I think we'll stick to water ONLY in the cups for now.
Next step -- working on NOT tipping the cup up to use a straw -- Luke didn't quite get that little idea yet.
Tonight was Session 3 of our Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class we're co-leading.
The chapter was on Cash Flow Planning -- The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting. I actually didn't sit through tonight's class as I went to our church's Mom to Mom program instead -- which ironically tonight, the topic was Managing Your Finances.
But, I still want to include a Bible verse for tonight's lesson -- one that I will be praying over the course of the next week.
Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds. Proverbs 27:23
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