June 25, 2008

this boy

I did not get overly weepy upon Ollie turning one, because in my mind, one is still a baby. Calvin stayed a baby until he was practically 2. He was just so squishy and lovable and innocent...so baby. And he stayed that way a long time until just recently, when he discovered his will. Or when Ollie became mobile and starting interfering with his drum set. Either way, there are some days when Calvin is so difficult, I just don't know what to do with him. And then, he gives me his old chubby baby grin and all is forgotten. In this spirit, I thought I would record a few things about him that make me smile.

He is a hopelessly devoted animal lover. Every time John takes him to the library, he comes home with books covered in animals. Mostly kitties. And today at Barnes & Noble, he carried around 2 books swarming with kitties and one book with a bunny. Here he is with Grandma Betty's dog, Lady.
John recently bought a DVD on the drummer Steve Gadd, because according to Tommy, "Steve Gadd has a great groove". When I first viewed the DVD, I was a bit reluctant to let the boys watch it, because Steve Gadd is just so darn strange and I didn't want the boys to pick up on his bizarre mannerisms. But upon further inspection, the guy is so humble and answers peoples' questions with such interest and detail, that he soon won me over. After watching Steve Gadd for just a few moments, Calvin said to me "Steve Gadd has stamps all over his arms". The man is plastered in tattoos:)

Calvin and I immensely enjoy our nutri-grain blueberry waffles for breakfast and snack time. John gave Calvin a whole grain tortilla and after eating it Calvin said "thanks for the blueberry tortilla daddy". I guess wholegrain=blueberries:)

After cleaning windows all morning with John, Calvin rewarded himself with 3 stars for his diligence. John said "Calvin, you were only supposed to take 2 stars". To which Calvin replied, "It was a big job daddy."

However, no amount of window cleaning can tire out this boy. He will do anything to stay awake, even let me take a bazillion pictures of him before bed. Here is my little sleep bandit, trying his best to escape some zzz's.




14 comments:

  1. he's the cutest, sweetest thing ever. i just love him, and lol about the "stamps"!

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  2. What a sweet tribute to your boy. I love the picts with his head on his hand...so cute.

    Let me know if you decide to start your t-shirt business...I really would love a custom Hudson t-shirt.

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  3. Davi- your camera took great pictures of the Gee.I got back yesterday, loved getting caught up on Ollie!I'll speak to you soon.

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  4. Such a cutie! I don't think that I could say "go to bed" to him either. :)

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  5. those last couple pictures steal my heart.
    i love his love for kitties.
    we miss you guys already. :o(

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  6. LOL what a cutie! I love that we're on a first-name basis with Tommy. LOL

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  7. Calvin is the most charming little fella- so cute! Love that he loves animals too! :)

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  8. Fabulous pictures! I don't think you need the henley's class; you're already so talented! It teaches about aperature and shutter speed, etc. I think that the only class they're doing for the summer already started, but seriously, I don't think you need it.

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  9. It is soo sweet to read about young families who love and cherish their children with such depth..even in teh difficulties...I am sure that that love will naturally build your children up and draw them out helping them to become who God wants them to be everyday! it seems like you are a great mom! I am sure we will meet someday...oh my family goes to your church "the kings" Misha Cohen

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  10. Yeah, your Calvin is absolutely PRECIOUS, I can see that just in the pictures! I always think of him when I see the little guy on the LUVS diapers- have you seen him? Do you think there's a resemblance?

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  11. could he be any cuter?? I haven't even met the child (YET) and I love him, he's just that cute. :) This was such a great blog idea. I might have to copy you and do one for each of my girlies. teehee.

    As you know, I'm right there with you in the difficulties, and now I'm learning from your great example of love and patience. You are so right about those moments that wipe the slate clean and make each difficult moment worth it all. you're in my prayers, sweet mama.

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  12. Davi, how do you resist those enormous eyes and that impish little smile?? He is so incredibly precious!!

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  13. ohmygosh adorable!! p.s. it was sooooo nice to finally meet ya! yay!! we're real live friends now~!! :)

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