Well friends, its official. The sweet, laid-back little baby that we all once loved... has morphed. He is now an ornery, tantrum-throwing toddler. Of course, that just means there are more aspects of his personality to love, but phew... he's going to be a challenge.

It has really made me realize some things about Avery. She is still high-maintenence, stubborn and sassy. BUT, I now see how compliant she is! I wouldn't have thought of her as a compliant baby- there's a little too much 'will'there- but now that Oliver is here, I know that she was a compliant baby!

Does Oliver know what 'no' means? Yup, he does... and he rarely listens to it. He throws massive screaming fits when he doesn't get his way. He is drawn to activities he knows he not supposed to do... often walking over to it saying 'no' the whole time. All the while with a little, tiny smirk on his face! I know he is only 14 months old... but he's such a stinker!!

So this is our latest "game" when it is time for a diaper change! Oh boy... parenting Oliver is going to be very different that Avery!!!


  1. Beth on November 5, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Your stinker is pretty stinking cute though! Thanks for the video post.

  2. Stacey on November 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    On the bright side, at least he's holding & drinking from his sippy cup now! :) He sure is a cutie-it's hard to imagine him throwing a fit since he's sooooo happy!

  3. kelly dwyer on November 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Open. Close. Open. Close. Open. Close. I was exhausted just watching the kid on video. I dont know he does it!

  4. j.ro on November 6, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    that was beyond awesome! i love that boy! that toy would sell millions if that video was its commercial!

  5. Jo on November 9, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Oh my gosh that was THE cutest video ever!! Seriously, can I babysit? Dave and I were laughing out loud in the library over how cute Oliver was being. We miss you guys!!

  6. M. Wayman on November 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Oliver is so stinkin cute!! What a smart, happy boy.

  7. Leah on November 19, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    I think you're making it up. All I saw was a cute little boy playing with his mama! Hee Hee!

    Miss you!