You Can't Make This Up

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Liam fell asleep in the car this evening. I carried him upstairs to his room, got him out of his coat, and sat with him in the rocker for a bit. As I was settling in, Liam - in his sleep - says, "Cookie, please?"

Liam doesn't say "love", but his equivalent is "happy" and then he lists folks who make him happy (Goompa, Rae, Gabby, Kate... that's the short list). Recently, he has started requesting that I sing to him about the people who make him happy when he's falling asleep. So, "Goompa makes Liam happy, Goompa makes Liam happy, Goompa makes Liam happy..." has started putting him to sleep. Very sweet. A bit repetitive, but sweet.

December with Chicago cousins (no, Mendon & Kristen do not have Asian children):


Liam making faces at the camera:


At the zoo for Wild Lights. Thank you to Nathan for this year's season pass!!!:


There are some non-diaper versions of this, but they won't be put on the web:


There was a HUGE fire a couple streets over from us, burning down an entire block of businesses on our "main drag", if you will. The only real effect this had on us was that we had no power for 6 hours in 0 degree weather. But it is definitely sad. This was the view from our house:


As we were walking out the door to go to an inauguration party, Liam threw up, so Mark and I had our own private party in our basement, which Mark set up all pretty-pretty while I cleaned up Liam and put him to bed. Here's us being happy in our basement. You should come on over and check out our place. It's cozzzzzy!


And yes, I love my felted purple hat (with a feather in it) from Edinburgh!

We are in the process of adding more videos to YouTube - Liam dancing (if you haven't seen this, you ain't seen nothin' yet!), saying his ABC's, etc.

Okay, have I sufficiently fed your addiction? ;-)

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Aaaaah, Liam makes Goompa happy,happy also!!!!!

Love the hat.....soooooo Edinburgh no? Oui!!!!!!

Why might little Liam have thrown up? Did he have the flu or eat an unknown quantity of chocolate?

Thanks for the photo's. I think photoes should have an e in it like buffaloes don't you?

I am listening to Madonna and she says 'you gave me something to remember'....thank you...

"Cookie, please?" Like father like son? Was said requested cookie offensively named after a particular ethnic group, by chance?

What a cutie Liam is!!

As in 'brownie'? No, our son calls that 'chocolate bread'! Hahaha!

Oh it is so wonderful to see how big Liam is, such a beautiful family... hugs from us, and hopefully see you soon!! :)

Frick and frack...that almost sounded believable!

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