Deb - hope you are feeling better! Feeling sick is no fun at all.
Wow, your house sounds so much like ours no gutters here either! We used to have a growling toilet that used to spew black gunk all over our bathroom...eeeeew! Luckily my FIL is a plummer. We still can't take a shower, have no bathroom sink, unfinished floor and walls. I did find a dryer at a yard sale for $40 that works great. I still hang out most days, but it is wonderful not to have to hang inside when it rains. Did you ever get your bathroom finished?
Yeah to toddlerhood! I really love the age Johnjon is at right now.
So much wonder and discovery. He points at everything and says "dat," tanslated as "that." Life is just one big adventurous game! I love the smiles and the hugs...and yes the growls, grunts, and hollering too (he does a really weird animal type growl thingy). I really didn't think that he'd get this huggy, but he is warming up and starting to give hugs and kisses which is sooooo sweet! I LOVE it!
He is just so much fun right now...a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I just feel all warm and fuzzy right now. I just rocked J back to sleep and stood there and watched Nathan sleep for a while. Ahh, these are the good days. It doesn't matter what else is going on or what bills are due, or what other crap needs to be done...I just feel so blessed to have to happy boys. When they give Mommy a big hug and kiss, I just want to cry, it makes all the rest worth while. sniff...sniff...sniff......
He really only uses two words: dada and dat (that). He says mama, but not too often. He knows the signs for milk, more, please, and help, but doesn't always use them in the correct context. I made the mistake of teaching him "please" and "help" before "eat", so he will go through the list of signs he knows trying to say eat, it is actually pretty cute.
Been busy lately, with life and getting a preschool plan set up. I think we will start next week, but not sure how that will go. Here's hoping.