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Yay for LP!

Is it ok to brag about my kid for a little bit?  Of course it is- it's my blog- I'll brag if I want to!  In the past two weeks, between Christmas and visiting family and a trip to the hospital Little Paul has learned to:

1.  Walk!!!
2.  Say doggy, baby, hi, and (my favorite even though he says it a thousand times a day) Mama
3.  Brush his hair (aka holding the brush up by his head and moving it around)
4.  Be a carrier pigeon of sorts between Mommy and Daddy, carrying things from one person to the other when you ask him to.
5.  Give kisses (aka head butts)

He seriously is one of the best babies ever, and it's not just his completely biased mama who thinks so.  He barely cried while in the hospital (except when they were poking him with needles and I cried too), and he behaved so well at the vet's office last night that the staff told me they didn't even know I had a baby with me because he was so good and quiet.  He got a little upset when the doctor was muzzling Socks but only because he could see that she was upset and scared.

Speaking of Socks she has finally taken a liking to Little Paul and while a month or so ago she'd get up and walk away if he came near her, she now lets him pull on her ears and pet her as much as he wants.  He's even climbed all over her a few times and she doesn't seem to be bothered.  Gabby has always been very tolerant of him however lately he loves pulling her blanket off of her when she's sleeping in her bed, cackling as he does so.  She growls and jumps out of the bed to get her blanket and then he picks her bed up and flings it across the room.  Besides being good he's also rather mischievous.

He's the funniest little guy- now that he's learned to walk his favorite pastime is carrying things from one room to another.  If he finds one of the dogs' toys on the floor he'll pick it up and bring it to one of the dogs.  He says "hi" to people on the phone, and starts laughing if he hears one of us laughing at something.  He's obsessed with cameras and so it's gotten much harder to take his picture as the second I pick up my camera he comes barreling over wanting to look at the pictures on it. He loves watching videos on the computer, especially the ones of himself, and will sit and watch them, clapping and laughing as the baby on the computer acts silly.

Watching Little Paul's personality develop has been one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.  It's obvious that he's got bits and pieces of both of us, and of our siblings and parents in him.  Paul and I are now those people who spend all of our quality time together telling each other about the funny and clever things LP did during the day. 

Is it possible to freeze time so I can keep him this little and adorable forever????


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