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Originally uploaded by emskyrooney I started this digiscrap page a few months ago and just recently felt inspired enough to finish it.. So fun having the first 12 months of LP's life all in one page! (Click on the image to see it larger!)

Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Month Twenty

And so we've hit the 20 month mark.  Hard to believe the little man will be two in November!  Wowsers.

This morning LP had his 20 month checkup.  Everything went well- he's gained about 3 lbs since his last checkup (weighing in at 24 lbs, right around the 30th percentile for his age) and grew 2 inches (he's up to the 50th percentile for height!).  His head circumference grew about a quarter inch and he's still in the 90th percentile there...   Dr. C was very impressed by his communication skills and by how calm he was during the exam- the doc said it's obvious that he has very strong communication skills since he obviously understood what the doctor and I were telling him about the exam.  He had to have 3 shots- the first one didn't bother him at all, after the second one he started saying "sorry, leg!" and the third one left him screaming.  He calmed down quickly though when the nurse offered him a lollipop.  There's nothing quite like some good…

Recent Events...

I apologize for not posting anything recently.  Summer has been getting away from me!

Two weekends ago BP, LP and I took a trip to PA to visit Nana and Pappy.  It was quite an exciting trip with lots of "firsts" for the little guy!

LP was great in the car as usual.  Even though he was awake for 5 out of the 6 hour trip he behaved well and didn't fuss too much which was great.

We arrived in PA on Thursday afternoon.  Friday morning we decided to take LP to the Lehigh Valley Zoo.  When I was little we used to go to the zoo pretty regularly, although it was called Trexler Game Preserve back then.  It's pretty much the same now as it was back then, at least as far as I can remember.  It's a small zoo, the most exotic animals they have are a few zebras, but they have a great petting zoo area and it's not crowded or overwhelming for a toddler. 

Pappy and LP checking out the penguins.

A river otter showing off. 

With Nana and Pappy

Petting the goats.

Brushing the goat…


One of the blessings of coming from a family of packrats is that there are plenty of vintage treasures from days gone by stowed away in Mom and Dad's basement.  And some of these treasures have made it all the way to Massachusetts.

Some of you long-time readers might remember that back when I first decorated LP's nursery I used some of my Dad's baby clothing as wall decor:

As LP has gotten older we've done a little rearranging in his room and so the vintage clothing mostly came down and his growth-chart and some picture frames went up (except for one little outfit on the wall near his crib):

My Dad's clothes were tucked away in Little Paul's closet until yesterday, when I pulled them out to see if LP just might fit into any of them....

Now, the lighting wasn't the greatest, LP has a yucky rash on his arms and legs, and on top of all of that, he's super hard to photograph lately as he's either moving too quickly or is right in my face trying to look at t…