Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Books, Books, Books

If he was talking, he'd say "Read to me, mommy and daddy, please!!!" But since he can't speak (or sign) yet, here's what that looks like:

Max LOVES books. It's borderline obsessive! I remember telling my cousin Kathie when Max was about 6 months old that he chewed up all his books- it looked like we had mice. She told me that it's still good, still a way that he's showing an interest in books early on. I guess it's true cause now he just can't get enough. After he hands you a book, he turns around and backs up and plops down into your lap. If you're not able to read to him, he squats down and reads to himself. Yesterday Ron said to me, "I'll give him the bath tonight and you do the bedtime story...I don't think I can take reading him those books again!" So off to the library we went and got a bazillion books- and some CD's too, cause he loves music almost as much as books. And his top 10 favorite CD's are gettin' OLD! I love the library, but I have a HUGE problem with returning things...ever. Inevitably I owe at least $15 each trip from overdue or lost fines. In fact Ron questions whether I should even use the library anymore. But unless we are going to read the same 15 books to Max over and over and over again... we need the library. The receipt is on the fridge, and due dates set up on my calendar. We'll see how it goes! Here he is sitting in the bin we got for library books...

We got him this cute kids chair, but weren't sure he'd use it. Sure enough as soon as we brought it home he climbed into it with a book!
And finally, just some cute "on the go" pictures we took this morning. I can't believe he fits into his Ramonster coveralls! When we got them they seemed soooooo big. sigh. What a big boy we have!


Korin said...

omg. i love love love that chair! where did you find it?

Ellie said...

Target, baby! $40. Can't beat that. It was in the toys section.

Kathie Sever said...

dang that boy is so you, ell. i see some ron as well, but to me he looks just like your baby pics!! your dad must be freakin' out!

ammi said...

Oh My!!!!
Be still my heart!
I am in LOVE!!!
I can't wait to get up there and read, read, read!

ammi said...

Regarding who Max looks like..
Where does he get that fabulous mouth of his?!
I still think he looks like photos i have seen of Bob.

analisa_roche said...

What a sweetheart! My eldest was like this with books. Now that I am on #4 I don't read to him as much. :(

kyouell said...

We've gotta get a chair like that for The Biscuit! My mom has made him a wooden chair and bought him a wood one at Ikea, but that looks so much more comfy. He also loves books and will read to himself sometimes (aloud with special babble-words he only uses when reading to himself). He can sign BOOK, but with his wrists together instead of the side of his hands. Man I gotta snap some pics!

The Cupcake is scheduled to be evicted from me tomorrow at 10:30am (scheduled c-section because I'm 41 and to scared to try a VBAC at my "advanced maternal age"). So pics may be awhile in coming.

BTW, we need a way to extend the tabs on his cape as it's too small for his neck now. I was thinking of just making a strip of fabric that had velcro on both ends to attach to the velcro already on the cape. Does that make sense? Have you already thought of a cooler solution so the cape can grow with a kid?