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change {and getting so big!}

July 22nd | david, family



it seems that once david turned eight

he decided to try a bunch of new things

and to assert his independence.

we have been watching him, wide-eyed with wonder

while he explores his world in new ways

and communicates more and more.

within the last couple weeks he has…

decided he likes drinking out of regular cups better than straw cups (messy)

he is going to decide his own bedtime (tiring!)

he wants to check out what food is in the pantry (and throw it all over the kitchen)

if he wants a snuggle he’ll just start to climb up on your lap (melt my heart)

and he’s decided tofutti cuties from trader joe’s make the best snack!

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david, you have exceeded our expectations with your sweet personality and determined spirit,

but more than that you bring so much joy to every day.

and i love you!

12 Responses

  1. allison says:

    So sweet! My little one is getting into everything lately….then he throws me a smile full of dimples and it is worth all the hair pulling moments.

  2. Michele Stump says:

    David really does have a wonderful disposition! Miss you guys!

  3. mary says:

    thanks for sharing such personal glimpses of your family life, I look forward to each blog posting

  4. Jenny says:

    This is so great! Thanks for sharing your family with us.

  5. Kathryn says:

    He’s enough to make anyone’s heart melt.

  6. Philippa says:

    Lisa honey, how lovely your words are and how neat that David is exploring his world more fully now he’s 8!! Amazing. I can’t have children so I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to watch your children growing and changing constantly! Big hugs..

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  8. Jennifer Fast says:

    Well…..31 years later and our dear Amanda June is still with us…….the doctors gave her 2 weeks, then a month, then a year, and now she is 31…….she has taught us more than anyone could, and has made us complete…….


  9. Heather N says:

    What a great post. You can just hear the love and mama pride in your words.

  10. paige says:

    my favorite posts of yours are the david posts
    i love how you two are the perfect picture of what ‘chosen for each other’ as a mother and son is all about
    i love it

  11. Dan says:

    We had a great visit with you and could readily see David’s progress. There’s a lot going on behind that smile. (Now that he’s eight you need to update you mini-bio at the top left of your blog).

  12. Lisa, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Your family is just beautiful. I love finding new posts from you!

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