135 Seconds of Awesome

Lately I have been getting to spend a lot of time with my favorite guy, my nephew Thomas.  Not only am I his favorite aunt, I am now also his favorite babysitter 😉

Thomas is growing like a weed and absorbing everything around him like a sponge!  It is amazing to watch him experience all types of new things, process them, and figure out how to repeat or copy them.  He is even starting to get the hang of repeating things he hears.

I am admittedly biased, but Thomas is really rather awesome.  Recently, I even captured some of that awesomeness on video!  Here are the three best and most recent videos of him:

In this first one he practices saying “uh oh,” “get down,” and “cuckoo” 😀


In the next one I managed to distract him from the iPad for a minute to get him to copy me 😛


And this last one is of his first, hands-on experience with a puddle 😉


I suspect that this videos will continue to make me smile for a very long time, but I can’t wait to capture even more videographic evidence of how amazing and awesome he is 😉


Tuesday With Thomas

It is already going on six months since Thomas turned one!

The day before his actual birthday we threw a mini-party for him at my grandma’s (his great-grandma’s) house.  It was just my grandparents, my sisters, Thomas, and I.  We stuck a candle in a cannoli and sang Happy Birthday. 🙂  It was a lot of fun to watch him eat his first cannoli!  (He is 1/8th Italian after all 😉 )

Thankfully my sister got some awesome pictures!  Here are a few of my favorites:

He really wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at first, but he ended up finishing the whole thing.  In fact, he seemed to enjoy the cannoli more than his actual birthday cake the following day 😛


Tuesday with Thomas

Speaking of change… I am not the only one in my family who has experienced amazing changes this year.

Remember this little guy??

That picture was from last Christmas, when he was almost 5 months old… He is not so little anymore! (Not that he has ever really been “little.”)  Want to see a more recent picture?

Thomas is now fifteen months old!  He had to have his first haircut before he even turned one!  He is walking and running and giving his mom quite the workout 😉  He “talks” a ton, even though it doesn’t quite make sense to the rest of us yet.  He reminds me a lot of his mom.  It is kinda hard to believe how much he has grown in such a short time!  Now for some of my favorite pictures of him… In a collage! 😉

I have plenty more pictures of him to share… But I probably shouldn’t overload you with too many at once. 😉 So for now I will leave you with one last picture… Thomas as a biker this Halloween! 😀