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A favorite moment in our house is when it gets real quiet, and suddenly Camaron and I can hear little jibber jabbers coming from Fox's room. Then we'll peek in only to find Fox with a huge smile on his face, sitting in his crib playing with his toothbrush (it's rare that he doesn't sleep with it these days). He seriously loves that thing. I'd say, The only thing he loves more than his toothbrush is yogurt. He'd eat it all day if I'd let him. And somedays I'm tempted too, he's such a picky eater. Better yogurt than nothing, right? I swear his eating habits are what are causing my grey hairs.

Fox is such a curious little boy. He doesn't talk yet, but he always inquires about everything around him by pointing and making noises that always go up in pitch (so he basically always sounds inquisitive). Along with being curious, this kid is also full of surprises. I'm always shocked at what he notices and remembers. He'll be in one room and then suddenly become upset about something, I'll have no idea why of course, then I'll follow him to the other side of the house where he'll walk into a room, lift up the curtains, and reveal the toy he was missing. How did he know/remember that was there?! Other surprises include me finding his "treasures" all over the house. Usually, it's goldfish in all of the baking dishes in the cupboards he can open, or a pair of his tiny socks in the box of ziplock bags under the sink:)

This little guy loves being read to (it's my not-so-secret weapon when he's feeling really sad or frustrated). Another not-so-secret trick of mine when he's feeling down, is taking him outside. He loves being outside. The weather has been so nice lately that we've just been leaving our back door open a lot, and Fox loves venturing out into our tiny backyard (Even though he's a pro walker now,  he'll always crawl over the threshold). Other than the threshold thing, Fox is pretty much a non-stop walker. His favorite place to test out his skills proves to ultimately be at church. The long, wide open aisles just beckon him. I'm now one of those ladies who's always chasing her baby all around sacrament meeting (yay!) (Camaron too. Yay!).

People continually told us, right after Fox was born, that he would just get more and more fun as he got older. It's definitely proving to be true. I cannot believe Fox is just about fourteen months old, and what a fun loving little guy he is. Fox is also just a very loving little guy all around. He loves being held by friends, family, and strangers. He is so smiley and always ready to laugh. Sometimes he'll even give us kisses:) And on days when I'm babysitting for friends, Fox always makes sure the babies have their pacifiers in, and I recently discovered he is a sympathy cryer -just like his mom.

Love you little smiley Foxy:)

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Fox on a walk


One of the hardest things about this summer was that it was just too hot to do much outside with Fox (as is true with every Arizona summer). To cure our cabin fever, we usually just went to the store or something lame like that. To say I've been looking forward to fall is a bit of an understatement. Let's just say, one of my biggest fears lately had been that Fox would somehow suddenly decide he hated his stroller for some reason -seriously, I love taking him on walks so much that this thought truly frightened me. Luckily, that wasn't the case. He still loves walks (hallelujah!) and we've been going on at least two a day now that the weather is finally at a bearable temperature (told you I love taking him on walks).

Ok, confession: part of why I've been taking him on multiple walks a day has been because I've been listening to an audiobook as we stroll around the neighborhood -and I'm already sucked into it. I used this same idea last winter when I took Fox on walks almost everyday. Back then, I was listening to The Dangerous Animals Club by Stephen Tobolowsky, which I HIGHLY recommend! Seriously, I felt like Stephen and I were great friends by the time I finished that one -and you would want him as your friend, just to hear all of his stories. This time, I'm listening to Divergent by Veronica Roth. It's a YA novel that apparently everyone has already read, except me. I just get sucked into books so easily, I really can't wait until Fox and I go on our walk(s) today so I can find out what happens next!

sidenote: we also sometimes play on the playgrounds in the neighborhood. The real/main reason I love taking Fox outside is because I know he loves being outside and all there is to explore and see. I swear I'm not as selfish as I made it sound above when I basically wrote that I only take him on walks so I can listen to my book:)

Yay fall!
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