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Gregory is twenty months old today. Only four months till he turns two. He is a very happy child. Gregory constantly has the case of the giggles. He is also very helpful around the house. He picks up trash and puts it in the trashcan along with anything else I let him get hold of. He puts his dirty clothes in the laundry basket. He even helps put food in the refrigerator. When it is time to clean up he will pick up all his toys and put them away. Gregory is a pro at finding things. You just ask him and he will find. I think this is one boy who will have plenty of shoes because he is crazy about his shoes. Shoes seem to be the greatest thing to him, probably because they mean we are going out. When we are out and about and one of Gregory’s shoes comes off he lets you know about it. For example today one of Gregory’s shoes came off and I did not know. He kept saying shoes, shoes, shoes, but I wasn’t listening I guess. I kept holding his hand and tried to go inside. Until finally he got my attention enough and I let his hand go. He went running for his shoe. He came back and gave it to me and wanted it back on. I did not want to put it back on because we were only a few steps from the door. I put it on his foot anyway. He was very happy about that. Gregory also wants to do many things on his own or not do it at all. Like today when we were leaving I was trying to hold Gregory’s hand when we went down the steps. As soon as I took his hand he would sit down. When I let go he would stand up and walk down steps. I would hold his hand he would sit down. So I just let go and let him do it by himself. So Gregory likes to do things on his own but he loves being held and that attention too. He gives the best hugs and kisses. He will come up to you and give you a great hug and a kiss right on the mouth. He will even hug and kiss little girls who we don’t know. Hopefully that will stop once he goes to school. When I gave birth to Gregory I could not believe how much I loved him and I knew that I was going to show him the love I felt for him every day. I did not know how much of that love I would get back. His love is the best gift I could ever ask for. I am his Momma.