I have some pictures to share with you from this past weekend but before I do, I'd like to tell a story.
Saturday morning, Snuggle Bug woke up, called for his mommy to get him up, and then immediately walked into the living room and asked, "La La?"
To Snuggle Bug, La La is the generic term for his Baby Einstein DVDs. The first one he ever watched was the Neighorhood Animals DVD and it reminded him of his "Moo Ba La La La" book by Sandra Boyton, so he started calling all Baby Einstein DVDs "La La."
Anyway, he wanted to watch La La right away upon waking up. If we let him, he'd watch these 24/7 but Oronzo and I will only let him watch one a day and he hadn't even had breakfast yet, so I told him, "No La La, Snuggle Bug."
The wheels must've been churning in his little head because after I told him "No" he walked into our bedroom, where Oronzo was still in bed snoozing. He approached the bed and said, "Daddy, I love lu! La La?"
The little stinker decided he didn't like my answer, so he'd go ask Daddy and see if he would let him watch his DVD. He even made the effort to try to butter up Oronzo with an "I love lu" before posing his question! Thankfully, the bedroom door had been open and Oronzo had heard me tell Snuggle Bug, "No," so he gave him the same response. Then Oronzo got out of bed, came into the living room and said to me, "Wow, it starts early, doesn't it?!"
At barely 21 months old, our son has already figured out how to try to manipulate his parents! How does that happen? We are going to have to be on our toes with this one! :)
Okay, so at what age did you notice your children starting to try their hand at manipulation? Please tell me our child isn't exceedingly young to have learned this trick!
And now, it's time for some pictures. I think I mentioned in my post last Friday that we were going to go apple picking over the weekend. Snuggle Bug and I went with Oronzo's sister and her family and some other mutual friends. Oronzo stayed at home to work. Since I was keeping tabs on Snuggle Bug myself and helping him to pick apples, I didn't get a lot of pictures taken but here are 3 that I managed to snap quickly. Enjoy!
Picture #1- Snuggle Bug walking with his cousin down the long rows of apple trees. Sorry, the picture is a bit blurry. I was walking and trying to take pictures at the same time to keep up with them.
Picture #2- Snuggle Bug and his cousin stopping to eat more apples. Don't worry, they weren't eating the ones from the ground, they have ones picked from the trees. I can't believe how many apples Snuggle Bug ate that day! I'm surprised he didn't get a tummy ache. I ate quite a few myself. The Golden Delicious apples were our favorites!
Picture #3- These are some of the apples we picked. Aren't they beautiful! We had such a great afternoon at the apple orchard. This coming month we'll be back out at this farm picking out pumpkins!