Friday, January 30, 2015

Lovies and the like

Otherwise titled "things I hope never to forget about my kiddos in these their sweet and precious childhood days."

Is there anything more adorable than a child with his/her special lovie? Hardly. For Evan, he has always shared a special connection with his green blanket. In fact we often called him Linus to see him drag it behind him as a toddling two something. I kick myself almost daily for not buying two of them. It's well loved. Seams loosed. Color faded. Torn edges. Absolutely irreplaceable.

Remember this?
And now...
More recently this big boy has taken on a more nurturing side and come very attached to this little pup whom he named "Beckett"

Beckett hails from the land of IKEA, and Evan is crazy about this dog. In fact he says likes him much better than our own real dog Piper and well, I can't say I blame him. ;-)

Bennett was a paci lover from the get go, and so for the past 3 years I'd say his special attachment item has been his collection of pacifiers. Now that's he's almost three and we're successfully phasing them out(knock on wood), I'll say that his special lovies(which tend to change from time to time) are his blue blanket and purple care bear. As an aside, he loves his blue striped blankey but has never really been a die hard blanket boy like brother. In fact we actually lost his special baby blanket at the state fair last year(we broke our own rule of never taking it out of the house-parent fail!). Thankfully, he never really noticed. Even after we replaced it with a similar but obviously different
one from Belk on the way home, he was never really phased. I will say that's he's grown to love his own blanket now-mostly I think because he wants to be just like big brother!

Bennett has always loved stuffed animals. Exhibit A...
His current favorite is share bear, the purple care bear. Every time I hear his tiny feet pit pattering down the hall after his nap, you better believe he's got his blanket in one hand and care bear in the other.

I can hardly believe how fast the time flies. It's crazy for me to think that Bennett will be turning three in a matter of weeks, and not long after I'll have a full blown Kindergarten on my hands. So in an effort to preserve these precious moments, I thought to myself I need to blog these lovies! No doubt I'll be perusing this very blog years down the road and smile at the memory of baby blankets and purple care bears.

Yes, these are special days.

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