These are what make Harvey's world go 'round. His keys. Harvey has such an obsession with keys right now. He takes them off of tables, pulls them out of people's hands, even takes them out of random people's pockets/purses. It's pretty serious. So yesterday I took him to Home Depot to get his very own set. I bought him 4 un-cut keys (yeah, go ask the locksmith for 4 of their cheapest keys---oh and, don't cut them please! That will get you some looks), a pretty sweet skull key chain (it was that or polka dots, ok?), and then I added a broken keyless entry that we already had. He now knows he's hit the big time. He's the proud owner of four keys that go no where and a keyless entry that doesn't work. Big.time.toddler.
Speaking of big time toddler, check out this toddler 'tude.
Just keepin' it real folks. This is what happens when you even speak of maybe putting the keys down so you can eat your breakfast. Or go to bed. I seriously had to rip them out of his hands (while he was throwing a nasty tantrum, of course) last night when I put him to bed. I pondered just letting him go to bed with his keys. What's the worst that can happen, sleeping with a set of keys? I immediately took them away.
Harvey is getting so big. He is now a full time walker. He's been walking for quite awhile, but until last Thursday, he was still mostly crawling or walking with our help. Then last week while we were at Davis Kidd, he just stood up and walked across the room and that was it. Since then, he walks more than he crawls. And he almost never lets John and I carry him. We now inch our way from the parking lot to any store. I'm always praying for a close spot, even when the weather is nice.
While it's sad to watch him grow up and need our help less and less, there are some perks. It's pretty nice to get him out of the car and let him walk by himself into the house while I get everything out of the car in one trip. And now we can go to the playground to play! Before he could walk it was silly to go out and let him crawl all over the mulch and put him up on the playground equipment to let him crawl up there. Now he can walk, climb and walk on the equipment, and even go down the slide all by himself. It's all happening so quickly now.
He was dragging that big frog all over the house the other day. Then he tripped and fell over it, and just laid on the floor sucking his thumb for awhile. Guess he figured he needed a good rest.
A few other quick stories about Harv:
-He started carrying around a few of my purses today. He loads them up with all kinds of treasure and drags them all over the house. Now he can really leave crap everywhere!
-We ordered him a cardboard cottage the other day. Seriously. I'm excited.
-Harvey is getting along better with baby Sam, although he is still hung up on all of Sam's "accessories". Sam was laying in his Moses basket on the floor sucking his paci, minding his own business. Harvey saw an opportunity and went for it. He picked up a block, crawled over to Sam, placed the block next to Sam's hand and pulled out his paci. Harvey just knew he couldn't just take Sam's paci, so he decided to trade him for it. Sorry man, that's not how it works. But he earned some points for creativity.
-Anytime he hears a phone ring, he puts his hand up to his ear and says "Ewhoaw". He'll even sometimes do it when he hears one of our BlackBerry's vibrate. Now that's talent.