February 04, 2012

R2-D2 Snowman


Chicago is totally making me suspicious this Winter. With very little snow, and mild temperatures, I have nothing to complain about. Which is rare. Just look through the archives to see me whining my way through January, February, and March.

So, when it does snow, the kids are all over it. Here are Rowan and Brooke with Cormac and a snowman they made my shoveling all the snow on the block, packing it into buckets, and making a little R2-D2-shaped snowman.

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Snow Man Buddies


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December 01, 2011

School Photos are In

With that smile, is it any wonder that he gets anything his dear little heart desires?




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November 22, 2011

He knows how cute he is...

... and that makes him dangerous.


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June 03, 2011

Poor Baby


Cormac is down for the count with strep. Poor baby! It's so strange not to have this little boy bouncing off the walls, and just laying next to me. But I am always open to snuggling.

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June 01, 2011

run for cover


Cormac got ahold of the hose at the neighbor's house.

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April 28, 2011

Comb Over

comb over

Cormac, sporting a Donald Trump-ish comb-over. (And I hope when we are reading this in the future, no one says, "You mean President Donald Trump?")

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July 28, 2010

what is Cormac like?

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Funny. Quick to laugh. A total tough-guy. (He will fall down, scrape his knees, hit his head, and not even flinch.) Adoring of his brother (yet, he loves to provoke him, too). In constant motion. A fervent animal lover. All boy. Demanding. (He wants this toy. And he wants it now!) Very huggy. Frequently bossy. Apologetic when he gets fussy. (He will hug and pat you after throwing a tantrum.) Not shy whatsoever. Likes babies--tries to offer them his bobo and coos over them. But it's all about the big kids. He stumbles around, chasing them, trying to keep up. A great eater. Loud. Happy. Utterly adorable.

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May 25, 2010

Cormac at 18 Months

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Oh, Cormac, it is a good thing you are so darn cute. Because you have evolved into quite the little scamp during the past six months. Your energy is simply indefatigable--from the time you get up in the morning, you start the day by rattling the rails of your crib like you're in the clink. You bound out of bed, demanding "MLK! MLK!" and then happily devour a full 12 oz.

Then, you're off and running (for the next few hours) like a miniature drunk, stumbling around, hugging, knocking things over, abruptly changing directions, and frequently chasing the dog. The best word I would use to describe you is boisterous—you laugh loudly, fear nothing, and appear to have quite the sense of humor. A mere napkin on my head leaves you doubled over in giggles, and has you pleading, "MORE! MORE!" for me to do it again. Hide and go seek? HILARIOUS. And you also can't hear but a few bars of a song without doing this awesome little butt-shaking, fist-pumping series of dance moves. Now that the weather is warm, you want to tear off your clothes and run through the sprinkler naked. In you, I think we have our party boy.

The best thing that you're doing right now is spontaneous hugs. The kind of hugs that require the involvement of your whole body, right down to those downy curls at the back of your little head. You love to hug your brother (and oh, boy, does he ever love it when you hug him), and Santos is the reluctant recipient of many hugs from you as well. Sometimes when I pick you up from the nanny share at the end of the day, you come running and dive into me with an enthusiastic hug. Other times, you're having too much fun, and end up kind of blowing me off, like, "Mom? Could you maybe come back later? I'm kind of busy driving this pretend car right now."

You have also entered the tantrum phase of toddlerhood. We're talking the collapse-on-the-floor-boneless-arched-back kind of tantrums. And you also started hitting when you get mad, which you thought was hilarious until it landed you with a consistently stern look, a reproachful "NO!" and occasionally a little time alone. Luckily, your brother prepared me for this. I remember this from Finn--18 months was all about the extremes. Big hugs and kisses (MWAH! you say), and those big dramatic tantrums.

The funny thing is that you really would rather be in your fun-guy mode than fussing about stuff. When you don't get what you want, you stomp around, pout, and sometimes collapse on the floor in what I like to think is your interpretation of non-violent protest. But I can usually get you to start laughing, and be like, "OK, I don't have too much sway in this argument, as I am 1/5 your size."

Like I said before, Cormac, you are so darn cute. In every single way. From chubby little thighs to your random pattern of teeth that you're growing. You're even cute when you wake me up in the middle of the night, screaming, then when I pick you up and cradle you, you grin, point to my eyes and say, "EYES!" before giggling. Even then, Cormac.

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November 27, 2009

Hangin' with Mr. C

Just playing around this afternoon. And yes, I did (eventually) wipe his nose. P.S. I love Cormac's crinkle nose here!

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October 11, 2009

Complete chaos and utter pandemonium

In other words: Saturday.


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July 14, 2009

Momma and Chubba-Loo


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June 14, 2009

Belly Surfin'

Cormac's trying his darnedest to crawl. He'll get it soon!

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May 17, 2009

Helpful Brother

Mommy was outta town for a few days and Finn really stepped up and helped out. Here he is teaching his little bro to use his new baby chair.

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April 07, 2009

Tummy time!


Cormac is really gettin' good at rolling over and is starting to like hanging out on his belly.


Yeah, yeah. Big boys do it all the time...

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April 06, 2009

5 Months!

Our big little man is gettin' bigger.

In honor of the occasion, I finally made him his own logo...


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March 21, 2009

Chubba Chubba

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March 16, 2009

Smiley Bebz.

This is the absolutely, positively cutest phase. (Yet.)

Yesterday, Cormac was fussing in the car. And as soon as Finn started talking to him, he started giggling. These two are just too cute together.

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March 07, 2009

Goofing Around on Saturday Morning

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January 20, 2009

Cormac's Happy, Too!


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January 11, 2009

Cormac Flenderson


Another doppleganger, that only became obvious when I saw this picture of him.

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December 09, 2008

Cormac after his bath

I'm typing this with one hand because baby will not let me put him down. But these photos were too adorable not to post. Here's the boy after one month!

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November 17, 2008

Deja Vu

It may be partly because this is the exact same tub, but these shots of Cormac's first bath are eerily reminiscent of the same moment just over 3 years ago with Finn.

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