Toddlerhood, a Snapshot

Lately, Liyam has been climbing into bed with us in the middle of the night. It’s irritating to have your sleep interrupted by a pushy octopus with no control over its limbs. He says loudly, “Please move? I need some space,” as if it were the middle of a noontime conversation. But then he snuggles in close and rubs my arm gently with his soft soft hand, and who wouldn’t love that for at least five minutes?

Cafe Liyum

Welcome to Café Liyum!

Welcome to Café Liyum!

May I offer you a cappuccino water? Or perhaps a chocolate sausage taco?

May I offer you a cappuccino water? Or perhaps a chocolate sausage taco?


Serving plate? My plate.

When it comes to breakfast decisions, this boy never has a problem with waffling.


Happy Campers

We took Liyam on his first camping trip last weekend. Hammocks, gigantic fallen and hollowed-out redwoods, amber waves of grain, our friend Amber’s son with waves of grain-colored hair. It was excellent.

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Two years, two cupcakes, too cute.

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Hello, Cupcake Number One.

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Don’t touch my cupcake.

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Ah, Cupcake Number Two is just as delectable. I shall touch it to my lips thusly and thereby convene with the chocolate deities.

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If I pretend not to love this, maybe they’ll give me a third when I’m done.

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Chomp chomp.

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Real men eat cupcakes.

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I wonder if there are any blueberries left over there…

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I’m done now, Daddy. Do you want to take a turn?

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Wow, I feel great! I should eat cupcakes more often.


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