Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Lately he's been acting like a howler monkey. When Ike gets really upset  (we put him in bed or take away something he's using as a weapon) he screams so loud it hurts our ears.  His volume level is much more effective at getting his point across than his language skills right now.  He actually speaks really well (mostly because of Zeb, I'm sure) but he always loves to shriek. Zeb accused him of being a 'screaming banshee' in the car yesterday.  I use that phrase far too often referring to my children and they seem to have picked up on it. 

Ike also loves to eat.  His favorite food is now ketchup- which luckily can be put on ANYthing.  He eats lots of black beans mixed with ketchup.  It actually makes me dry heave a little.  He also likes to dip bread, apples, pretzels, cheese, and carrots in it.
 Ike was devastated that Zeb got to go to a party one day so we took him to Costco for Ice Cream as a consolation prize.  We don't actually have a costco membership- but we go there a lot anyway :)  Free samples and you don't need a membership to eat at their little 'cafe'.
He's also the boy of ridiculous faces and smiles. 


Michelle said...

He is so stinkin' cute. I just love his sweet smiles, and I honestly canNOT imagine him screaming at ALL! Mr. Mellow? I don't believe it's possible. :)

Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmm. ketchup. haha!

M- your favorite said...

Okay I can't wait to see him again! I love that boy! So dang cute!

dockters said...

I love that bottom pic of Ike!

And you remember how loud Max can scream! Ahhh!! He hasn't changed one bit. He screams when he's happy, sad, scared, mad, name it! He's also a ketchup fanatic.

I also love ALL of your Chicago pictures! Your shots of the city are great! What a fun week! Glad all is well!

yaya said...

It's great to connect with them one at a time..I love Ike's hat in the last pic! I used to eat carrots with ketchup when I was younger..skinnier too. I ate carrots so much I actually turned a shade of orange..not kidding.

Annie O said...

OMH! He is so darn cute! I can't wait to see him (and Zeb) in March.

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