Last week, we took it upon ourselves to teach Luke how to give a thumbs up. At first, he didn't quite get the idea and kept making finger guns. He then moved on to manually folding his fingers down one by one with his other hand. He really had to concentrate to get it done.
After a while, he was able to do it without using both hands. If he ever runs for office, I'm totally pulling this out to use on campaign posters.
Vote for Luke Norton 2045!
In other news, I got excited the other day that after hardcore water fun in the backyard, he was finally going to eat his first ice cream cone. We've tried and tried to interest him in ice cream, popsicles, push-up pops, etc. and so far, he hasn't even wanted to taste them. Just the sight of them alone has him shaking his head and clamping his lips together. It just seems so...strange? un-American? wrong? that my toddler doesn't like any kind of frozen treat. I mean, seriously, what am I supposed to use as bribes now?!
Sadly, those few licks are all that he ate. Shortly after I stopped filming, he dropped it and Henry wasted no time in cleaning it off the deck. The empty cup next to him? Unsweetened apple sauce. Who eats applesauce over ice cream?! Oh well. At least he'll still have that cute smile without any cavities for when he does decide to rule the world.