The Biannual Whoorlito Update

Also known as the Whoorlito 15th month update.

Hmmm, where to begin. When I last updated you, Wito was 7 months old and looking like this:


Now, he more or less looks like this:


Unless I’m working on the laptop. Then, he looks like this:


Ack! The guilt! Stop with the eyes, kid!

Wito is no longer a baby. (sobbing all over my laptop) Physically, he’s still off the charts, towering over toddlers his age and eating their toys. Developmentally, he’s walking, dancing, faux-reading, babbling, throwing face-on-the-floor tantrums, you name it.

His two greatest loves (besides his glorious mother) are the outdoors and books. He never wants to be inside, always exploring and careening down the sidewalk at breakneck speeds. As SAJ has witnessed herself, if I put Wito down at the park, he will haul ass in the opposite direction without ever looking back. The kid would literally walk blocks without checking to see if I was still around. You know what this means, right? TODDLER LEASH TIME.

I kid, I kid.


However, when the time comes to return home, I have to wrangle his flailing appendages and muffle his blood-curdling screams in an attempt to get him inside the house. Just this morning while leaving the library, you would have thought I was ripping out his toenails while buckling him into his car seat. The child is one with nature.

As for books, well, books trump toys every damn time. It’s amazing. He has virtually no interest in toys right now, but give him a book or flashcards and he’s in heaven. (Hint hint, holiday shoppers.) And speaking of heaven, his most current quirk is just plain bizarro. When asked where the light is, he throws his palms to the sky, clenches his jaw, and slightly shakes his hands, as if he is channeling all of the energy in his body to turn the light on. It’s quite evangelical in nature. You might be reading about his popular cult in twenty years, is all I’m sayin’.

Wito’s hair:

Natural highlights

Oh. This isn’t supposed to be one of “those” posts.

Well, okay then! My work here is done!


All You Need Is Love. And a book. Preferably outside.

  • cocodrie

    October 29, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Books! And being outdoors in the sunshine! My kinda boy.

  • BBM

    October 29, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    That is one freakin’ cute kid. Freakin’ cute AND he has good hair. What more could you ask for?

  • LVGurl

    October 29, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    “All you need is love. And a book. Preferably outside.”

    LOVE IT!

    Look what a big boy he is! And the eyes!

  • Jennie

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    This was so funny and sweet and perfect. I loved it.

  • hello insomnia

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    I always wonder about those toddler leashes, but sometimes they would be so handy, and more humane than, say, a toddler collar.

  • paisley

    October 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    What a gorgeous child!!!!!

    So sweet. What a great update!

  • Janssen

    October 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, he is a doll. I can’t believe what a little person he is.

  • janet

    October 29, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    he is so cute I want to eat him. In a book taco while camping in the great outdoors, of course. And I still think he looks like you.

  • sizzle

    October 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    he just gets cuter and cuter. though i’m not there to witness the fits on the floor. i find those a bit too amusing…probably because i am just an aunt and not a mom. ;)

  • Annika

    October 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Maybe a shock collar?

  • Candi

    October 29, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been visiting here for about a month and I finally have to comment.

    You have a very very adorable little boy :) He should be in commercials or something!

  • Rattling The Kettle

    October 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Either that kid is a giant, or you have a very low sofa. :-)

  • erin rae

    October 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Your kid makes my ovaries ache.

    Damn you Whoorl.

    But his natural highlights and haircut suit his face shape and coloring quite perfectly….

  • amy

    October 29, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    it hurts the eyes how adorably cute this child is. i mean what a total hunk of love! those eyes! oh and his style…i guess his mom gets all those compliments. but your child is stunning.

  • Beth

    October 29, 2007 at 3:29 pm


    SO cute!

  • little miss mel

    October 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Wito! So good to see you again! Looking darling as evah!

    We actually use a puppy back pack leash with Rt in airports, malls and other majorly populated places. Otherwise, we’d lose him and our minds at the same time. :)

  • Emily

    October 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Natural highlights.

    Bwa ha ha ha ha! That was great.

    Also, HOLY CRAP he is cute. And… well, enormous, isn’t he? I mean, how much DOES he weigh these days? 40? 50 pounds? How off the charts are we talking?

  • Lisa

    October 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    He is such a beautiful boy! I love the expression in his eyes–very sweet and soulful!

  • jonniker

    October 29, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Is it creepy of me to say that dude, Sarah, your kid? He’s going to be really quite the looker for the ladies someday. Seriously. What a stunner he is.

  • Karen

    October 29, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Oh he’s gorgeous! I have used the leash a couple of times – only in really busy places (ie. airport) – quite effective, especially if you let him put it on.
    Thanks for the update.

  • metalia

    October 29, 2007 at 4:22 pm


  • saramoe

    October 29, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Could he be any cuter? OMG! :)

    And a big yay for the book-lovin’. I so wish my nieces and nephews were like him.

  • Not The Mama

    October 29, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Dear god, the cuteness. It hurts. I just want to kiss his sweet cheeks. And those eyes. How do you ever say no to him? Don’t make us wait eight months for another update! He’s too cute to wait that long.

    Oh, and I literally burst out laughing at the Wito edition of Hair Thursday. Nicely done.

  • bethany actually

    October 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Wito clearly got your good taste in shoes, Whoorl. Those crabby Robeez are awesome.

  • margot

    October 29, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Dude, you have to have some serious guns carting that kiddo around. What a sweetheart he is!

  • SAJ

    October 29, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Yes, I have seen that boy go. I tried to stop him once. Once I got over how heavy he was and regained my blance, he just looked up at me with his giant patient eyes like I was a whack job. I put him back down and off he went as if it never happened.

  • Amanda Brown

    October 29, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful isn’t often a word used to describe little boys, but that is what he is! What a heartbreaker.

  • am'ti b

    October 29, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    good to see you!

  • Miguelina

    October 29, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    The eyes! Wow. Wito is adorable. So is your house.

    Oh, and Sebi has the same Beatles shirt!

  • Angella

    October 29, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Mothers. Lock up your daughters.


    He is one future lady-killer!

  • Ashlie

    October 29, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    As a happy D.I.N.K (double income no kids) you make me want to have babies. If I could have a little boy as cute as yours I’d pop one out right now. With an epidural and plenty of ice chips, of course…

  • chris

    October 29, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    He is gorgeous. Love, a book, and the outdoors sounds pretty perfect.

  • Anna

    October 29, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Ah yes, he’s cute. What a relief it is to be able to say that – some little’uns just aren’t, you know? Kidding… kinda. :) But yeah, he’s quite the little looker. Love the eyes!

  • nabbalicious

    October 29, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Of course he would have perfect hair. He’s a DOLL.

  • sunny

    October 30, 2007 at 4:44 am

    I love this site for the hair updates and advice but it ‘s also really cool to read about mothering a crazy boy toddler! My son is very similar to wito – he is off and GONE! He just turned 2 & now we have a nanny during the daytime – thank goodness this girl is extremely bouncy and fit to run after his crazy ass :)

  • Spandrel Studios

    October 30, 2007 at 5:16 am

    So, your son is cerebral *and* a looker?

    Woo-boy, are you going to be in trouble in 10 or 11 years!

  • B@B@(Sue)

    October 30, 2007 at 6:27 am

    Waooo.. cute…

    Oh I had a dream that wito was playing with a little sister…..ummm

  • Katie

    October 30, 2007 at 7:52 am

    He’s so handsome. And ah the wavy hair.

    So seriously, have you given him a hair cut? Do you take Hair Thursday applicants who are only 11 months old?

  • Natalie 42

    October 30, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Do you and D just high five each other in the halls of your home sometimes? I mean, b/c you guys obviously have the ability to create gorgeous children? You should. I’m just sayin’.

  • Leta

    October 30, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Good gravy, that is one fine lookin’ young man you have there!

  • bethany

    October 30, 2007 at 7:28 am

    Could he be ANY more perfect looking, No, no I do not think so! He’s a t.v baby, Whoor!!

  • Kristie

    October 30, 2007 at 9:35 am

    He’s just precious!
    And, I’m so into the toddler leash. But the cute ones that look like backpacks.

  • Sarcomical

    October 30, 2007 at 8:59 am

    i’m just saying, if you can document that jimmy swaggart-like move, you really must post a video sometime. ;)

    p.s. love his slippers. ;)

  • lini

    October 30, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Precious, precious, precious, precious, precious, precious,precious. And about holiday gifts, are you sure a train wouldn’t be enjoyed?

  • kerrianne

    October 30, 2007 at 9:06 am

    I totally want that Beatles t-shirt. But it definitely looks better on him than it would on me.

  • BeachMama

    October 30, 2007 at 9:14 am

    How adorable. Wito is just so cute and he has grown so much since you last posted photos of him. I know what it is like to have a kid off the charts size wise. Just to let you know, everyone will always think he is older than he is. It still happens here.

  • sar

    October 30, 2007 at 10:39 am

    He is a cutie that is for sure!
    You are a lucky mommy, and Wito is a lucky boy!

  • Jora

    October 30, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Ahhhhhh! Wito is a little boy now! So precious!

  • Isabel

    October 30, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Hey…our kids look alike. Except my kid’s hair is longer then my own hair. AHHH!!

    Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    (Oh, and don’t throw things at me, but my kid doesn’t know what to do with grass. City living will do that to a person.)

  • Gina in SC

    October 30, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    kids in rockstar t-shirts=cutest thing ever!! my kid sports green day and weezer! LOL

  • gorillabuns

    October 30, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    temper tantrums = so not fun!

    boo-boo is as handsome as ever.

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  • Tracey

    October 30, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Oh, he is too cute! And it has been too long! It’s been said before, and it will be said again…those eyes!

  • Kristin

    October 31, 2007 at 7:06 am

    OMG, he is precious! I don’t even like children that much, but I think Whoorlito and I would get along – he looks like a baby model!

  • Sarah Brown

    October 31, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Aw, that last picture! Little buddy!

  • Tara

    October 31, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Wow. He is SO CUTE!

  • Lara

    October 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    What a cutie pie! Also, can I move into that room? I feel like it would make me automatically cool just by virtue of being in it.

  • Neil

    November 1, 2007 at 4:46 am

    The good looks are certainly going to help him when he starts that cult.

  • kassie

    November 3, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    That is the cutest kid I’ve ever seen.