Sunday, August 4, 2013

The past month and a half

So, it’s been a little while since I updated everyone on what’s been going on with David!

Here's what's been up with this 21 month old!

David transitioned to a new daycare at the end of June. He went from a center to an in-home. While we really liked the center and his main teacher a ton we just felt like he might do a little better in a smaller environment. Turns out we were correct. He is absolutely loving it. Of course, it took about a week for him to adjust but now he just goes right in and seems as happy as can be. He even has a BFF! There’s one little girl there who is his same age (just one day older actually!) and apparently they are inseparable. He’s frequently talking about his pal, even pointing at girl shoes at Target and saying her name. It’s love! It could be his age but we are also noticing he is talking a whole lot more and sleeping a whole lot better. It is nice!

Speaking of talking! Whoo boy, he’s a talking fool.  I couldn’t even begin to count the number of words he knows and he learns them so fast! We pretty much only have to say a word a couple times before he has it down. He’s also saying things a lot more clearly and properly. Sadly, Zach and I are now “Mommy and Daddy” . “Mama and Dada” are officially things of the past and I won’t lie and tell you it doesn’t hurt a little bit.  Missy is no longer “me me” but is “Missy! Moo!” just like I call her. Outside is no longer “side” but “Outside”, “Deck”, “Yard”, “Park” or wherever else he feels like telling me he wants to go.  Oh opinions, boy does he have them!  He also tries to sing which might be the cutest thing yet. His favorite songs are “Happy Birthday”, “Row Row Row Your Boat” and “The Hotdog Dance”.  He does, however, no longer want me to sing to him and says “NO!” every time I start.  So…..

He is my most favorite little errand runner. I am soaking up his love of shopping while I can, because I know it won’t last forever. He has a shopping cart that he loads up with all his toys and pushes around the house saying “shop!”.  Sometimes when he gets bored he will look at me and say “Car, bye bye, shop?” Who am I to turn that down?!

We’ve been to the zoo a couple times and while I don’t think he’s super into the animals quite yet, he does like to walk around and explore. Going on stroller-free walks is one of his favorite things but he also really likes to sit in his stroller and go on walks around the neighborhood with Missy too. I’ve been toying around with the idea of investing in a Bob stroller with some gift card money I’ll be getting from work, but I just don’t know…. I’m afraid he’s almost to the end of his stroller-loving time and then if we have another we’ll need a double. So, I’m still thinking.  Decisions, decisions.

The lake has also been a destination this year. I went over the 4th of July weekend without Zach or David. I hung out with my brothers and sister in law and we just went on boat rides, floated in the lake, ate a crap ton of junk food and took it easy! While I sure missed the boys it was nice to just have a little bit of downtime. We went back a couple weeks ago and took David with us. Boy, does he like it! He plays with Vince and Sheena’s dog Max and swims and goes on boat rides. Last weekend when we were driving to the store he goes “Lake? Boat? Papa?” Little lake baby.

It’s crazy to think that summer is almost over. Zach’s already been busy getting ready for his job with the Chiefs and Nebraska games are just around the corner. It’s going to be just me and D for a while pretty soon, but I think we’ll manage. I’ve got lots of fall plans, but hopefully we can still get in a lot more fun summer stuff. I’ve yet to take him to the real pool, so I definitely want to get that in and maybe, just maybe another lake trip!

I’ll end with some of his currents:

Favorite Food: Toast (French or Jelly), mac n cheese, pb&j, cake (he calls it “happy” which might be my most favorite thing in the world
), cold green beans, corn, applesauce, cheese, crackers, and of course, cookies (which are still “coo-coo’s” ), cereal, blueberries and popsicles (“cop-i-co’s”)

Most Loved Toys: Shopping cart, vacuum, broom, ride-on turtle, cars, puzzles, sidewalk chalk, kitchen utensils (he loves to “cook”), Zach’s video game controllers and any random item he finds laying around. He really doesn’t play with his “toys” all that often actually….

Preferred Activities: Shopping, PLAYING OUTSIDE, going to the park, baths, playing with the hose, chasing the dogs, reading books, throwing things, collecting rocks, throwing tantrums

Sleep Stats: Goes to bed at 7:45 and now sleeps with a pillow along with his beloved be-be. Has been “sleeping in” until 6:30-7 most days which is ridiculously luxurious and I’m not even kidding.  Naps are usually from 12:30 to 2.  When he wakes up he will tell us he is “wake” or “up” and when I try to tell him it’s time to go to bed he says “no! wake!” however once we lay him down he falls right asleep without protest.

I'd really like to try and updated this thing a little more often. I'm toying around with a few ideas, but we'll see. I need just a few more hours in the day....

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