04 October 2013

20 months


Yesterday B turned 20 months old.  I still call him baby all the time.  I also call him big boy when I am trying to get him to do something that a big boy would do...I wonder if this is confusing?

Probably.  He is pretty spectacular though and like I wrote yesterday - the funniest.  

A few things about my baby/big boy:

-He no longer says "booooo" (in a very high pitched voice) when you ask him what a cow says.  This breaks my heart a little bit because it was so darn cute.  He replaced it with an equally cute "mmmmmmmoooooooooooo" sound where he drags out the m for quite a while.  I think he is trying to do it like his dad.

-He is talking up a storm.  At 18 months I started writing down his words and I just stopped because there is no way to keep up.  He still calls water "lala" though and I hope that continues forever and ever.

-He loves his stuffed animals.  Baby brother may have to get all new stuffed animals because B is very attached to his.  A lot of times after naps he likes to point all of them out to me and tell me their names.  His favorites are definitely Mickey, Tigger, Pluto, monkey, and Beh Pooh (and he still calls him Beh Pooh which I am very grateful for).  He is also pretty in love with his giant Edent (elephant) and crocodile.

-He has a shoe obsession and constantly wants his shoes taken off (sue oss) so that I can put on a different pair (sue on).  He only has 3 or so pairs that fit right now so these just rotate.  His obsession with wearing Ryan's shoes and my shoes has stopped which is kind of nice because he no longer cries when they won't stay on his little feet.

-He knows all of his capital letters and numbers 1-9 and loves to point them out any chance he gets.  

-The dude loves music and dancing.  He loves to sing and often does so in church (as he directs the music with his hand).  Sometimes he is really loud and sometimes he doesn't realize it is actually a99 musical number happening where the congregation is not supposed to sing.  Funny kid.  One of his favorite things every week is music time at the library.  The other week the leader changed one of the songs up on him though and he just cried.  It made me really sad - he likes his routines!

-He has the most incredible memory.  The nurse at my doctor loves him and he loves her right back.  As we were walking down the hall to go to my appointment yesterday he kept repeating "Sybil, Sybil" before even seeing her.  He just remembers that he sees Sybil when we go to that building.  Last week our family made our monthly Costco trip (where we always get pizza before shopping) and as we pulled into the parking lot he stared saying (peeta, peeta).  I don't even have that good of a memory.

-He loves people and is really good with names.  He loves video chatting/facetiming with his cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents.

-He loves to match things.  Grandma Clyde has a really fun match game on her IPad that he is kind of a pro at now (I have yet to find a comparable match game for my phone) but he also loves matching up pictures in "look and find" books.  His favorite is a Sesame Street color one and he definitely knows where all of the "hidden" things are now.  (They are really in plain sight- no I Spy books here yet).  It brings him a lot of joy to match them though. 

-He loves to read, usually the same book over and over and over again.  He can help me recite Cat in the Hat even without the book.

-He now has a really good sad face and whiny voice.  We are working on getting him to make a "mad" face when he is upset instead of just hitting me (definitely working on the how to express negative emotion thing).

-He has a pretty short fuse but is really sweet all at the same time.

-His favorite toy is his Mater.  We have started watching Cars with him because of it (don't make it through much at a time) but he is so happy whenever Mater comes onscreen.  He likes McQueen too but just not as much.  Any picture of a tow truck is called Mater (Maner) in this house.

-He will only wear his robot jammies at night and wanted to wear them all day for a while.  He now understands the concept of day clothes and night clothes though and does pretty good about getting changed out of his wobot.

-He is awful at going to sleep even though he used to be so good at it!  Part of this is because he kept climbing out of the crib so he is now in a bed and because he is able to open his door.  He knows that so it is hard to keep in him in his room initially at night.

-He is very observant.  He notices things that I just wouldn't really think about.  Example:
He saw this in the sky as we were on a morning walk today and yelled "X!!!!!!"  He finds a lot of X's in the world.

-He is super funny.  The other day he insisted on walking around with his stacking rings on his arm.  He still wanted to eat dinner though and did so like this:
Seriously funny (he usually makes me feed him - he is independent in a lot of ways but still likes his mom to feed him). 

 If you see him ask him what a robot does and I promise you will laugh.

We love him a lot - and his sweet sweet smiles.  He is going to be the best big brother.










03 October 2013

So What's New?

A lot has been going on here as of late...and I haven't made writing any of it down in any form a priority.  SO here goes one big long post about the summer (that will never end...boo to Texas) and all of the fun Clyde family happenings.

So what's new?

-We went on vacation this summer (Ryan got an extended July 4th weekend - I got much longer)
-We bought a house and Ryan did it all himself...no realtor, nothin.  I was very impressed.  It's a tiny little dollhouse and I might write about it someday.
-We are about to have a baby any day now.   I'm hoping this little one holds off until Tuesday though so B can be with his grandma when it all happens
-B is currently in a very very cute stage where he talks up a storm and is the funniest ever.  He is also in a stage where he knows what he wants and likes to throw fits and doesn't like to go to sleep.  That is not the funniest.

That might not seem like "a lot" but it sure has seemed like a lot - big life stuff taking place.  

Anyway, first things first.

VACATION
We decided to fly to Utah to meet B's little twin cousins over the 4th of July weekend.  We hiked, played, slept, ate, and had lots and lots of fun with the Clydes.


Airports are fun when you like planes...just saying.  Also, please notice the cutest pose to the left. 




Fourth of July festivities
Are those babies not all the cutest?  Also - B looks like a GIANT.  
 Best kisses ever! He was mostly soft with the babies - hopefully that will continue with his brother.

 
 Do you think he likes his grandma a bit?  Yes, yes he does.

Family Hike!  Not going to say that I felt like I was in shape...nope! B did a good job though - he walked quite a bit.

Bowling - B is a pro now.  It held his attention for quite a long time



 After the weekend Ryan had to leave to go back to work but B and I stayed with Erin so we could see his other twin cousins.  He was not so soft with them (sorry K and K for all of the hair pulling)

BONUS - we got to see this guy as well.  B called him Shaw for a while and now calls him Dod.





 Cute kids right?


It was fun hanging out at Erin's new house and seeing these three play together.  If only the bug didn't enjoy pulling their hair so much.

After Utah B and I headed to Washington to spend a week with the Curry clan.  He saw every single cousin on this trip!

I already wrote about the sad sad ear infection but I am so glad he at least had some fun.




 B loves "Kennel" and dogs and grandparents.
Doing Itsy Bitsy with himself at the doctor - he broke out in a rash so we had to go get a new antibiotic prescription.  Trooper I tell you.




I LOVE his smile...love it love it.



Can you tell he has fun with his grandpa?

B was away from his dad for almost 2 weeks..it was sad for both of them but an AWESOME reunion.  When he saw Ryan at the airport he just kept saying Dada and looking at him in disbelief - "I can't believe you are actually here and not on a computer!"  It was so cute.  Those two boys are buds.

We have enjoyed the rest of our summer doing lots of "summery stuff" - lots of zoo, parks, pool, splash pad, and staying inside because it is Texas and it is unbearably hot here (at least for a pregnant mom - B would be outside all the time if he could).









B's form of golfing includes carrying the balls and placing them in the hole - he will also occasionally stick the golf club in the hole as well.  Hitting the ball toward/near the hole..no.

Yay for indoor activities that make him smile like that.

Safari nights at the zoo (in the evening when it has started to cool down but it still almost too hot to be outside - can you tell I don't like heat?)

 He sometimes rides in the car but mostly not

 Arteeeest!  Notice the foot

 Impromptu splash pad while shopping with Mama



Perot Museum downtown - it is super fun (annual membership a definite possibility).  B looooved the big dinosaur bones.  Also, how cute is he in that apron

Have I mentioned that he loves escalators (and elevators) - the Perot has a really fun one.  We could even see Ryan from there.
Coleman cam home from his mission and his first stop in the states?  DALLAS.  Check out the tongue on that giraffe

 B still asks me for Coleman and this visit was in August.

 That smile...


He has fun in water, by water, around water - just loves his "lala"  He is playing in a pool in OUR backyard.  He calls it the nake (snake) - doesn't quite know what a dragon is yet.

Last pictures (for now)
On our most recent adventure we took Bryant on the DART train for the first time (he loves seeing it) and he was so happy.  He just kept saying TAIN TAIN!



He also got to ride on an escalator which always makes his day.

Enough for now.  I am somewhat caught up.  Yay