Wednesday, January 18, 2012

23 months old

Age: 23 months!

Weight: I've been wrong on this lately. We actually weighed him this week and he's not quite 32 lbs.

Length: Over 34"

Size: Size 5 diapers during the day; size 6 at night. Shoes size 6. Clothes are 24 months or 2T. Pajamas are 3T.

Hair: Looking good :)

Teeth: I think 19 - which means one more 2 year molar and we're done!

Sleeping: Same as usual! My mom is always saying that she can't belive how good he is - apparently we were bad sleepers.

Eating: We are making some progress here! He's actually been willing to try different foods now - although after a few bites he decides he's done. At least he's trying. He'll eat any kind of chicken (not just nuggets now) - especially if he can have mustard with it. He ate a cheeseburger at school one day and came home and told me that it was "nummy" (yummy) and said he wanted to eat one. So off we went to McDonalds. Not the healthiest, but I was so excited it was something new.

Talking: nonstop. I wish that I had been keeping a list of his words, but that seems impossible now. Some of the cutest things come out of his mouth these days. He was wanting something the other day and I wanted him to say please, so I asked him to ask me nicely. He said "more nicely?" Sometimes we actually get please out of him. :) He's also learning to say "Excuse me" instead of "move mommy" when I'm in his way. He's also very demanding when he wants something. "Sit mommy. Play choo-choos mommy." He's starting to pronounce some of his old words correctly now - the one that sticks out is that water is no longer wawa, but water.

Favorite toys/activities: choochoos, dinosaurs - especially when combined. Dinosaur Train is a favorite show. He loves to be rocked before bed and wants his favorite books read - right now those are Where the Wild Things Are and Tickle Monster.

Dislikes: diaper changes in a big way.

Disposition: He's been such a happy little boy, although a bit needy

Other things about him:
*He peed on the potty! He sits on it occasionally and last week he actually peed. We're not sure that he knew he was doing it, but when he realized he got a sticker he wanted to do it again. Maybe potty training won't be so bad?
*He's learning to play us. I was rocking him one night and he kept wanting one more book read. Finally I told him we were done and were just going to rock. He settled down and we rocked for about 30 seconds. Then he leaned back and said "Daddy rock?" So Jason came in to rock him. As I was walking out of the room I heard him ask for a monster book.
*When he coughs he covers his mouth with the back of his hand.

*He's learning his shapes. He can recognize and say circle, triangle, squares, and diamonds.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm going to have a new brother-in-law!

For NYE we went to some friends house for drinks and games. That wasn't the most exciting part though.

At midnight, Matt and Karen got engaged!

Matt had asked my mom and I to help him go ring shopping, so we knew it was going to happen. It was so very hard to keep it a secret though!

I'm beyond excited for them and can't wait until April 27, 2013! (And let's be real - I'm pretty excited about getting to play wedding planner too!) :)

Other holiday happenings

Luke was able to meet with Santa (or Tatas as he's referred to around here) 3 times this year. He talked a big game going into each meeting (he was going to say hi to Santa, and tell him that he wanted to choo-choos) but when we got there he'd get really shy. He'd go up to up and reach his arms up to be picked up, but would just stare. One of the Santas was lucky enough to get a high five when we left.

One night somewhere in there before Christmas we decorated a gingerbread house. I decided to be smart (er, lazy) and buy one that was already put together so we just had to put the icing/candy on. Luke tried to eat most of it. :)

What a difference a year makes. He he is brushing the reindeer at the museum.

And lastly, I can't forget our elf. The elf on the shelf is a huge thing now it seems - the elf comes to your house to visit. He is magically in a different place every morning, because overnight he went back to see Santa. Luke didn't really get it, but loved to look for his elf each morning. Here were a few of our favorite spots:

And lastly, this has nothing to do with the holiday, but happened in December so I figured it was appropriate.

Christmas Catch up

So I meant to have all of the Christmas posts done before the start of 2012. Oops.

I'll do a quick picture post of the rest of our holiday!

After having our own family Christmas we went down to Jason's parents for Christmas down there. Luke got lots of fun presents and we all had a great time!

An old present, but still a favorite!

Watching Frosty the Snowman. (Side note - we also watched Frosty Returns - do not waste your time.)

We left there for our third and final Christmas at my mom's.

This was probably my favorite gift to give this year. Patrick seems to really like vintage sports apparel. He has a vintage IU sweater that got him on the front page of the IDS (IU newspaper) a few years ago. I searched on Ebay and found him this awesome UK sweater.

My mom has talked about wanting cowboy boots for years - and now she has them!

Playing with a fun food cutting set (It's Melissa and Doug brand - and is awesome!)

Such a wonderful holiday!