Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Typical Day

The other morning (it was a lazy one), I watched Greyson go "underneath". He loves to go underneath the blankets and always wants you to do it with him. He did this by himself and with cars. The light was streaming in my bedroom windows and it was just pretty. I grabbed my camera and decided to capture the moment. I don't do this often enough. The little things that he does all the time are important and I know that I'm going to forget them. Not this time though. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


So, I am late (really late) in posting this. Better late than never, right? You turned three(!) almost two weeks' ago. I can't believe it.

Daddy and I have been enjoying the new things that you are able to do. You got some games for Christmas and we have been playing them a few times a week. You love them, especially Hi Ho Cheerio and the I Spy Busytown game. You love to win, but are still ok with losing.

 You are very helpful when you're interested in what we are doing. You want to be involved in the house renovations, cleaning time and other little things.

You have now been in swim class for about three months. We are constantly told by the teachers that you are a natural and that you are going to be a great swimmer. We just moved up to a new class called "Aqua Tykes". You are blowing bubbles, floating on your back un-assisted (as long as you think someone is there - you do great), and swimming with a barbell. You love going and smile ear-to-ear the whole time we are there.

We went to the Dr. for your three year appointment last week. The Dr. said you had really "beefed up".  =) You moved from the 10th% in weight to the 21st%. You are in the 50th% for height. Still skinny, but following a curve in the right direction.

We had a hearing test during the appointment and you passed with flying colors. I asked the Dr. about you not using a specific hand (right or left) and he said that you should have already designated a hand. He then went on to say that it is fine that you haven't chosen one and if you don't you could end up being ambidextrous. Another concern that I had was knowing your colors. You are good on red and yellow, but have problems with blues and greens. The Dr. said that you could be color blind (or partial) and they would test for that at age five if you haven't gotten them down by then.

One of your favorite things to do is listen to "Mighty to Save". Sometimes we just sing it and other times we have a dance party. You seriously love the song and want to listen to it over and over again.

Christmas and your birthday were fun this year. You knew what was going on around you and it was fun to see it through your eyes. You were upset that Santa left a few cookie crumbs on the plate (you thought he should have eaten all of it). You weren't interested in opening present after present. You wanted to play with each thing before you went to the next one. For your birthday, we did a Cars themed party and everyone went in on a huge swing set. You love it. When you saw it, I expected a huge smile and a super excited little boy. You were totally interested in it, but you were especially interested in how it got there (ALL THE DETAILS).

Monday, January 7, 2013

Little bit of this and a little bit of that

 The new year brings new goals and with every year comes goals that are not accomplished. I was talking to Luke the other day about wanting to read more. I want to read more meaningful/educational/fulfilling books. Last year, I had the goal to read 50 books. I didn't keep track of them after the first couple of months, but I probably accomplished that goal. Were they meaningful? No. Did I enjoy them? Somewhat.

This year, I want to be more selective on what I read and I do actually want to commit to reviewing them. I'm currently reading this:

I'm only on the third chapter, but I like it so far. Review to come!

On to the next thing: Greyson. We had a great year in 2012. I feel some Mommy guilt for not blogging more, because I know I'm going to forget the little things.

So, head back to Halloween. I never blogged about it. I was so excited to get Greyson the firefighter costume. Luke and I decided to get a really nice dress-up costume on Amazon. All summer and early fall, Greyson was playing firefighter every day (all day long). We splurged on the costume, because we *knew that he would play with it everyday. Well, once October came (and we had already bought the costume) he wasn't playing firefighter every day. He was excited about his costume, but he wasn't in love with it. Sad!

 Luke couldn't believe that I actually wanted to take his firetruck trick or treating with us. Come on,  if you had a firetruck and you were dressing up as a fireman, wouldn't you want your firetruck with you? lol

We went to the Magic House in St. Louis in October and it was amazing. Seriously, probably the best thing I have ever seen for kids. Greyson was enthralled and every room we went to was better than the last. 
 We are in the "Construction Room" in these pictures.
 Now, we are in the "Pretend Play" area. Of course, most of our time was spent changing oil, putting on tires, taking tires off and crawling under the car. It was seriously amazing.

 This is a pretend area where you fish. It is "catch and release" only. Once you catch a fish, you have to walk "up river" ( through a hallway) and "release" the fish. You can then watch the fish "swim" back to the river. Cool...really cool.
 Pizza Parlor. May I take your order?

 You can't tell, but we are outside sitting in a boat. He loved it ..... all of it. 
We are definitely going back to the Magic House soon. =)

I need to share Christmas, Greyson's Birthday and his 3 year stats...but I'll save that for another day.