Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A new thing he has recently started is asking for candy or cookies. If you say no, he responds, "one?" Like, Can I at least have one, mom?! haha Also if he doesn't want to do something he will say "No, peas". He knows most of his colors- a recent favorite being orange- and I heard him yesterday counting to ten (missing seven & nine but hey that's pretty good!) I think a thanks goes to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood show for that one ;) He never was a big TV watcher and sometimes I wished he was just so I could get him to sit still for 10 minutes, but thankfully in the past month he has grown to LOVE Daniel Tiger and any car show on Netflix (which he can operate by himself- yikes!) which is just long enough to do some laundry or feed Vera.
While I wouldn't call him a picky eater, it still is hard to get him to sit down and eat a ton. It usually takes a lot of talking & encouraging to get him to finish his plate. A few favorites: Couscous, broccoli, penne pasta with tomato sauce and salmon. Oh, and Oreos & fruit snacks!
And keeping it real...in the discipline area, he gets in trouble most often for throwing food, screaming at the top of his lungs (thinking its hilarious ugh!!), and pouring out Vali's water bowl. He usually goes through phases where he won't touch her water bowl for a week and then twice in one day he pours it over, usually right after we fill it up! The most frustratingly funny thing about disciplining him is that he will make sure he has my eye contact before doing one of the above actions and sometimes he even says "no touch" to himself or says "spanking" haha then proceeds to do it! Phew, most of my days are spent trying to outsmart a 22 month old and stay consistent with my reactions!
This mothering stuff is hard! but boy, when he runs up to you and says "Sorwee momma" "wuv you" or obeys proudly... it's all worth it!
While JR needs constant supervision around Vera, he is so sweet with her! Wanting to give constant kisses, "feed her", or insisting she needs her paci- he can actually be pretty helpful at times. She is starting to watch him and smile at his crazy moves. He likes to tell her "stories" and sometimes when she starts babbling he yells "she said it!" I love watching them bond already and seeing just how proud he is of her at only 22 months. I can only imagine how his love for her will grow and what an great entertainer Vera is going to have as she continues to grow more observant of him!
Love you, John Ryman and so proud of the boy you are becoming.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Isn't that precious! She was just over 3 months old...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
John Ryman, Vera, my mom and I spent an afternoon at Tower View Farm while we were in Louisville. It was the perfect place for JR to run around and "pick" a pumpkin.
Vera was 3 months & 1 week- so she was really starting to watch her surroundings
and even enjoyed touching a few pumpkins herself :)