Naptime over the weekend is a prime example. As usual we went to his room, turned on his humidifier and lamp, and turned off the light. I proceeded to sit down in the rocker for some reading before our nap. Usually he picks his book and comes to sit down. Today, he sat in front of the door and wailed! I patiently waited for him to stop. He then proceeded to hide himself at the side of his bookshelf where he couldn't be seen. He finally calmed down and came to read with me. However, once I went to put him in bed the wailing continued. I eventually had to just leave him in there. It only took him a few minutes to lay down and go to sleep. What happened to the little boy that enjoyed rocking with me until he was tired enough to lay down? Luckily, the tantrums have usually stayed to times when he is overtired or hungry.
|A day at the mall with Grandma|
|Saying "Cheese" for the camera|
Lucky for him, he is a funny little guy that 90% of the time entertains us or runs around the house like a mad man. His days lately are spent, literally, running circles around the kitchen, wanting us to chase him, climbing the stairs, or playing outside.
|Investigating the sprinkler, very unsure but, loves Lightening McQueen|
|The results of chocolate rice cakes on a warm, Texas day. He even had it in his eye.|
|Fun times at his sleepover with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Mike at Grapevine Main Street Days|
Other changes:His vocabulary has increased from 25 to around 50 or so words in the past couple of weeks. He still prefers to use signs for a lot of things but, he will at least give me some works here and there now. Stubborn, stubborn boy. He has almost mastered the spoon. The mess with applesauce and yogurt is minimal. He asks where Dada is All.Day.Long! It sometimes even turns into a song running through the house singing "Da---Da!" He loves to sing too, Lalalalalalala!
The cranky part of the day is usually right after his nap. He wakes up around 5-5:30, right about the time I am starting dinner. He is fine if I am sitting on the couch but, as soon as I start to cook he feels he needs to be held the entire time. And only by Mom. Dad, just simply won't do, even though he asks for him all day.
He also has a new love for painting and play-doh.
Just a few weeks until we have a two year old. EEEK!!!