Spaz Attack

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

9 more days! Jason and Tyler are at the beach again. They go like every Saturday and Sunday. I wanted to go but I was a little tired so decided to stay behind. Here is a post about our recent adventures with Tyler!

- When I show him the clothes I want him to wear in the mornings, if he doesn't like it, he will yell, "Put it back!"

- When I say "I love you," he will always reply, "I love you too."

- His favorite outfit is a Thomas Train shirt, jean shorts, and Crocs. He would wear this every day if I would allow it. Sometimes, it is just easier to let him wear what he wants so I don't have to fight with him in the mornings. I swear, he has so much clothes and shoes but his teachers at school must think Tyler has nothing to wear!

- He can now open the refrigerator. He will open it and tell us what he wants so we have to hide the "bad" food in the back where he can't see it, like the ice cream. Usually though he will say, "I want both apple and orange." He still loves fruit!

- He likes mint chocolate chip ice cream. Since I don't like to give him chocolate, I tried to trick him by giving him vanilla ice cream. He said upon looking at the white ice cream, "Not this one. I like mint better."

- He is pretty good about brushing his teeth before his goes to bed. I'm very happy about this. If he doesn't want to brush his teeth, I will yell out, "The Elmo toothbrush is mine!" while running to the bathroom and this usually makes him follow me. We have a routine: brush teeth, spit it out with water, and floss. I'm so proud of the fact that flossing is part of the routine. Jason thinks I'm crazy, but, dude, gotta start these habits at a young age.

- If I ask him to do something and he doesn't want to do it, he will say, "Later." If I tell him "later" when he wants to do something, he will yell "Now!"

- He LOVES puzzles. You know those 24 piece large puzzles. He does about 3 a day. Of course, we help him out, but he is getting the hang of it and knows what piece could go with what. If he puts 2 pieces together, he says, "I did it!" If I put 2 pieces together, he says, "Good job, uhma!" When there are a few pieces left, he will say, "Almost done!" and when we are done, he says, "We did it!"

- He likes to use the word "only." If I give him two things to eat, he will say, "I only want to eat this one."

- He can retell me the story of The Three Little Pigs. It is hilarious because he will turn the pages and say the words that I read to him, like, "The wolf said, 'Open the door. I'm going to eat you!' and the pig said, 'No, go away!'"

- Lately, he is acting more and more silly. Yesterday night, before he went to sleep, he kept saying, "Uhma, where are you?" well knowing that I was standing right next to him. He was acting like I wasn't there!

- We like to play hide and seek, but he doesn't totally understand how to play it yet. I will count and I tell him to hide. After I yell, "Ready or not, here I come!" I will walk around the house and ask, "Is Tyler under the bed?" and he will answer, "NO!" from his hiding place. If I ask, "Is Tyler behind the door?" and he will answer, "NO!" again from this hiding place. Finally, if I ask, "I wonder where Tyler is." He will run out of his hiding place and yell, "Here!" haha...

I guess that's enough for today. Overall, I think Tyler is a happy boy. He rarely throws tantrums and loves to laugh. He is becoming quite a jokester. He loves talking and learning new words. It is the best thing in the world to see him grow! I can't wait for him to meet Chase.


Anonymous jen said...

Sounds like Tyler is a bunch of fun right now! He's growing so fast. Your stories are so cute..keep posting!

Also, I just wanted to let you know that im also really proud of you for teaching him to brush and floss! =)

11:24 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

gosh, he is so cute. i am glad you are keeping track of all of this. he will totally appreciate it later.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Elyse J. said...

you sounds like such a good mom! i'll have to pick up some tips from you... someday. =)

6:45 AM  

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