Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Monday, June 22, 2015
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Sunday, June 21, 2015
And Happy Father's Day to my amazing dad- I love him with all my heart!
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Monday, June 15, 2015
Besides swimming lessons, Logan is full of something new and funny or something new and ridiculous every single day. One thing's for sure, he always has me laughing or gritting my teeth in frustration. Tonight he pulled a pit out of a cherry and exclaimed, "That's incredible!!" The other day he dropped his shirt down the stairs and told me it "fluttered down." He really is such a smart kid, but he is also quite a handful right now. As Kimba says, three year olds are bipolar. One minute he will look at me and say, "Mommy, you're so beautiful! Your hair is so pretty! I love you!" and be incredibly helpful and compliant. The next, he's calling me "an old bag of bones" (yep, that happened) and pitching a fit or refusing to do what we say.
Half the time, he will be in the process of doing exactly what I ask while at the same time telling me "NO! I won't do it!" or whining "Whyyyyy? Why do I have to? What's the reason?" It defies all logic. For us, age three has been a little bit like the newborn stage. It's great in many ways and in other ways, you just want to get through it. Some days I wonder if I couldn't hire Mr. Kaleb to come shake him down in other areas besides swimming. The good news is, all of my friends who have three year olds are dealing with the exact same issues so at least I know I'm not alone.
This is super lame of me, but tonight I totally pulled out a worksheet for him to do. It must be awful being a teacher's kid! (Note of irony: my mom, grandma, grandpa, Nick's mom... all teachers)
Mr. Everett is still not walking, but he is incredibly close. I kept thinking he would never walk because he really hasn't even shown much interest in it until the last two or three days. He happily crawled wherever he wanted to go.
He quit taking a bottle pretty much cold turkey a couple of weeks ago, which was the total opposite of how Logan did it. He still doesn't do well with dairy, but otherwise he's a good eater. I said this in the last post, but he talks and talks and talks. It's so fun! He can repeat just about anything we say, and Logan thinks Everett is his personal little show pony. Logan will go through all the animal sounds with him and think of the most obscure words for him to repeat, and Everett does it.
Everett has the attention span of a gnat and is still such a wild little man, but he loves to sit and look at books ("boops") or be read to, and he likes cars just like Logan does. He sleeps well, he's SOOO sweet, and we can really communicate back and forth now. He just confirms how much I adore this age!! He also goes up and down the stairs all by himself now, which is a pretty neat and also a handy little trick. He is going through a pretty major stranger/separation anxiety phase, which is the WORST when you have to leave him, but I remember this passing pretty quickly around this age with Logan, so I'm hoping for the same.
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
On Wednesday Emilee kept the boys so I could get my hair done and have lunch with Mandy. Afterwards we did some shopping and I found a few things for our beach trip coming up.
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