And, he started a new thing during bath time where he "makes dinner" and asks me to eat it. Last night, he made hot dogs and tonight he made grilled cheese. (Really he pours water from a bowl into a plastic basket and wants me to drink out of it). But hey, to him he made mommy a meal!
Lastly... I went to the Dr. today for my once a month checkup. We were going to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Well, she had a hard time finding it with the little doppler device so she said "hey let's just do an ultrasound. The machine is right here anyways." YAY! So I got to see the new one for the first time. Everything looked great. No pics yet, hopefully we'll get one next week when we (hopefully) find out the sex!
Until now, mommy was probably the only one who knew about this. Before bath time on Christmas Eve, Tyson wanted to wash his hands. He did, but then put his soapy hands in his hair. He thought it was tons of fun. Since he was about to take a bath anyways, I let him keep doing it. I think he would have used the entire soap bottle if I had let him.
Tyson's big present from Santa... a 4 wheeler! (Or tractor, as he insists)
Mommy got a new camera for Christmas (THANKS DADDY!). I got it a little early so I could use it for Christmas. Thank goodness because I was about to throw my other one out the window.
with kiddo #2!! The newest member of our family is expected to arrive around July 20th, which puts me at 10 weeks tomorrow. So far it's been pretty easy, only a few days of feeling bad. I never actually got sick with Tyson and so far this one has been about the same! I am gaining weight faster though - atleast in the tummy area :) I'm sure all of the holiday meals aren't helping. Ahhhh... oh well.
We're excited, but it's hard to get a read on Tyson. If we ask him if he wants a little brother or sister, he says "no" right away. But, if we ask him if he wants a little friend to play with he says "YEP!" I'm sure he won't fully understand it until he realizes that the new one's here to stay. We have him on video talking about this, but free time is pretty limited these days, so it may not make it on the site for awhile :)
I had Tyson all hyped up to see Santa. We had been reading Santa books at night and that day I kept asking him if he wanted to see Santa and tell him what he wanted for Christmas. He was really excited about it. So we made the trek to the mall, where there was no line. He was really excited until I got him out of the stroller and *tried* to put him in Santa's lap. Then it was freakout time. Santa got him to stand next to him on the bench, but he still wasn't too happy about that...
Oh well. Maybe next year!
He got a Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck toy... this is his reaction when he saw Mickey. Pretty excited, don't you think? He actually did this for a lot of his presents and then got more and more frustrated as his new toys would get taken away so he could open the next one!
Our house is officially on the market now, after weeks of HARD work. Our neighbors have already let us know they aren't happy with our decision to move, but we just can't keep this up forever. It's just too far to drive for both of us and it's not fair to Tyson either. We're in a great neighborhood and have excellent neighbors... hint hint.... :)
I'm excited about the opportunity so let's hope it all goes well!
height: 35.5 inches - 75-90% (means he should be atleast 6'0" - 6'1" as an adult - yea!)
weight: 27 lb 10 oz - 50% (it would help if he wasn't so picky)
head: 50 cm - 75%
He started out in the upper 90%s in his first year, but he's still on a steady growth curve so Dr. LaCour is still happy with his progression. He passed all of the "abilites" questions so he's right on track!
Then we headed to Chuck E Cheese to play for awhile and he loved it. They had a huge tube system with slides coming off of it but he was a little too short to climb up it. We'll have to try again next weekend with all of his cousins! He had fun playing a lot of other games.
At home, I surprised him with his big present from mommy and daddy - his own table and chairs! (I know, it's REALLY exciting... !!!)
We'll write more later! Happy Birthday!
He says "no" to EVERYTHING. Even things he wants. He says no first and then says yep. Sometimes he also hits when he says no.
We have to trick or "convince" him to get him to change his clothes. Including putting his jacket on to go outside, his favorite thing in the world. He HATES changing clothes. Mostly just his shirts. He's gone to school in his PJ shirt a few times lately. One day they kept him in it until 2:30 because he fought them so much on it too.
Lastly, he runs from us ALL THE TIME. It's funny when he does it while we're playing. Not while we're trying to get him dressed and/or put his diaper on. He's pretty fast too, you have to actually run now to catch him. Here's some examples from tonight. He had decided to take his clothes off after dinner, and ran around in a diaper the rest of the night. This was one of the funny times. My camera was on some funky mode so some of them look strange.
Everything being said, there are plenty of good, sweet and funny things that he does. He is a very sweet, loving kiddo who will always give out hugs, kisses and high fives any time we ask. He volunteers them a lot too. He comes upstairs for bath time the first time we ask every night. He goes to bed, at nap time and bed time, without a complaint, every day. He hasn't woken up in the middle of the night since he was 7 weeks old, unless he was sick. He makes you feel like you won the lottery when you pick him up from school or a sitter. He obeys (most of the time). And much more. We know this is a normal phase and especially normal for boys. We wouldn't change a thing about him and love every minute we get to spend with him. We can't even imagine what it would be like without him in our lives. It's hard to believe it's been almost 2 years!!!
Ms. Kay gave us a tip that she tried to try to get him to calm down during "inhaler time". The tube has teddy bears on the side of it. She told him to hold the teddy bears while she was getting his medicine ready. Funny how that works, it makes him take it really well until about the last puff. He is SO much better at doing it now and even takes big breaths for us. Yea :) Only a few more days of it anyways, luckily.
I also had to share/ document some of the words he says now that would probably need translation, but mommy and daddy know what he's saying:
"ha-sai" = outside
"bike-ick" = bike (ick???)
"toss" = trash
"ha-pai" = airplane
"a-fant" = elephant
"mommyny mouse" = Mickey Mouse
"flawfow" = flower
"wawo" = water
"blbloose", "tattoos", or "bubbles" = balloons (we just worked on this tonight, and we had a white balloon, so I think he thought it was really a big bubble)
"tatows" = tractors (this one needs more explanation. Trucks and tractors are both tractors. There is still no such thing as a truck. There are now only cars, tractors, buses, airplanes, and trains (choo-choos). You would think in Texas, he sees enough trucks...)
We've also decided that he's made an early entrance into the Terrible Two's. But ...that will be discussed in a later post.
Tyson saw Dr. LaCour today and now he's on an inhaler (same meds as the breathing machine we had in April, just a less scary way to give it to him), steroids to open his breathing passageways up again, and a prescription strength nasal spray. So fun. Poor kid. If his nose doesn't stop running by the time his birthday rolls around, it's time for allergy testing. That's supposed to be hard on him so we're trying one last thing before we go down that road. Let's hope he can get some relief soon!
This morning I asked him if he liked his pj's and he said "YEPPPPPPP" (emphasis on the P). That's his new buzzword. It cracks us up, and his teachers laugh every time he says it too. It just sounds funny coming from a little guy.
Second time... notice the inflatable thing in the background. It's an obstacle course. Tyson wouldn't go in the "normal" jumpy house but we eventually convinced him to go into this one. He had a blast and it was hard to get him out of it. He had to crawl through holes, climb up a ladder and go down a slide (all inflatable). We were so proud that he overcame his shyness and had fun in there. We have video of it but that would probably only be interesting to mommy and daddy :)
3rd time - this time, most of the management team from Steve's project rode the train together. It was fun. The guys had a hard time fitting into it though. I don't think it's meant for people who are over 5 feet tall. Clayton and Kristina rode with our family - they're getting married tomorrow!! Congrats!
NEW... video clip of Tyson learning about our sick little pumpkin!