Monday, October 28, 2013

16 months

Gosh!  We can't believe how fast he's growing and learning!

**Communication overload  He's talking and babbling stories all the time!  We'll often times overhear him "talking" to himself while playing.  He's repeating almost anything we ask him to say.  He says please without being asked sometimes.  Which by the way is the cutest sound ever!  Kirby and I can't say no to it.  We are working on Ma'am, Sir,  and thank you.

**first time out He's been testing the limits and exploring his independence a lot lately!  Therefore he had his first time out this month.  It's been from biting, hitting, and throwing things.  Thankfully, it hasn't happened too many times.

**sports  Football, baseball, basketball... anything with a ball.  He even imitates "calling the play" when playing football.  He yells "TOUCHDOWN!" whenever football is on TV.  Going to his first football game was a hit!

**climbing EVERYTHING!  It seems like overnight he grew tall enough to climb the couch by himself and then took off!  He's climbing toys (that aren't supposed to be climbed) and chairs and loves to climb everything at the playground. 


**bumps, scrapes, and bruises... it comes with the above I guess...  He looks so beat up sometimes!

**diaper changes  These got worse this month.  He doesn't want to be still for any sort of time.  We usually need to turn on Elmo or Shania Twain to help distract him. 

**Shania Twain  His new girlfriend.  Obsessed.  He will sit through several songs without moving.  This has helped in many situations (see above).  Thank you Shania!

**tubes This is the biggest thing this month.  He had another ear infection (double) and so we were referred to an ENT.  Our appointment is October 29, so we'll see what he says.  We have a feeling, after 9 infections, our little man will get tubes. 
**loves hats, trains, shovel, blocks, and still books


(...even at daycare... even things that aren't a hat)
**Other random things to remember
cute projects from school all the time

loves to play in the car


we shoes... new jacket... new clothes!  Our boy is growing!



Pumpkin Day

Last weekend was our first experience with Pumpkin Day at Indigo Farms!  Despite almost getting rained on, we had a great time together! 



Saturday, October 19, 2013

King of the playgrounds

This month Kaden has been wanting to climb anything he can... (more about that in his 16 month post), so we have been taking him to some nearby playgrounds to climb away!

NMB Fire Station

We had big plans (another playground) this day, but when we drove past the fire station, we quickly decided to change them.  The NMB fire station was packed with kids and families and the fire trucks and police cars were out.  For Fire Safety Week, the fire station usually does a demonstration of some sort to help raise awareness and then they have different activities for everyone to participate in.  Free food (my favorite of course), jail tours, fire trucks and police cars, fire hose competition, music, dancing... 

Happy Birthday, Lexi!

Here is some more late night reading material for you Rachel, as I once again get caught up on this ol' blog of ours. ;)
A few weeks ago (or something like that,... because it's been too long, I've seem to have forgotten) we celebrated Lexi's first birthday.  Her big sister, Lacy, was in my class last year, so it was nice to see her and her family. 

The theme was "Under the Sea" and everything matched the theme perfectly.  The kids had a great time splashing around in the water and playing in the sand! 

Lexi, the Birthday Girl

My 2 students, Jaden and Lacy

And the best part....the "cu-cay"

Go Chiefs

 Kaden's has really been getting into sports lately... especially football.  We took him to a NMBHS game a few weeks ago for a great night of HS football!  The weather was perfect, the stands were packed... the only thing that could have made it better was if the team won.  :/ ;)
I wish we could have had a video of his first reaction to everything.  When the players ran out and the band played and the students cheered... it was like he had every emotion inside him ready to explode!  It was one of those "I'll never forget the look on his face" moments.  He kept looking all around... clapping, bouncing... clapping some more.  Smiling and laughing like crazy... with a few overwhelmed looks in between. 
He had a great first real football game experience and we are excited to take him to another one.