Wes and I are having a ‘Super Fun Week’ leading up to his birthday and today we went to one of his favorite places- the “little library” in Olathe (not to be confused with the “big library” in OP).
The children’s librarian who also runs the story time we attended for this whole year (it’s for 12-24 month children), said she was so excited about how talkative Wes has become! She said he made her day and she made mine because 3 months ago I was freaking out about my child who barely spoke and now he doesn’t stop- haha!
We started going to story times when he was 9 months and now he’ll be starting the 2 to 3 year old story time in January. 🙂
While I thought Wes was slow to talk, he’s more than made up for it since the end if October. He had way more than the 50 words expected by 2 and has done 4-5 word sentences. While that makes us proud, it’s the silly things he says that brings us joy.
Monday we went over Wes’s little buddy James’ house. He had a pj party to celebrate him turning 1! Well, Wes is very into ‘going to work make money’. Allie (James’ momma) said something about Wes goin and making bacon. This turned into Wes talking about “I go work. Make money and bacon!’. 🙂
He also tells us to go to Welsey.com when we use the computer. Also, he wants to Facebook *insert his little friends names here*
Dada has become dad, daddy, Stebe, and Dada Stebe
He knows all his friends by name and is obsessed with them. Which is funny because he still definitely in the parallel play age. He also knows most of the names of the moms in our playgroup. He’s got a good memory!!
He knows the shapes pentagon and octagon. Random! He was asking Steve to draw octagons, pentagons, triangles, and circles today!
Saturday we went to Wes’s friend Barrett’s 1st birthday party. It was a nice time and Wes had a lot of fun! Lucy Dog and airplanes made the 45 minute drive enjoyable. :-p
He is really into the Lucy Dog lately, here she is ‘burrito-ed’, she also enjoys naps, car rides, and sailing in his ‘boat’ (also know as a laundry basket):
We had moved Wes’s climber into the basement for some winter-time fun, but it had to go back to the deck. Apparently a cat had made it his/her home at some point outside and we noticed it smelled. 😦 Not sure what we’ll get him because he NEEDS something to climb on besides our furniture and fireplace. He also was really loving using it as a ‘house’. Maybe something like this- http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Jump-Lene-Transparent-Bounce/dp/B002AJ8S9O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I71LNSNB0XP8P&colid=2ZFMXF9TPZOJ0
Steve took the week off, so far we’ve:
Monday- Playgroup holiday party, Steve made burritos and I made fake Chipotle rice (very tasty, but Wes had a skin reaction to it 2x- so no more for him. 😦 )
Tuesday- Went to Debbie Howard’s Gym to run around. Later in the day we went up to the Legends to Nebraska Furniture Mart to look at carpet and ate at Carino’s.
Today we meet with our Parents-as-Teachers educator, this will be Steve’s first time meeting her since he’s usually at work.
These are things he’s actually shown interest in because other kids have them. We have already got him a train table and a few trains- can’t wait to see his face! Steve’s going to set it up early so Wes can just go down and see it on Christmas morning! 🙂
1. A Thomas or Radio Flyer scooter: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12092995&searchURL=false http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11712420
2. A swingset…haha, he dreams big. 😉
4. A chair, not necessarily this one: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/furniture/by_type/chairs/kids/PRD~850785/Harmony+Kids+Rocking+Chair.jsp
5. Books (he’s asked for Sandra Boynton’s ‘Pajama Time’ and ‘Birthday Monsters’) or movies (Cars, Toy Story, Madagascar)