Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Painting

The pumpkin that I picked at school was starting to go, so we decided to paint it...

This is pretty cool...
Wonder what it tastes like...
That's not food!

What? I have something on my face?
Did I get it?
How about now?
My masterpiece!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween | Shay-o-saurus

On the hayride with Mommy

Leaving the house to go trick-or-treating!!!


Putting candy in my bag

I was really good about only taking one piece of candy

I insisted on walking most of the time

@20 months...

-My favorite word is, "Bye bye!" When I leave the room, when someone else leaves the room, when we say we are going for a walk, always! I even throw my pacifier back in the crib when Mommy gets me out in the morning and wish it a fond farewell - "Buhbye, pap!"
-Mommy taught me the Baby Bumblebee song and showed me the hand motions, then I walked around with my fingers interlocked and sang, "bay-bee-buh-buh-buh!" I even started to do the hand motions later when she started whistling it. She says I'm a musical genius!
-I know the sounds for a dog ("woo woo", cat ("mouw"), duck ("kack kack"), owl ("whoo"), bird ("tee tee") and (sometimes) elephant ("high-pitched "ooo")
-New word: "shoes." When Mommy or Daddy tells me to go get my shoes, I can do it. I also like to bring them my shoes and tell them, "Shoes bye bye!" since I know we need shoes when we are leaving. I can sort of put them on my own feet too. Sometimes I insist that we go for a short walk outside too
-I surprised Mommy and Daddy one morning, when I pointed to my cup and said, "Malk!" It was supposed to be "milk" but it didn't come out right! Since then it has also been, "Mork"
-I know some of the actions to the Itsy Bitsy Spider song, so I wiggle my fingers together, and twist my wrists, and put my arms up when it's the part about the rain
-When the 49ers scored thier first touchdown of the season, I was able to signal my first real touchdown!
-I'm putting more words together, like, "Go bye bye." and "I got it!" and "More nah-nee" (banana) and "I want dat" (while pointing) and "What dis?" and "Mommy more" and "More cookies!" "Daddy shoes"
-Being dropped off at school is getting a little better. I know that Mommy is going to come back, but I still wish she didn't have to leave. I still cry everyday, but it's not very long.
-I went with Mommy and Daddy to get sushi one night. They had the sushi, but I ate the edamame. Yum! I tried the rice off of chopsticks, but it was not my favorite. And then I flirted with the waitress and she gave me a small bag of M&Ms! I got such a sugar rush from the few tiny bites that Mommy shared with me that I was in the middle of the street that night at 8:30 trying to walk it off! Mommy said she was afraid that I was going to fall because I was walking so fast!
-I can hum parts of the "Wheels on the Bus" song
-My teachers at school taught me how to sign, "All done." by opening my hands and twisting my hands at the wrist. Now, I can say it too
-I tell my toys, "Nai nai." (night night) when I'm cleaning them up
-For some reason, every time I say, "Thank you." it comes out, "Thank you, Daddy." instead! It doesn't matter who I'm talking to either. Which gets Mommy some pretty strange looks in the grocery store!
-I'm also learning to say "Please" (sounds like "peace")
-I'm wearing size 12 months pajamas, and size 9 months pants
-I hold Mommy or Daddy's cell phone up to my ear and repeat, "Hi! Hi! Hi!"
-Sometimes, I ask for "more pap" if I'm not quite ready to wake up in the morning
-I've learned to bark ("woo woo!") at all of the doggies when we take Wrigley for his walk. It's what he does, and I want to be just like my big brother! I also like to point out all of the cars ("car!")
-I finger-painted at school, and chose green paper for Mommy's favorite color, and blue paint for Daddy's favorite color
-My second favorite word is probably, "Cookie!" I think it's because I usually get one after I say it
-After school, I'm a bit cranky. It's a long day, and I usually need about 15-20 minutes of sitting with Mommy watching YouTube videos to decompress! I'm starting to ask for videos by name ("Baa Baa" for Baa Baa Black Sheep and "Row Row" for Row, Row, Row your boat, and "Duck" for Five Little Ducks or "Baby" for the Baby Animals song or "Ol-mee" for Old MacDonald or "Bus" for The Wheels on the Bus and "Bee" for the Baby Bumblebee song)
-I say "play" when I'm walking into school
-I can answer questions with, "No." (and shaking my head, sometimes furiously if Mommy is attempting to get me to eat veggies again!) but don't say, "Yes" yet, so I usually just repeat whatever it is that I would like if I mean "yes." I can repeat, "Yes" though
-I've said "more" for a while now, but it's coming out "moy-ee" recently, kinda like "muy" in Spanish. Daddy thought there might be a little girl at school who speaks Spanish that I was trying to impress!
-I've been sick a few times with colds that I've caught at daycare, and Mommy will let me lay on her chest and sleep for a few hours at night so all that yuckiness can drain a little bit and I can breathe again!
-One weekend morning, after I woke up, Mommy put me in bed with her and Daddy and Wrigley. We were practicing everyone's name, so I said, "Daddy" when she pointed to Daddy, and then I said, "Mommy" when she pointed to herself, and then she put my hands on my own chest and said, "Shay" so I repeated it, "Yay." We did it all again and I repeated, "Tay." The third time we did it, Mommy put my hands on my chest and I tried to say my name before she told me, but it came out wrong and I said, "Puppy!" We all giggled!
-I can correctly repeat, "Shay" now
-I had my first over night away from Mommy (if you don't count the first several months of my life!). Mommy and Daddy went to a wedding and I stayed at home with Grandmommy and Grandaddy. I got to say goodnight to them over the phone though
-I still say, "Oooooh!" after I burp
-The war on all veggies still wages!
-One of my favorite things to do is walk in circles around the dining room table. I'm still getting a kick out of the fact that I can walk!
-In an effort to show Mommy that no, my tantrums are not meant to be funny, I've upped my arsenal of tantrum behaviors to include: putting my head on the floor, throwing myself on the floor, going completely limp when she tries to move me, and throwing my head backwards, in addition to the usual whining, protesting, crying, and stomping. Note to self: attempt in public more often as I am usually given animal crackers from Mommy's purse in response to above behaviors
-A car doesn't count as an animal, but I know it's sound: "Vroom! Vroom!"
-When Mommy holds a tissue to my nose and tells me to 'blow.' I just make noises with my mouth!
-I help wipe my face and hands with a washcloth after I eat. And usually my feet and hair too!
-I smell all of the flowers in all of my books. It's just what you do with flowers
-Almost every time I see Daddy, I 'beatbox' at him (blow short bursts of raspberries). I smile really big because I know it is our special thing
-My flipflops went missing for a week. It turns out I had put them in the doggie toy basket instead of the shoe basket!
-I can hold the bubble wand and dip it myself. Still need help with Mommy holding the bottle even though I try to get her to give it to me. I know to put the wand to my lips and can make bubbles now. Every once in a while though, I can't resist and stick the wand in my mouth! I'm not sure why I can't remember that it tastes bad!
-I had picture day at school. Mommy didn't end up ordering any because she couldn't decide if I was cuter in the picture where I was crying or in the picture where I was staring blankly at the camera with my mouth hanging open!
-My bottom molars are almost all the way in and my top ones are barely peeking through
-When Mommy picks me up from school, I immediately drop whatever I am doing (even if it's a spoon full of applesauce!) and run to her. I always say, "Mommy!" then smile SO big, while tucking my chin to my chest giving me at least a dozen chins, and put my arms out, fingers spread, palms up, for a hug, while I walk bouncily over to her! Sometimes, I'm even so relieved to see her that I start crying. God help the teachers who need to take me back to wash my hands off or change my diaper after I have spotted Mommy!
-I like to alternate between walking on the sidewalk and walking on the grass when I walk inside from the car. Three steps on the sidewalk, three steps on the grass, three steps back on the sidewalk, three steps back on the grass...
-When we go on walks without Wrigley (when I am literally walking, not being pushed in the stroller), I like to pick up everything ("Leaves!"), and pull the stuff from the drainage grates, and poke my fingers in every spider web I can find on people's tires in the parking lot!
-Mommy didn't even have to say, "Thank you, bye bye!" to the lady at the deli counter who gave me a small slice of turkey
-Apparently I talk in my sleep. Mommy said it's mostly in the morning when I'm waking up, and usually I talk about Mommy or Daddy, but sometimes, "puppy"
-I'm learning to use a fork to eat my egg in the morning. I can hold it correctly and put the egg and fork in my mouth and get the egg off, but it's the getting the egg on the fork part that's the hardest!
-I can stack four large blocks like a champ!
-One morning, when Daddy got me out of my crib, he flicked on the big overhead light, and I told him, "Bright!" (Mommy taught me to say that when the sun gets in my eyes)
-All the kids in my books are "boy." Even the child on the side of my yogurt cups is "boy."
-I felt silly one week and added "ie" to the end of some of my words, so "duck" was "duckie" and "bup" was
bup-ee" and "book" was "bookie"
-I remember certain things about books that then become the 'title' of that book to me. So one of my books is called, "Moo" because there is a cow in it and that's what I like to find in that particular book. Sometimes, I will stand in front of my book shelf and say, "bubble bubble bubble" over and over while pulling out each book until I have found the Clifford book about bubbles! Mommy and Daddy eventually caught on and help me look for the book I want
-My third favorite word is "muffin" ("muh-in"), and this is also because I usually get one after I say it! Mommy told me that she put shredded sweet potatoes and carrots and zucchini in them so I would eat veggies, but I can't taste them
-I like taking books outside with me when I go to the playground at school. One of my teachers said I must be more mature than the other children because they eat the sand and I like to sit and read books!
-I had a little bit of a rough time adjusting to my later naptime at school and was upset during the first outside time of the day for a few weeks
-Mommy showed me a picture of a girl in a bed in one of my books, and said she was going 'Night night," so I put my head down on the book, closed my eyes, and said, "Nai nai!"
-I tell Mommy, "NECK!" ("next") when we are listening to music in the car and I don't like a song!
-In the morning when we are getting ready to leave, I will tell Mommy, "Hurry up and put on your shoes, because I am excited to get to school and play with my new friends!" but it comes out: "Play. Bye bye. Play. Boys. Shoes." Sigh, I wish my speaking skills would catch up to my typing abilities!
-I try to open the fridge my myself, and when I can't, I say, "Pull!"
-I announce, "Hot!" if I feel my eggs and they are still a little bit too warm!
-My favorite game right now is 'chase' but I usually get so excited that I end up running toward the person and falling into their arms! I also love being ticked and laugh/scream/squeal when Mommy tickles my collarbone or squeezes my thighs! She calls them my "fat legs" even though I don't have a bit of fat on them!
-I've been sick a lot more since starting school. I didn't have a fever and I wasn't acting sick when I had a cold this month, but I had a pretty nasty cough that made me tired since I didn't sleep much at night
-Mommy hung a clothesline in my room for me to hang my artwork on. We do crafts a lot at school and I'm always bringing things home that I've made!
-I've finally decided to call Wrigley something. I thought that I would have figured it out a long time ago, but Mommy and Daddy call him so many different nicknames and he's also "Dog" and "Doggie" and "Puppy" so you can see why I was confused! It sort of sounds like, "Dee Dee" but there also times where it sounds like, "Ree Ree"
-When Mommy takes me to the library to pick out new books, I think it is my job to pull every board book off of the shelves and yell, "I got book!"
-I like to point out the babies in books and magazines ("Baby")
-Daddy is trying to teach me about soccer. I repeated "Sah-kuh-bah" (soccerball) a few times and stood extremely close to the TV when it was on. I also got my soccerball from the toy bin and told Daddy, "Kick!" I'm getting better at using my feet to move the ball around, but might have to be a goalie since I pick it up a lot too!
-One of the teachers at school told Mommy, "He's a really good boy." She was talking about me!
-I've learned to say, "No more" when I'm finished eating (often combined with signing 'All done' and repeatedly saying, "No no no no...")
-I like to feed Wrigley treats, so I go over to where his treats are kept and grab on of the bag of treats and bring it to Mommy or Daddy and say Wrigley's name. Sometimes, I start to move the treat toward my mouth, but they remind me to let Wrigley eat it, not me. I'm getting much better. They don't taste very good! And I make sure to tell him, "Good Boy" when he takes the treat nicely from my hand
-I finally got my fourth lower center tooth...after all of my molars came in. I don't remember hearing anything about preemies and weird order of teeth emergence!



I thought this was supposed to get easier...

Oh, well this way is pretty easy!

Nope...Mommy said I had to use the spoon...

Maybe if I just open my mouth wider!

Taking a lap around the dining room table again!

Maybe if I hold the food still...


"I got book!"

Eating a "muh-in"