Friday, May 30, 2014

Walter is 2!

I can't believe it! My little boy is 2 years old! I have a 2 year old! It's so crazy.  Walter is such an amazing little boy! He makes me so unbelievably happy, and I love him more than I ever thought possible.  He is constantly teaching me to be more patient and loving, and to slow down a little bit.  He is very detailed oriented and loves to figure out how things work, so a lot of the time, he is slow to do something.  I always try to hurry him along and sometimes get frustrated with his slowness, but he constantly reminds me that it's ok to slow down and take your time with things, a lesson I desperately need.  He is also very emotional and is in tune to the emotions of others.  Small things make him cry, things that you wouldn't think he would even understand bring out the emotion in him.  I love that about him.  He is totally a mini Jesse.  He loves things like computers and guns, and loves to help Jesse build and take apart his computer.  He is obsessed with construction trucks right now.  Dump trucks are his favorite, and close behind them are excavators and front end loaders.  He is so so smart, and learns new things every day.  He knows most of his colors (blue, red, orange, green purple, pink, yellow), and several letters (P,D,M,O,H,C,G,J,W,F,B,T), and has just learned what the numbers 2 and 6 are.  He loves to watch movies.  His favorites are Toy Story (all 3), Despicable Me (both 1 and 2), The Santa Clause, Elf, Madagascar (1 and 2), and Cars.  He is a very picky eater, he only really eats noodles, mac and cheese, pizza, corn dogs, and waffles.  But he does love cucumbers and tomatoes and grapes, apples, strawberries, and oranges for snacks.  He loves to play outside and blow bubbles and push his little stroller around.  He loves to go to church, especially nursery.  He doesn't even think twice about going in there all alone and staying the whole 2 hours!  He is an amazing big brother who looks after Oliver and gives him kisses.  He is amazing at giving Mommy and Daddy hugs and kisses.  He loves to read books, his favorites are Love You Forever, Love You Through and Through, The Napping House, Chica Chica Boom Boom, his truck books, The Big Green Book of Beginner Dr Seuss Books, and any book with animals.  I could go on and on about how amazing this boy is.  He makes me so proud to be a mom.  I love him so much and am so grateful that I have had these 2 years with him! I love watching him grow! Happy Birthday Bud!!

He had a great birthday, full of presents and fun with Daddy! (who stayed home from work just for his birthday!) I'll let the pictures do the talking


Playing outside


 First ride on the Frontrunner- he loved it!

New trike from the grandparents

 Cake time

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oliver 5 and 6 Months

As always, I am way behind on blogging. Oliver is now 6 months old! He has reached several milestones within the past couple months and is turning into quite the character.
At 6 months old, Oliver is:
-wearing size 5 diapers and 18 month clothes.  
-he weighs 23 lbs. he is off the charts for his age
- He is waking up about 2 times a night
-he takes usually 3 naps a day
-he rolls EVERYWHERE! And he is good at it! He is super fast and gets into everything
-He is sitting up on his own, for the most part
-He loves to squeal and scream! He has found his voice and thinks it's pretty cool
-He does not like to eat baby food, not even fruit. He gags on everything we give him
-Apparently he has cradle cap behind his ears, they get really red and sore looking, so we have a prescription lotion to use that will hopefully clear it up.
-He loves watching Walter. They are such good buddies

He is such a sweet and happy little guy. I always just call him my fat and happy child, because that's what he is.  We sure do love his great big smiles and little giggles. And his rolls are just icing on the cake :)