Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An update...of sorts

Thank you for all your ideas for Sawyer, I have tried some of them, and many more to try, I'm excited! Here are a few things Sawyer has been up to.

Stealing Oliver's binky
Testing all of Oliver's baby things to make sure they're safe

Putting beans into empty soda bottles!

He LOVES to help me in the kitchen, here are fruit kabobs

Pushing his baby around

Making Valentine's cookies for dad

Monday, February 16, 2009

First Smiles

Those first sweet goofy smiles! Little Oliver is so sweet and responding to our smiles, it is so fun! How quickly they grow... (I didn't set up a photo shoot with a zebra skin, just happened to be giving me some really great smiles while laying on this adorable blanket!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What to do with a 19 month old

This is not a list of suggestions...but a question. What do you do with a toddler when you are usually feeding or dealing with a fussy baby and the weather outside is too cold? (although we have been lucky the last few days)

How we know there is a problem
  1. Sawyer laughs and claps when The Office theme song comes on
  2. He screams, claps and laughs preemptively on Finding Nemo
  3. Dora and Diego are a part of his 50 word vocabulary
  4. So are cookie and candy
  5. He requests nigh-nigh (bed)

What we've tried

  1. Play-doh, very well received, although every couple of minutes he tilts his head to the side, puts it to his lips and a little questioning sound, like "are you sure this isn't tasty?"
  2. Coloring with crayons and markers, all of which have also been consumed
  3. Cooking. This he loves, surprisingly he is not very good at it.
  4. Play dates, which the last time we had several kids over here they played in his room with his toys while he hung out on my lap pointing at the tv
  5. Playing with da-da which is always a hit
  6. Touching Oliver's head on the exact same spot 20-30 times a day and repeating "baby"

So if you have any fantastic ideas for me, I'd love to hear them! Can't wait for summer! And for your viewing pleasure...