Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Usually when Ryan gets home from work its silly/rough-house time with Christopher. I am invisible to both of them, they are in their own world. Lately Ryan can get Christopher to giggle so hard sometimes he gets the hiccups. In this video Christopher shares his Goldfish crackers with Daddy.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday Ryan and Ernie, Kristi's boyfriend, went deep sea fishing. It was the roughest day of the week, with 10 foot seas. Ryan said you could see other tuna boats on the water, then they'd disappear in the swells. The trip proved successful though, and now we have plenty of Mahi Mahi for grilling this summer.
In all, it was a very relaxing week, with Ryan's family playing lots with Christopher which really gave me a break. We took plenty of naps, I read a good book, we ate well and Ryan and I even got out for a couple date nights. I hope we return soon, we really enjoyed it. It was just "Ducky".
Touching the tuna's giant eye.
Landing a beautiful dolphin.
"Mr. Sand Crab, come out and play!"
Monday, June 8, 2009
He knows all his colors. Sometimes he struggles with a few, but he has named each color on his rainbow fish puzzle many times. The funny thing is, he won't answer a direct question like "what color is the grass?", instead he passively says colors of an object he is holding (almost like he is saying it to himself). He knows circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval and diamond, although rectangle and triangle are tough for him to say.
Physically he is growing too. He loves to climb, as many toddlers do. Today I caught him making the move from the dining room chair onto the table. I have started teaching him how to mount his rocking horse, which the saddle is about chest high on him. He is so tickled with himself when he can do it, the look on his face is priceless. Also there is a stool in his room I let him play on, it ends up looking like baby step aerobics when I check on him. When he stands up he says "high" and when he steps down he says "low".
Often times he plays alone in his room. When I spy on him I sometimes find him sitting on the floor in front of his books, "reading" each one carefully before moving on to the next one on the shelf. I like seeing what he gets into when left to his own devices.
I guess this is enough bragging for one post. You may not hear from me in a while, we leave for vacation this Saturday and I have a lot to do!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Christopher has discovered his wooden puzzles. For his first birthday he received two nice ones. I have since added to the collection, although I thought he was a bit young for them. At first he would just sit on the floor and remove each puzzle piece, tossing it on the floor. But in the past week he has perfected the skill. Now he requests them excitedly "pu-ple, pu-ple, PEASE!". ( I keep them out of reach up on a shelf.) Once it's set on the floor he gets to work, removing one piece at a time and emphatically slamming it on the floor. After they are all removed he reassembles them. Then he will immediately start the process over again, even on the same puzzle. He now only occasionally needs help getting them together. He does like 15-20 a day. Literally. He really gets hung up on certain things. Is it me, or are toddlers eerily similar to Rain Man? Anyway, it just amazed me to watch him. See for yourself.