Friday, July 29, 2011

Dear Bo, A pretty perfect Saturday...

First up...frog hunting.

Then...the playground.

Next...feeding the ducks.

After that...the Discovery Center.

What next?  Burgers and fries on the patio (yes, that was just morning fun...).

A good nap, a couple of hours at the pool, then date night for Momma and Daddy while you played with sweet Daisy.

A great Saturday indeed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear Bo, You're 20 months old...

Here's what you're up to:

  • I have no idea what your stats are since we (thankfully) haven't been to the good doc in awhile!
  • You wear a Size 4 diaper, 12-18 month clothes, and a size 5 or 6 shoe.
  • You generally get up around 7:30am, go down for a nap around 12 or 12:30pm, nap for 3 hours, and go to bed at 8:00 or 8:30pm.  Sometimes you still need a morning nap if you get up too early.  You're a scheduled boy.
  • You're a hit and miss eater these days, but usually pretty good.  You like bananas and pancakes, french toast, or apple nutrigrain bars for breakfast.  You like chicken, green beans, sweet potatoes, black beans, and avocado.  You love most fruit (especially grapefruit!) and eat mostly what we eat.  I love watching you eat spaghetti.  You are obsessed with goldfish.  You drink about 20 ounces of milk a day and diluted juice and water and plain water the rest of the time.
  • You got a molar on your bottom right this month and sleeping was a challenge when it was coming in.  Poor guy.
  • You are starting to approximate more words.  You'll try to say almost anything we say and are actually successful some of the time.  You say Momma, Da-da, bye bye (waving) and will repeat Buh (for Bo), cracker, fish, Puh (for up), peas (for please), and a few others that I'm sure I'm missing.
  • You know the basic animal sounds and that for the wolf and owl (from one of your favorite books, Maddy The Alaskan Moose), you can pick out most of the animals/objects in the farm flashcards if we lay out 3 and ask you to pick up the animal/object, you like pointing out the animals in Brown Bear, and you know your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and belly button.
  • You love being outside.  You love your sandbox, your swing, your horse tire swing, your slide, your pool, your basketball goal, your Cozy Coupe, and your sweet Radio Flyer trike.  
  • You are a fish!  You love going to the pool and playing with water (faucet, water hose, bath, etc.).
  • You like to put your finger to your lips and say "shh" and giggle.  When Daddy prays and you try to talk, I "shh" you, and you always "shh" back.  I can't help but laugh.
  • If Daddy's on his back on the floor, you strain and "push" him to his belly, climb on his back and bounce up and down like you're a bronco rider.  He gets up on all fours and crawls around with you on his back, and you shriek and giggle like it's an amusement park ride.
  • When you get frustrated, you furrow your brows (like your Daddy), you throw what you're holding down, and you say something like "tuh" really sternly.  Depending on the day, everything or nothing frustrates you.
  • You really enjoy feeding Scout goldfish (she enjoys this, too).
  • You have the funniest giggle, but your belly laugh is the best.  It is infectious.  I want to bottle it up and save it to medicate with during your teenage years.
  • Our summer nanny decided to stay on permanently with us, and we are just thrilled.  She loves you, and you love her.  Y'all go to the park and the Discovery Center and sing and play.  I'm so grateful that you're in such good hands.
  • I feel conflicted when I think about you being 20 months.  The time is rapidly approaching that I'll be counting your life in years not months.  I find myself simultaneously wanting to hold on to your infancy as it slips away, pause this pretoddler stage, all the while eagerly anticipating the little boy you are becoming.  There's no doubt this tug of war between reflection and anticipation is only beginning.  
{Then-July 2010}
{Now-July 2011}


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dear Bo, Frog hunting...

{You spotted a frog in the backyard on Saturday morning. }
{You had the eye of the tiger.}

 {You stalked him.}
{And you stalked him.}
 {He got away this time, but you'll be hot on his trail if he comes back (that is, until you see something shiny and get distracted).}

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dear Bo, This weekend will go down as one of my favorites of Summer 2011...

1 family date night

3 visits to the pool

1 snow cone

1 frog hunt

1 trip to the Discovery Center

1 trip to the park to feed the ducks

1 Momma and Daddy only date night

1 trip to church

Countless time in the backyard swinging, playing on the slide, and playing in the sandbox

Lots giggles and snuggles


Friday, July 22, 2011

Dear Bo, You are obsessed with this horse swing...

{And I am obsessed with your big grin when you get on it.}

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Bo, Concerts in the Park 2011 Take 3...

{Yep.  Still our favorite thing to do on Tuesday evenings in the summer.}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dear Bo, Weekend review (another weekend in)...

It was a slow weekend at our place...just the way we like it!  We switched it up for family date night and went to a new (to us) Mexican food restaurant then it was home and playing outside until bedtime.
You played with Daddy while I worked some on Saturday, then we had some new friends over.  They had 2 little girls, and you were surprisingly easy going as they took over your toys!

You and I hung out while Daddy worked on Sunday (I busted you looking at your Bible in your room below!), then it was off to the pool to play until supper.  You just love the water.
It was a slow weekend, and we just enjoyed being home and taking it easy.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Dear Daddy, Thank you for my sandbox...

 And you're welcome for the trail of sand I'll be leaving everywhere!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dear Mimi, Bo loves his chair...


Thanks for the chair, the haircut, for playing with him while we were at work, and for letting us have a date night!  Love you!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Dear Bo, Weekend review (a visit from Mimi)...

Mimi kept you on Friday while we worked and let us have a date night Friday evening.  Y'all had a big time.

You hung out with Daddy while I went to a baby shower and worked some on Saturday, then we stayed in that evening.  There was no shortage of time outside.
 I grabbed some pics of you Sunday after church; I thought you were so adorable in your Sunday best!
Daddy worked on a sandbox for you that afternoon, and we went to a pool party that night.  You were a little fish as usual!