Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10 Months!!

It is May so our little Parker is TEN months!! Here is his update:

*He got his firt haircut. Just a trim performed by New Grandma and Grandma Barney (Great-Grandma Berger and my mom)
*He celebrated his first Easter.
*He got both of his top teeth.
*He crawls very fast
*He had a very bad cold this month :(
*He measures 30.5 inches and weighs about 23 pounds.
*He is wear 12-24 month clothes.
*He is wearing a shirt that Chase wore when he was 23 months :
*He is totally weaned and loves every bottle he receives!!
*He moves himself around furniture.
*He can open cabinets and pulls everything out.
*He had his first really high fever.
*He started eating chicken nuggets and picking up things off of his high chair to eat.
*He loves blankets. If we lay a blanket over he will crawl over to it and lay his head down on it over and over again. So cute!
*He is still not a huge fan of the carseat!
*He loves to swing at the park.
*He is saying "dada, mama, and da (dog)." He seems to be trying to say other things, but those are consistent.
*He will play patty cake
*He will play with toys and just crawl around for quite a while. He seems very content to play by himself.
*Still a great napper. Morning and afternoon naps.
*Starting to have some separation anxiety when we leave him in the nursery.
*He loves all the men in his life. Daddy, Chase, his grandpas, cousins, and uncles. He often reaches for them and loves to be held by them.
*When he sees Abe he starts crawling towards him and says "dada" repeatedly :)
*If I go out without the boys, when I get home he gets so excited and stays very close to me.
*He loves playing in the bath with Chase.
*If he hears the word bath he starts crawling into our room and to the bathtub.

3.5 Years Old!

Chase turned 3.5 over the weekend! I really can't believe that we have a 3.5 year old. It is so hard for me to think that he is not a toddler anymore. He is definitely a little boy! In many ways, Chase has been a difficult child. However, he has started to change and has become so much easier to handle. I am so grateful that the Lord has heard our prayers and that Chase is changing. Consistency and firmness mingled with love has been the key! He is a special kid and I am so grateful for him!

He has matured so much in the past 6 months. Some of his big changes since his b-day:

*He is potty trained during the day.
*He is super helpful around the house. He is actually able to help clean up and complete small tasks.
*He can run his own bath water and get in by himself.
*He is really learning how to be kind and think of others. LOVE this!
*He got a new bike with training wheels. He hopped on and just took off!
*He loves to play at the park and can play independently.
*He loves his cousins and Bridget. He is really starting to enjoy playing with other kids.
*He loves animals and learning about them.
*He loves books and reading time.
*He can buckle and un-buckle his own carseat. Good and bad!!
*He is starting to talk and think a lot about God, his relationship with Him, and characters from the Bible.
*Learning about asking forgiveness of God and others.
*He has started to pray outloud. (Love these times! The prayers of little ones are so precious)
*He is so sweet with his brother. He loves to make Parker laugh.
*Chase is my optimist! He will often say to me "we are going to have a GREAT day!"
*He loves to laugh. His laugh is contagious.
*He loves kisses and hugs.
*He still is madly in love with his Daddy.
*Wrestling sessions are quite extreme these days.
*He can't wait to play "tee baseball" next year.
*His appetite has been HUGE lately. I prepare food ALL day long.
*He is about 41.5 inches and 35 pounds.
*He still takes a nap every day. He is an awesome sleeper and goes down SO easily.

I wish I was better about writing down the precious little things that he says. Here are some recent little funnies:

*While I was humming a song he said, "Mommy why are your singing that song in your nose?"
*If he gets hurt he will say, "time-out, time-out...that is the knee (or head or whatever body part was injured)"
*The other day after a bout of naughtiness he spontaneously asked forgivness for being naughty. So grateful for his tender heart.
*He calls the movie Tarzan-"Carzan"
*He loves to watch the show-Get Smart. He started saying, "sorry about that, Chief." He is definitely a Green in that he loves to quote movies and tv shows :)
*He talks about getting "may-weed" someday (getting married). We like to ask him who he is going to marry. He usually says, "Katie." Then we have to explain to him that he can't marry his cousin :)
*He has many of his stuffed animals in his bed and he has named them: Loki, Soda, Buster, The Chief, Max, Mr. Bunny, Sausage Sandwich, and Curious George.

9 Months!

This was a month full of developmental milestones for Mr. P. More teeth, more movement, more talking. He is growing up before our eyes. Here are the changes for this month:

*Started wrestling with Daddy and Chase.
*Started crawling up on all fours.
*Got his bottom left tooth.
*Started pulling himself up on the couch.
*Started screeching and squealing quite a bit.
*He takes almost all formula except for a morning nursing session.
*He pretty much sleeps through the night every night (amazing!!!)
*He still wears size 3 diapers.
*He is eating 3 meals a day plus some snacking from our food.
*He is a pretty solid nap taker. Morning and afternoon. They are fairly long naps-about 1.5-2 hours. Very nice!!
*He is quite active, but is still willing to be held quite a bit. He still sits in a stroller and is pretty content.
*He LOVES his brother! He thinks Chase is great and gets very happy when Chase pays attention to him. Brotherly love!

One of my favorite times of the day is when we go to get him up in the mornings or after a nap. He is usually standing up and he gets the biggest grin on his face. Love it! He is a special guy!