Sunday, February 21, 2010

Beautiful Weather

Leo and I try to have daily adventures. We had a week of unusually beautiful weather, so Leo and I were able to take our adventures outdoors. Leo now can navigate the play structures at parks alone. I have a constant eye on him, but he can climb up to slides and slide down them unassisted. He has no fear too and engages with all the big kids (3-5 year old boys), when we go out.

The educational dvds I got Leo from the library are paying off. This morning, Joe was wearing a Tee-shirt that read Property of the NBA, and Leo was able to identify every letter in the word PROPERTY with the exception of the E. AWESOME!!!

Leo has really gotten into his cars from the movie Cars. He is obsessed with them. He loves them so much that before bedtime, he has to kiss them all goodnight.

I was super sick last Monday with a stomach bug of some sort. I actually threw-up multiple times that night, which I rarely do. Luckily Joe was able to stay home from work so I could sleep all day. Unfortunately, it seems as though Leo has a bug right now. He's had 4 dirty diaper changes today (poor thing), but he's still playing as hard as ever. Leo never seems to let anything get in the way of play.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Boy

Leo has now been in his toddler bed for a few weeks and although he is doing ok, we have had a few challenges. Although he goes to bed fairly easily, the other night he kept leaving his bed to go under his rocking horse to fall asleep. After finding him under the rocking horse twice, we went in a third time and he was completely passed out under the comfort of Butterscotch. It was cute, but very strange.

The other night at 12:30 a.m., Leo was calling "Joe" (he only yells "joe" when he wants Joe to come to him because that is what I do, otherwise, it's always daddy) and when Joe walked in the room, Leo said "good morning!" He was so excited and had no idea it was still the middle of the night.

Leo got a new pair of Car shoes today in size 7. He has declared that "McQueen is cool." Also, much to our dismay, he has become fascinated by bad guys. We have explained to him that we are all good guys in this family and don't like bad guys.

Leo continues to learn numbers, letters, colors and shapes through educational dvds I get from the library. I figure he might as well be learning something during television time.

We are very blessed that Leo is so healthy and rarely gets sick. He is still a picky eater, but he has such an abundance of energy, that he must be thriving. He can be sweet and affectionate and is a very good kisser and hugger now. We are so lucky!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Room fit for a very Lucky Toddler Boy

On Saturday, we had a huge milestone with Leo. We transitioned his room from a baby's nursery in to a toddler's playland, complete with a toddler bed. He LOVES his new bed and after 3 nights, he has done fairly well. The first night, we had to go into his room twice to put him back in bed, which was a relatively easy start to the transition. The following night was even easier, but last night was quite the challenge for Joe (I was at work). Since the Season premiere of Lost's 6th a final season is tonight, we are crossing our fingers that Leo doesn't decide to get out of bed and play. Although it is amusing to walk into the room and see a half asleep little boy playing with his train table. Also, his train table makes sound effects, so he is not fooling anybody when he decides to escape from his bed.

I am so proud of Leo for taking such a big step, but it makes me realize how much he has matured. He uses simple sentences all the time now and is learning the letters of the alphabet. He also has some new favorite books. He loves his 4 pack set of Thomas books (A Crack in the Track is his favorite), along with Goodnight Moon.