Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tyler's 30 Month Stats

Bedtime and Naps: Our bed routine has changed recently. You are ready to stall going to sleep whenever possible. This is our routine: First we take a bath, brush teeth, and give Daddy hugs and kisses. Then we gather Teddy and blanky to read. Once we finish reading I rock you and sing every song I know such as Jesus Loves Me, God is so Good, Mickey Mouse Club song, and funny nursery rhyme songs. Once I lay you in bed we pray and usually you want to say your own prayer after mine; this is funny because lately you only pray for your cow Bubba . I then have to play the swoosh game (that's what we call it) with you, which consists of me taking blanky and creating a parachute that floats down on you. Sometimes it creates a tent so that I can kiss you through the crib rails. You laugh so hard that you can hardly sit up as I do this. After 20 to 30 minutes I can finally leave the room, but not for long before you are requesting water and to go potty. You then talk to yourself about tractors, mowers, your day, and sometimes you sing to yourself. Daddy and I laugh in the living room at your sweet chatter and slowly you drift off to sleep. Another recent development is that you wake at 2 in the morning to go potty and request that I sing the Mickey Mouse song.

Meals: You eat very well. Your favorite foods are ronis (the microwavable spiral cheesy ronis), chicken with ranch dip, strawberries, watermelon, broccoli, and chicken biscuits from McDonalds (Papaw Williams has those waiting at least once or twice a week in the morning for you). Your favorite treat is marshmallows; you call them 'mar-mellies'.

Developmental Milestones and "Firsts": Nothing is out of the question when it comes to reach. You can stand on your tippy toes and reach light switches and if you can't reach something you will go find your chair and take it to stand on. You are intensely independent, so much so that you will throw items down just to pick up yourself as you say, "I do, I DO!" You can peddle your tricycle and bike and even steer them properly. You are running every where and jumping too. Potty training is going somewhat well right now. You like to try and pee like a big boy and sometimes you like to sport underwear.

Words and Talking: Your sentences are amazing. Everyday you tell us something new and many times it is hilarious and you will laugh as if you are telling a joke. If I say I like cookies or shiny rocks you will agree emphatically with, "Me Too!" Your conversation skills are getting better and better. Sometimes you will stutter or get a little stuck, but this usually precedes a speech milestone. Singing songs that you make up to simple melodies are another thing that you love such as: Mimi's House, Unc Jay, and Mimimo-mimimo are a few of your favorite songs to sing.

Favorite Toys and Things to do: You still love tractors and all things that have a motor. You love to play with your farm and love to show it to people, "I show farm." You really love your tricycle at Mimi's house and wheel barrow. You also love water guns and shooting people with the water. You are very mischievous and you know what pretend means and you will tell me or Dad to pretend a gold club is a rifle so that we do not take your gun but we can still play. You love to play hide and seek but you will not stay in your hiding place.

Clothing/Diaper sizes: You are still wearing size 4 diapers. You are wearing size 8 shoes and 2T and 3T clothes.

Funny Things that you do: When you sneeze or burp and we say "Excuse you," you will correct us and instruct us to say, "Scuze me." You know the directions to your house, Mimi's house, and church; which has caused you to become a backseat driver. When I passed our road one day you yelled for me to turn around, "Wong Way Mom!" You remember everything, I asked Tony as we walked into the grocery store what we needed to buy, Tyler proceeded to rattle off what we needed (we had discussed this earlier in the day). We were amazed. You tell me that I am too big for your ride on toys, blanky, and sometimes my own bed when you curl up with me (you tell me to go to the other side of the bed).

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