Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Kid is Awesome

I have no significant milestone to celebrate today, although Evan is rapidly approaching the 18 month mark, which is the 21st of this month.  I do however feel the need to celebrate how awesome my kid is.  I have never had trouble admitting that I am seriously lucky to have such an amazing child.  Constantly people are commenting on not only how adorable he is, but how good-natured he is.  He is pretty much always happy.  Keep in mind I said pretty much.  He does have his fair share of melt downs and hair pulling moments.  

I am so excited to see him as a big brother.  I am also quite nervous since, of course there will be two babies in the house, and that demands a lot of attention.  He has always been pretty good at entertaining himself when I have something to do, but I feel as though if I am busy caring for the other children he might not be quite as pleased.  I think every parent is nervous about this, so I feel a little comfort in that.  Somehow it always seems to work out.  

Evan has been doing all kinds of silly things lately.  He loves to explore the world around him.  

He recently figured out that one of the buckets for his blocks fits over his head.

He loves wearing big shoes.  He is even doing pretty well walking in them now.  It's pretty entertaining for us. 

I gave him his very own Strawberry ice cream cone the other day.  He was pretty psyched about it.  Although he seemed to like biting the bottom of the cone too. 

Either way, he managed to eat the whole thing. 

He wasn't very fond of his afternoon nap yesterday.  So he ate some dinner.  He actually ate a little steak, which was awesome (He almost never eats any of his meat).  He took his bath, and I jumped on the computer for a minute and this is how he was when I returned.  Snoozing sideways on the couch.  It was about 6:30.

Our neighbor brought over a few things for Evan the other day.  One thing was a wooden puzzle that teaches fine motor skills like using buttons, and zippers.  It has a backpack with a buckle feature which is fantastic because he is obsessed with buckles.  He can buckle one a hundred times.  Unfortunately he can't unbuckle it so he then gets mad, until someone does it for him.  My mom (and now I) am trying get him to say "help" instead of just whining about it.  The puzzle has a little wooden shoe with laces on it also to help kids learn how to tie their shoes.  Evan doesn't see the distinction apparently between this and a real shoe, so he has spent some time this week trying to get the wooden shoe onto his little chubby foot. 

He's been keeping me pretty busy, and he has certainly been keeping me entertained.  


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