Archive for April, 2008
The things a toddler will do. Ian had his first ‘shaking my head while laughing hysterically’ moment tonight. Jesse and I are relaxing after dinner and Ian was wandering around doing his thing. It took us a moment, but we realized that Ian was quickly sitting in front of the TV watching Scrubs. That’s when we noticed that he had taken his diaper off and was playing with it. And of course, his diaper couldn’t have only been wet, oh no, it was full. Jesse wasn’t amused, but I couldn’t stop laughing. I know I’ll regret it later, but it’s the first time he’s done that and you have to admit, it was funny. Ian ended up taking his bath a lot earlier than normal, but we got him cleaned up pretty well.
What else has he done lately. Today, I rearranged the kitchen so we could set up the card table and have a semblance of a dining room table. As I was getting lunch ready, Ian went to his chair and wanted up. He didn’t want to eat in his high chair today, he wanted to eat at the table. So we actually had a civilized meal for a change.
We spent this past weekend in New York visiting family. Neither Jesse or Ian have been back yet, so it was exciting for me to have both of them back there. I have a lot of aunts and uncles that I wanted them to meet and they finally did. I don’t have any pictures at the moment (Nana and Grandma Smith were taking so many, I figured I would get them from them), but I do have some videos. So until I can get the pictures, you’ll have to suffice with some dancing. Although I should mention, Ian loved the dance floor. He couldn’t stay off of it and he was even out there shaking his little butt. Edited: Pictures from the trip are now up.
He is starting to talk a little. He has gotten bye and hi down, although he uses them interchangeably. He’ll even wave while he’s saying it, sometimes. He’s had mama and dada down for awhile, and while he can say it, he still hasn’t called us mama and dada. We’re hoping he do it soon since he knows who we are. We can tell Ian to “go show daddy” or “take that to mama” and he’ll do those things, but we’re still waiting to hear him say the words to us.
Now that it has been warmer out more often, we’ve been taking Ian out more and more. It’s gotten to the point that whenever one of us goes near the door, Ian is right there ready to go outside. He wants to be outside so badly that I’m kind of sad we don’t have a place where we can let him go out and play. The residents in our area haven’t been picking up after their pets, so we don’t want to let him play in the grass only to find someone else already has. We’ve been going up to the park when we can, but when it’s crowded, it’s a little harder for Ian to play. He’s so much smaller than the other kids, that I’m afraid he’s going to get stepped on. We should be hearing about the house soon and in another two months, we’ll be someplace with a yard, I hope.
And I leave with another video…
Sorry this took me so long to post, but between Adrian, Lori, and I, we took about 370 pictures while we were at the Cincinnati Zoo. So I had to go through them and try to weed out the blurry shots and the butt shots and whatnot. I managed to get the number down to about 170. Talk about being photo happy. :)
Anyway, over the weekend, Adrian, Ian and I went down to visit Lori in Dayton and we decided to check out the Cincinnati Zoo. It was a gorgeous day and was perfect for spending it outside. Ian wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, but he started to really enjoy watching all of the animals. He was really excited about the goats in the children section. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to spend a lot of time in the children section since we got there as they were closing the exhibits. But he was still able to pet the goats and we spent a good 15 minutes at that one exhibit. There was a few moments there that he tried getting in with the goats, but thankfully he couldn’t squeeze through the rails.
Ian spent most of the day in the stroller, but he was able to get out and walk a bit and never really got fussy. He did get a little tired, but he laid down in the stroller and took a good hour nap and then he was ready to go. He did get a little spoiled as he left the zoo with a stuffed elephant AND a stuffed leopard. He was dragging them all around the gift shop, so Lori and I couldn’t resist. It worked kind of well, the elephants were the first animals we saw at the zoo.
The Cincinnati Zoo was really nice. I was kind of disappointed that we didn’t get to the children’s section sooner than what we did, but we did get there right after Ian’s nap. I’m hoping to take Ian to the Detroit Zoo soon, but I heard a sad rumor that they don’t have a children’s section with a petting zoo. I guess we’ll see. Anyway, I mentioned the large amount of pictures, so here’s the gallery for them. I’ll include a few of the good shots.
Alright, so I found a color scheme for Ian’s bedroom and Jesse has approved it. We went by Lowe’s today and I saw this room theme in one of their books and I loved it. I found the colors I want for Ian’s room and how they are going in his room.
The walls are going to have two colors on them. The lower half will have “Lime Burst” and the upper half will have “Blue Tango”. The accents will be colored with “Pumpkin Butter”. Basically, a green, blue, and orange retrospectively. The green and blue will have a white stripe going around the room to separate the two. The bookshelf we’re going to put in his room with all primarilly be the orange, but will also have a bit of the blue and green in it. I tried finding the colors on Valspar’s site, but they colors on their site really don’t match the colors on the cards I picked up. Either way….the colors are decided. :)