Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I was helping L with her sewing machine and heard the door. I finished the task and went to look for B. I didn't see him in the yard. So I locked the door and searched the house. I still didn't find him so I circled the house. Still no B. I went in the front again and saw him toddling down the middle of the street from 2 houses down.
My impulse was to scold him, but wisdom lead me to lovingly go with him and ask him to show me what he saw. We practiced walking on the grass, and asking to go on a walk. We walked to the P's house (0.5 miles) and back, practicing these ideas. Later P took B on the same walk to reinforce asking to go on a walk, and staying on the grass.
Posted by Lucky Day at 6:54 AM
Friday, November 6, 2015
Today he wore underwear for most of the day. When he went to the potty the first time, after wearing the underwear for a while, I was shocked that he actually peed! I told him we'd get a treat. Phillip carried him to the kitchen. I don't even know where the other children were at this point... ( Since the oldest 3 are old enough to be out in the yard alone, I'll say that's where they were...) I asked B if he wanted some raisins for a treat. "No" his sweet reply. When I pulled down the candy bowl, and asked if he'd like a candy, his "Yes!" was just as sweet, but much more emphatic.
He's so adorable!
Posted by Lucky Day at 7:29 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2015
One time I asked, what I knew, if he'd pooped in his diaper. His response "Poop'd self."
Saturday, October 10, 2015
B recently discovered that the carousel was a thing. We've gotten 2x20 tickets since May and I don't know if we'll be getting another when this one runs out. Poor boy. He loves it.
Posted by Lucky Day at 8:51 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Today lP was having a grumble tantrum, rolling around on the floor. B was so cute. He got down on the floor and hugged lP. Then he got rolled over the the other side of her and he gave her a kiss on the cheek. B really tries to comfort people. I love that he does this so innately. Back in May, a boy at church was crying in nursery. B kept trying to offer the boy toys. B stayed right near the boy trying to help. He's so sweet.
Posted by Lucky Day at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
B has a nightly routine for after the big kids have gone to bed. He plays in the fire pit for a while. Then around 9:30 he asks for milk and Signing Time. He watches 1 or 2 episodes, then goes to bed. He also takes some favorite thing to bed. Sometimes it is a duplo character or vehicle, rarely a stuffed animal. Last night he took the 2 copies of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" to bed.
Posted by Lucky Day at 6:42 AM
Friday, June 12, 2015
B began sleeping in the playpen when his need for kicking in the night exceeded my ability to ignore said kicking. He liked having the netted sides to struggle against. He slept there for a few months. In preparation for L, we decided to move B to the bottom bunk in G's room. The first night he cried as I lay next to him for 10+minutes, and then went to sleep. But the next night he just lay singing with me, then P, then me, then P for about an hour before finally sleeping. The next night he went to sleep after I sat in a chair in the room for 15 minutes. And that's what I've been doing ever since. I sit on a nice comfortable wooden chair and breathe. Sometimes we hold hands a bit. It's great.
Posted by Lucky Day at 7:05 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
His language is delayed compared to our other children, even G who had no language input until 12 months old, sheesh! But nobody smiles bigger when their "eh!" is understood to mean whatever it is supposed to mean.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
bB likes to throw the swing and chase it around.
Posted by Lucky Day at 4:48 PM