Thursday, March 31, 2011

Anti-Daddy Phase

J Baby is almost 2! I can't even believe it. It's going by too fast. I love this toddlerhood stage. It's my favorite age so far (I've said that about every age!) He's so independent. He's insistent on helping and sometimes even demands that he do something by himself. He loves to share and is so sweet. He gives hugs and kisses without too much begging from his Mama. ;) One phase I am beginning to want to do without, though, is the anti-daddy phase. It started a couple of weeks ago and I'm grateful that it hasn't gotten worse. Sometimes J is just fine sitting with David or letting David help him to the potty or get him dressed or fed. Other times (mostly bedtime, during the night and mornings) he only wants me. He won't let David get him juice, hold him or even be near him! He runs to me and hides his face while crying and saying "No, dada!" Other times he's perfectly content to be with David. He lets him give him a bath, play outside, sit with him for a snack...and then, like a switch he's running away from David again. We know it's just a phase but it's starting to wear on David's feelings and I completely understand.

Nothing has happened that would make him not want to be around David. There hasn't been any discipline or any other "event". J is very obsessive and once he gets something in his mind, he cannot be convinced otherwise (It's why we still have to spray for snakes in his room every other night or so!) He may have thought something or whatever and now is wary of David at times. Who knows!?!?

Anyone got any suggestions? Mama suggested we just ignore it. When he reacts to David just to say "It's okay" and go on with what we're doing. That's what we've been doing.

Help! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Karate Kid

While D was watching Karate Kid one morning, J decided to show off his karate moves. :) He saw the actors standing on the Great Wall of China and J said "Stand?" and he stood just like they were! We didn't even have to show him how to do it. 

Mr Independent

Josh has become quite the independent little Monster lately. He wants to wipe his own mouth, pour his own juice, put his own clothes in the laundry hamper (no complaints here about that one!) and although he's been feeding himself for quite some time, he doesn't want anything cut up or broken into smaller pieces. Not even a meatball sub!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This little light of mine...

He's gonna let it shine. :)

Playing in the rain

Today was a rainy day. A perfect day for taking naps and snuggling with my guys. :)

After church we had lunch with the Woolard family and Brent (his family is in NJ visiting) :( We missed them.

The rain had stopped as we ate lunch and Silas said that if it started raining again he wanted to play in the rain. God decided to help him out and the rain began falling again! We finished up and let the kids play in it for a while before heading home to get warmed up and take naps.

Here's some of the action.