Saturday, April 24, 2010

David is a Fruit Loop

If you are two, the apples on the counter are best reached by climbing up the loveseat. David did it this morning, and since it's fruit, I'm ok with it! He wanted me to cut up his apple as usual, but I thought it would be fun to show him how to eat it whole. I took a big bite and he thought it was really cool. He tried, and he opened his mouth as wide as it would go and shook himself like he was trying really hard - a big man-tremble. He was getting frustrated because it is hard to get a bite sometimes, so he'd say, "You bite it Mom." I was supposed to take a bite but leave it on the apple so he could have it. It took a couple tries before we got that right!

A couple hours later I saw him get an apple out of the bowl again. And he put it back. With a bite out of it. So I took a closer look... and there were THREE apples with bites in them! That little stinker, and I didn't even see him do it! So now the apple bowl is on the stove, awaiting a more proper place where little hands can't reach it without help.

I'm wondering if David's having a growth spurt. One day this week he ate 2 cups of yogurt before they left for the sitter, and 2 more cups before bed that night. Last night he ate 1 1/2 bananas, and then asked for a bowl for strawberries. Initially he was mad that I cut up all the big ones, but he got over it when I let him put his own strawberries in his bowl, He filled it twice. He asked for a third helping - put one strawberry in, and said "I think dat's enough, Mom."

Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled that he loves fruit! I just hope we can find a happy balance here so the kid gets some other food once in a while.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring, songs, strawberries, store

After some gentle encouragement from a friend, I'm back to the blog. I think of things to write a lot, but I'm usually changing a diaper, or in the car, or zapping some nuggets for supper... you know, not things condusive to writing!

Zoe loves to sing songs. She surprised me the other day and sang the entire first verse of Mary Had a Little Lamb. One of her other favorites is "Happy Cap Yer Hands" (translated If You're Happy & You Know It). The $10 Dora CD I bought a few weeks ago was my best purchase ever - puts a smile on her face every time we get in the car - and she makes sure I "turn on da Dora CD" as soon as we get going.

David spotted a container of strawberries on the counter this morning as we were going to the car - I had to wash one up so he could take it along. It was a giant one, it looked like he was holding a football in his hand.

Last night I took the kiddos to Sam's. I needed a couple things but mostly I went there because they have 2-seater carts. (One day... I WILL take a Sam's cart and march right across the parking lot to Walmart with it!) They were so good! They were polite, chatty, and all around good kids. David mentioned to a passerby that I GOT DIS BOOK! but otherwise it was a picture perfect trip. Anytime I mention a store, David assumes it's the "train store" and we're going to buy more Thomas trains. I was afraid of a meltdown but he managed this time. I got them each a book - Zoe's has balloons and numbers on the front, and she is so in love with the cover that she still hasn't opened the book.

We try to play outside and go to our little neighborhood park as often as we can. That outdoor air makes them sleep so much better later! It's nice that spring is finally here so we can do those things. We do grow weary of chasing balls down the street though - whenever we play in the front yard, Brett & I remind each other that the number 1 thing on a wish list for a new house (you know, if ever, in the future, if HGTV buys us one) - is a flat driveway!

This has been sort of a rambly post... but it's a post! I'll try to get in here more often.