Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Talk about progress

Yesterday the doctor was concerned about his speech today, Carter opened a book and began pointed out all sort of things to mommy saying (not perfectly, but close enough that anyone would know what he was saying):


This is already better than the whole say-the-first-syllable-only thing he did yesterday. Guess that talk with the doctor did the trick.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2 year appointment

I cannot believe that we just had our 2 year doctor appointment! Carter is 35" tall which is in the 85% range (so, he's on the tall side - taking after Uncle Nick) and weighs 27.4 lbs which is in the 45% range (so, he is on the slender side).

Dr. Voytas is very mildly concerned with his lack of talking. He said that most of the time kids like Carter who are not saying 2 and 3 words at a time at this age will all of the sudden just explode with talking one day. As long as he is progressing, there is nothing to worry about so, we'll see where he is in 3 months. As long as he is further than he is now, we're good to go.

Dr. V was very impressed with every other skill Carter showed while we were there today. Using my iphone and navigating to some videos to watch while mommy and Dr. V talked pretty much blew him away. Then, during the exam, Carter was told that Dr. V needed to look in his mouth. Carter opened wide and said "AH!" without even being asked. Dr. V said that he has a hard time even getting most 4 year olds to do that. He also sat perfectly still for his spinal check. Dr. V also gave Carter the option of which ear he wanted checked first. Carter pointed to his left and turned his head so that he could be checked out.

So, basically, we have a non-verble genius.

When the nurse came to give him his shots, he was a very good boy! I told him that he would get a "sticker" on each leg so, after she poked him with the needle in just one leg twice and gave him the one band-aid, he pointed to the other leg and she obliged him with another band-aid. That was it.

He is such a good boy! For a treat, we picked daddy up from work and did a Starbucks run. He loved having the few extra minutes with daddy!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ready for snow

Dude, I'm totally ready to shred the hill in this awesome snowsuit that my auntie got me for Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Our morning started with Mickey Mouse pancakes and tons of balloons. Happy 2nd birthday my sweet little man!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New favorite "toy"

Carter will not let his Handy Manny paper plates out of his sight. We're going to use them for birthday cake tomorrow, but today they are his favorite "toy"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Don't judge us.. He gets so many gifts this month with his birthday being Christmas Eve we figured one or two wouldn't hurt. Plus, we had a rough past week and it cheers us up to see Carter open a gift so, it was totally self-serving and not for spoiling reasons.

He is such a good boy! You'd think that after opening a present he wouldn't want to stop and would try to open all the presents under the tree, but he hasn't. He did bring me a present asking if he could open it, but when I told him that he needed to put it back under the tree, he did! Christmas is going to be so much fun this year!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quick fix

I came across this cute top 75% off at Freddy's this morning. After trying it on, I realized why it was so marked down. It reminded me of a shirt I had in the 90s that I wore with leggings. It couldn't decide if it wanted to be a shirt or dress.

Something in me still really liked it so, I bought it and to my surprise, was able to cut off the excess fabric and (GASP) use my sewing machine to put it back together. Have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself.

Self-imposed time out

We hardly every have to use time out at our house. I think we have honestly used it twice and ever since, I just give Carter the option to do as mommy or daddy has asked or sit in time out. The usual response is to do what was asked.

Today was a bit different. We played all morning and it was time to leave the house so, I asked Carter to come with me to get a new diaper and get dressed so that we could leave. This request was followed by about 10 seconds of a hissy-fit. I told him that he could get a new diaper or sit in time out.

He calmly walked over to his bench and sat down.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More free fun

I found a recipe for homemade play dough and decided to give it a try since we had everything at home to make it. We made orange and green and it really turned out great. For the first 5 minutes, Carter really didn't want anything to do with it, but after I showed him some of the neat things to do with it... well, I may have created a monster. He cannot get enough of it.

I'm also rethinking introducing him to the whole "ta da!" thing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free fun

One day, we'll look back on today and say, "remember when he could
have a blast at an arcade without us spending a single penny?"