Monday, November 28, 2011

A Day In Our Life

A couple months ago, my friend Meredith posted a typical day for us.  I have been meaning to post this link to it for awhile, but you know how the days fly.  If you want a glimpse into a typical day for us (because I know you are wondering where in the world I have been these last few months), hop on over to Meredith's blog and give it a read.  She is a great blogger, by the way!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Festival Pictures

"Why is this huge scarecrow trying to hold my hand?"
Shep - Not too impressed with the horse
Liam - LOVED the horse!  Laughed the whole time.
All together on the Hayride

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shep Turns 3!

Stuffed with marshmallows
Roasting hot dogs & marshmallows
First Pinata
Cousins & Best Buds
Monster Cake (courtesy of the amazing Aunt Jen!)
Happy Birthday, Shep!

I'm not quite sure where the years have gone, but suddenly there is this big boy in place of my baby!  I'm happy to report that the big boy still loves to be carried by us and to snuggle with his Ba Ba's (pillow pets).  He may try to act tough and wipe off my kisses, but he will still kiss me back on occasion (when no one is looking!).

We had a monster-themed birthday party because Shep's favorite movie is Disney's Monsters.  Close seconds are Curious George, Baby Signs (baby sign language), and this boring Dinosaur documentary that he seems to think is fascinating.  Yes, ALL boy.

He enjoys his two-morning-a-week preschool with Ms. Dawn and Ms. Karolina.  He is well-behaved there and, surprisingly, one of the more quiet kids in the group.  I am thankful for this break particularly because naps are pretty much non-existant these days for Shep.  I am lucky if I can get him to stay in his room for an hour of quiet play during Liam's nap.  He sleeps about 11 hours at night.

At home, Shep is talking up a storm (ununciating well except for certain words like yogurt - still pronounced "er-gert."  He has entered the classic three-year-old question-asking phase and is showing BIG attitude when he doesn't get his way.  So far, two was a breeze compared to three.  Time-outs are a regular part of his daily routine.

He LOVES all things building - constantly asks how things go together and where pipes lead, and he is the master take-apart-er in our home (thankfully Daddy is the master put-back-together-er).  His wooden train set is a favorite toy and an interest in store-bought games has developed lately - Cariboo, The Train Game, the Duck Game, and the Caterpillar Game in particular.  He also loves to color with "markos" (markers) and make crafts with me.

Although he can be rough at times - boys will be boys - it is clear he loves Liam and often speaks for him (i.e.  "Mommy, William says....").  We look forward to watching their friendship blossom over the coming years.

We love you, Shep!  Happy Birthday!