The Age of Understanding

We've had many laughs the past couple of weeks as Van keeps demonstrating his increased understanding of the world around him.

  • When walking backwards he yells "beep, beep, beep," just like a truck in reverse.
  • When told to eat his toast, he promptly pointed at his toes.
  • Anything that comes from his nose or is found in the floor is labeled as "ewww."
  • He has started giving Derek and me small bites of his food, saying "bite" followed by throwing the food at us. After many frustrated meals, I figured out that he was feeding us like ducks, one of his favorite activities to enjoy with Granny and Pawpaw.
  • This morning during our wake-up negotiations (where he rolls around in his bed so I can't get him out) I asked, do you want to go to school to see your friends? No. Want to stay home with momma? No. What do you want to do Van? Pawpaw. (He has a one-track mind for his grandparents)
Along with increased awareness, he has also become very interested in anything involved with poo poo or pee pee. We bought all the potty training essentials yesterday, we'll see how it goes.

In addition, we've been trying to figure out what Van should be for Halloween. Last year, he was a cuddly baby elephant. This year, we are trying to pick something that he likes. Here are some of our ideas, feel free to make suggestions!
  • Giant chocolate chip cookie
  • Hershey kiss
  • Michael Phelps (complete with speedo, googles, and fake muscles)
  • Bob Stoops or OU football player
  • Pawpaw (all ready for his Sunday sermon)

 

5 comments:

Alli said...

Saw your blog, thought I'd say hi... Please, please if you have any tips on the potty training thing let me know. I'm afraid we're going to have to start with Karis sooner than I expected and I have NO CLUE WHAT TO DO!!! Help!
Alli

Michelle said...

My vote is for Michael Phelps. You can do the other ones any year. You could make him gold medals and everything. How cute will that be?

Elizabeth said...

This is more of a comment on your Twitter: Are you sicky again? It's those carrier monkeys, I tell ya. They like to lurk around the daycare and infect little ones and their parents.

Derek said...
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Christi Beard said...

YAY! I found your blog now too! My name will link you to mine.

ANYWAY, I vote for Michael Phelps for the halloween costume. How great would that be???


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