Thursday, May 22, 2014

Seventy Nine Weeks

We have snow on the ground! Max has been asking to stay in my arms outside and point to where he wants to go. At his request, I carried him over to his slide for him to go down. Then he wanted to go in his swing, even though it was cold outside. He wanted to play in one spot, but walking in it seemed to frustrate him. I heard that he's running in the snow at school this week, so I'm thinking that he's used to it now. I'm sure the slow movements through the snow take some time to adjust, especially in his big snow pants and coat. He just loves being outside though, the cold doesn't seem to bother him at all.

More words! He's saying star, baby, wheel, hat, bee (for his bee chair), and guitar. I think that star is his favorite word right now. He also knows the color blue, and points to blue things while saying it. Smart kid!

We had a huge milestone last night! Max slept 8 hours straight last night (at least I think he did). I'm pretty sure this is the first time he's done that. However, it could be that I don't remember getting up in the middle of the night, that's always possible. Anyway, I’m not getting too excited over this. But, I will definitely enjoy the fact that I feel like I could conquer the world today. It's amazing what conditioning can do to your body. I'm so used to getting up a few times at night, that it's the new norm. Having eight solid hours has left me feeling amazing.

Max loves using his own socks for hand puppets nowadays. Mommy's socks are easier to get over his hands, but they just aren't as fun as his own socks now. He's so sweet, squeezing his little fingers together to make them smaller to get into the socks. He tries a few times to get his hand in, but then asks for help. He is always determined to try it on his own first, just like everything else.

Daddy bought Max a new train! He now has a big plastic Percy train. So now he always has Thomas and Percy in his hands. Everywhere he goes. One of the funniest parts of his train obsession is that the trains must always be facing in when he holds them. He refuses to hold them if he can't see their faces pointing toward him. He's very particular about that!

I wasn't feeling well earlier this week. Max, being such a sweet little boy, came in for a big kiss. He held his lips on mine and just stared into my eyes, just holding his lips against mine as hard as he could for like 30 seconds. It was so cute and silly, and I couldn't stop giggling because he was just so silly and kept doing it. It cheered me right up. It's funny how he knew exactly what would cheer me up, he's never done this new kissing trick before. It's definitely a mood lifter!

I'm always amazed by Max's memory. He'll remember where something is, after putting it down days (or even weeks) ago. I can't even do that most of the time! Last weekend, we were getting ready to take his monthly picture. He saw that we were laying out the blanket as his backdrop. He ran up, grabbed the monthly sticker for his shirt and the monkey. Then he climbed right up onto the couch to sit on the blanket. Amazing! He didn't sit still for the camera, but that would just be too crazy. I love that he remembered all of the details of something we only do once a month. Such a smart little boy!  

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