Saturday, June 18, 2011

Brownie Batter and Big Boy Bed!

Today was the day I thought, why not? So Andrew has had a big day of firsts. Well, maybe Drew doesn't really know, but mommy and daddy do!

Andrew ate brownie batter for the first time and of course, LOVED IT! I sat him on the counter and he "helped" mix the brownies and then I dipped the spoon in and gave it to him to eat. After he tasted it, he tried to dip the spoon back in. I didn't let him because he had plenty on the spoon he had not licked yet. So here are a few pics of him having his first brownie batter. :) He says, "Mmmm".

The biggest first today is definitely sleeping in his new "big" boy bed. This makes me have many emotions all at once. I am excited, nervous, sad, and happy. I am excited for him because he is becoming more independent. I am nervous because I want him to feel comfortable and adjust well to the change. I am sad because moving him to a big boy bed makes me feel like he is growing up way to fast. I am happy because the adjustment will enable us to begin Leah's room. (not that in anyway, she takes his place.)

So... this is what happened. I laid down with him and he rolled over and didn't move as I left the room, so I thought. I went into the kitchen because I was finishing up some cupcakes. Aaron came to the kitchen and said Drew was playing with the door knob. Then, Aaron went in and laid down with him. He didn't hear and peep after that. So, I went in (tried to walk in) and check on him, but there was something keeping me from opening the door. Yes, you guessed it, Andrew. He had brought his bear and night night (blanket) with him to the door and feel asleep in front of it. I had to roll him over to get the door wide enough for me and my belly to squeeze through. I picked him up and placed him back in the bed. Needless to say, we set up the video monitor for our piece of mind a few minutes later. :)

Here are a few pics of what happened...

This is where I first found him asleep :(

After I placed him in the bed.

Now, what I will be checking to see all night...the life of a mom and I would not trade any of it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

19, 20, and 21 months...

Wow, it has been too long! Can you tell I have been pregnant, finished the school year, and are cleaning and switch rooms around in our house? Our sweet boy is growing up which is great, but I know it will go even faster when our sweet Leah Kathryn arrives. So...I am trying to cherish all the sweet hugs, kisses, and time together this summer. I am loving staying at home with Andrew! :)

Drew is talking up a storm and learning more every day. He is becoming so independent, which I love, but he also has his way of doing things. He is such a sweet boy and is learning to share and be kind to friends. :) He is doing so much better using a fork and spoon too. Everyday, he learns and repeats words. This makes me so happy.

Drew is going to be moving! We finished his "big" boy room and about to try him sleeping in there soon. Leah will take his nursery. Pictures to come. :) Drew's room is done in sports and Leah's is purple and green with a few flowers and butterflies. :)

Our big helper...who loves to feed the dogs and help Daddy. :)

Ready for church and go play with his friends...especially Shiloh.

Reading is his favorite thing to do. He will come up to Aaron or I, plop in our lap with a book and say, "read". He must have the book read 2 times before he goes anywhere. :)

Just hanging out with momma.

Wearing his new hat from Boston. He is the cutest kid I ever saw. :)

This is Andrew and Charlie splashing in the water table. So fun!

Andrew really wants to see Papa and knows he comes through the front door. I recorded his pleading to see him. :) And yes, we took him to see Papa right after. :)

Trying on momma's sunglasses. :)

We will be dedicating Andrew this Sunday and are so excited to share this special time with our family and friends. I will post soon after that to show pictures of our handsome boy. :)