Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Asher Boy 3 years!

One word to describe Asher would be vivacious:
1. attractively lively and animated.
synonyms:  lively, spirited, bubbly, ebullient, buoyant, sparkling, lighthearted, happy, jolly, cheerful, perky, sunny, breezy, enthusiastic, irrepressible, vibrant, vital, zestful, energetic, effervescent, dynamic;

As he gets older it has been such a blessing to see this happy bubbly baby grow up into a happy loving little boy. He loves to love, he will tell you he loves you, he has to make sure he gives everyone sufficient hugs, kisses, and mugga-muggas always.
We often have to list all the people who love Asher, and all the people he loves, eventually he will just tell me 'I love everybody'. He gives the best compliments without reservation, he tells me I'm pretty nearly everyday, he talks about how beautiful his dance teachers are, he told Raegyn that she is his 'best hero', when Sawyer does something he will shower him with praise.
He has a very fiesty side, and he told me that he only hurts people "when they hurt me or they are being too noisy"

Turning 3 also seemed to bring with it a big need for independence. He wants to be a big boy in everything he does, but once those things pose a challenge (for instance when he tries to dress himself), he decides that he too little and "can't". So one week he will be dressing himself entirely, then hits a little bump of difficulty and then he suddenly won't put his own socks on. Which along with a temporary regression in potty training has been quite frustrating for Nic and I. But our main focus is on reassuring that he is capable, and we are there to help him when he needs us.
We call him our little 'threenager' because of the tantrums that include slamming doors and yelling 'leave me alone!' 'you're making me crazy!' One day he even told me that I wasn't the right mama, and he needed a new mama and dada. I cried... a lot. But come to find out his reasons for wanting new parents were that they wouldn't make him take naps and they would give him lots of green toys. (green is his fa-aaaa-vo-rite!)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mr.Sawyer 1 year!

Mr. Sawyer is One!

And honestly? I'm having a really hard time with it. I am always stunned with how different everything has been between Asher and Sawyer. When Asher turned one, I was upset but it felt like a natural progression, and we were all ready for him to be a big brother. But with Sawyer, he still feels like such a baby.

One word to describe Sawyer it would be mercurial:
mer·cu·ri·al  [mer-kyoor-ee-uhl]
1. changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic: a mercurial nature.
2. animated; lively; sprightly; quick-witted.

He knows exactly what he wants, and he will let you know if he is not getting it. He is smart and stubborn, and will not allow himself to be distracted from what he really wants. This causes many tears because he likes to sneak in the bathroom to play in the toilet, climbing everything, and taking whatever Asher has.
He knows quite a few words but he will say them when he wants to, he doesn't play the 'Sawyer say mama' game. And he won't do any baby sign language unless its his choice, which most often leads to him doing a sign that he invented all on his own that we have figured means 'I want that, give it to'
But he will give kisses, high-fives, little bonks (head bump), and 'mugga-muggas' if asked... usually.

He is a big boy (100% for height) with a BIG personality.

He can be a little bit shy sometimes, but even when he's being shy he will show off his big smiles.

He loves to eat, and will eat almost anything. Most of the time his bad moods can be made better with just a little bit  (or a lot) of food.

He started walking at 11 months, and is always on the go! At the grocery store he hates being in the cart and insists on walking, he loves going to the park to climb & slide. He likes to chase Asher and try to do everything he does, they are definitely best friends.

He is a big sweetheart who loves cuddles and lot of one on one time. Which of course makes me have a lot of mommy guilt, that I just can't give him as much attention as he wants-or as much as I gave Asher as a baby.

Sawyer's Golden Birthday

Sawyer turned 1 on February 1st, so celebrated with a golden birthday party!