After an almost 9 month hiatus from blogging, we are back! We have had a lot happen in the past 9 months including getting settled back in our house from the tree fall (we lived with Michael's parents for 7 months!), car wreck, new car, kitchen fire(no one was hurt!), new jobs, and having a baby girl...just to name a few.
Wade has grown up and changed so much since my last post! Im sad that I havent been posting stories about him over the past months to look back on in the future. He loves to sing, dance, climb, jump off things, play chase, hide-and-seek, build forts, color, and go to Toys-R-Us. It is so funny to watch him try to sing! He called my mom on her birthday and sang happy birthday to her, it was so cute! He loves to sing the ABC's too.
He loves Thomas the train, Cars(Lightening McQueen!), and Toy story. He recites lines from Cars, the movie, all day long. Sometimes at night after we have put him to sleep I can hear him in his room saying " oohhhh no! lightening mcqueen is in a heap of trouble! he has messed up the road and must repair it." I hope some of you have seen the movie so you know what I am talking about : )
Wade is such a sweet, sensitive, confident boy. He gets sad if he thinks Im sad/mad and asks me about 20 times everyday if I am sad or happy. My answer always has to be that I am happy or he will lose it! Only one time I have told him that I am mad(he deliberately disobeyed me) and he cried and cried and cried. So now I preface my answer with "Im happy, but it makes me sad when......" We are working on discipline and manners now. At the beginning of this year we realized he was running the show and it should be the other way around....Im sure we will be working on this until we send him off to college. He is really a good listener and well behaved though! Im so proud of him.
He finished his first year in "school" and loved it. It was so good for him to be around other kids his age. He knew all of his letters before starting school, but learned their sounds in school. He took his blanket to school everyday until the last week of school when he told his teacher that he didnt need it anymore.
This summer he has been going to summer camp at his school. This week is pirate week and he came out to the car today wearing a pirate hat he had made saying "arrrggggg." Then told me he wanted to look for some treasures. Im starting to get sad that he wont be returning there in the fall. Im sure he will love his new preschool though!
Wade refuses to potty train! I have tried everything. I put him in underwear for an afternoon and he just held it then started crying and begging for his diapers back. He wont even sit on the potty anymore. I have taught him to change his own diaper though and he is happy to do it.
He doesnt really pay much attention to Ivy. Sometimes he will pat her on the head or hold her hand, but most of the time he acts like she isnt even there. Once he asked me if I could put her back in my belly. Im sure once he gets a little more active he will be more interested.
I love this little guy.... below are a few recent pics.