Wednesday, January 24, 2018

toddler update : cts

i’ve been trying to decide on the frequency of carson boy updates since he turned two last fall.  i mean, eventually i’ll stop blogging updates ….um, maybe.  maybe when they’re in high school.  haha.  he’s still changing and growing at such a fast pace i’m dizzy trying to keep it all straight.  three months seemed appropriate.  so here we are – a toddler update.

time has been the greatest thief.  every time i look at you, ‘carson boy’, i am quickly reminded that you’re not my baby anymore; though you most definitely need me.  your becoming so independent and smart.  there are days i think to myself ‘how is this even possible?!’  our days have been packed since your birthday and now that the magical christmas dust has settled i’m realizing just how much you’ve changed.  you are getting so big!!  {but, you are such a peanut.}

your personality is known and you are bossy, little boyfriend!

constantly bossing in full sentences and expecting action immediately, that’s the name of your game:  ‘noooo, baby.’  ‘allie get in the back.’  ‘daddy sit up.’  ‘help!…please.’  ‘mommy! mickey mouse!’

you started sleeping in your big boy bed and made the transition so super easy on mommy and daddy.  now only if we could get you to stay in said bed until 6 am.

that’s right.  you are a morning person!  you bounce out of bed and skip happily down the hall demanding milk and mickey mouse all while making sure allie has her toys and usually after checking on the baby – this is typically in the 5 o’clock hour.
the other night dad caught you creepishly staring at mommy – you stand at eye level – while i slept.  he had rocked tatum and saw you sneak out of your room.  that was at 4.  that was after mommy had already gotten up with the baby and before the 5:15 alarm went off.  you keep us forever tired little one!
what’s a toddler update without mention of your independent nature?  you getting the greatest since of accomplishment and pride when you do something all on your own – like buckling your seat belt, putting away your toys or taking out the trash (yes, you do this!).
i can’t get over your ‘chase you, mommy’ s and ‘meee wanna haaalllp’ s.
you are ornery.  so ornery in fact we were told you are the only one at daycare that climbs the fence and you think it’s hilarious when mommy tells you ‘no’ or when you pull on my hair and get an ‘ouch’.
you love to help.  you’re very good at taking dishes out of the dishwasher, helping to get our shoes, hats and gloves in the morning, and putting silverware on the table before we eat.
just like mom you are very a-type.  things have a place and in their place is where they go.  this i love and appreciate so much about you!!
recently at grandma’s you were playing with the car rug and setting all of the tracters and trucks on the mat.  you wanted mommy to sit and play.  or so i thought.  when i started to move one of the tractors you said ‘don’t touch mommy’ and with your hand waving me away in a downward motion you instructed me to put the tractor down right where it was before.  then moved it to precisely where you wanted it.  when i asked to play with one of the cars you looked over the mat (covered by tractors, trucks, and other various farm equipment) and chose a very small jeep for mommy.  oh carson!
you remember to take your ‘vites’ most nights and have been so good about brushing your teeth daily.
you can put on your own gloves, hat, socks and zip your jacket.
i’ve caught you playing pretend on a number of occassions and can’t wait to listen in as your imagination continues to grow.
being the sweet boy you are, you always ask if we’re ok (usually after daddy groans or sneezes) and are quick to tell us ‘i ok’ after you fall, trip, or sneeze yourself.
books are your favorite.  you want to read at all times.  even when we are trying to scramble out of the house.  mommy usually tries to read them completely the right way but daddy makes up his own lines.  it won’t be long before you figure it out.
aunt rachel recently got you a book about cars.  you like the motor home and more specifically the potty.  it’s the first page you turn to every time!
you love to sing songs and listen to music.
you are counting to five and know a few colors.  your favorite color is yellow.  EVERYTHING is yellow.
you got glasses recently and your daycare girlfriend commented that they were ‘soooo cute’.  they are so cute!  you’ve been so good about wearing them!  they are a part of who you are.
your nicknames at daycare are sobotka and smalls. and i’ve seen you answer to both.  haha!
i’m always curious what thing you’ll say or do next.  you are so silly and make us laugh every day.  you are also testing us in new ways as parents which is forcing mommy and daddy to stretch and grow.  you are exploring your world with vigor and we’ve learned that you are always paying attention.

i can always count on you to find a pacifier.  even when i think they are missing and it’ll keep you occupied while i finish a thing you manage to find one in 3.7 seconds and come running to jam it in tatum’s mouth.
tatum loves watching you but gets a little like ‘yo, bro.  know it off.’  when you touch him.  i can’t blame him your touches go from sweet hugs, kisses and pats to tugs, pulls and squashing in the blink of an eye.
your spontaneous hugs and kisses and i love yous are the absolute best!  there’s just something about your baby boy giving you lovins that just makes you a puddle.  you are the perfect blend of sweet and salty and can stop growing any minute, monkey man!  this toddlerhood thing is exhausting and fun and every bit as entertaining as they say.  i can’t even wrap my mind around all of the ways you’ve changed in such a short amount of time – until the next post i’ll continue to take about 6874 pictures and hope i capture the ‘moments’.
toddler update photo dump // cts

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