Sunday, October 10, 2010

Daddy is a lumberjack

Tyson loves it when mommy and daddy draw pictures for him. He tells us what he wants and we do our best. (I've discovered Thayne is quite talented in this department. I think he could have been a cartoonist.) Lately he has been asking us to draw a "dennis" aka dentist. We then proceed to draw a person in a dental chair or a dentist with all his gear. Tyson then tells us that what we are drawing is not a dentist. We asked him what a dentist was and he told us it is somebody that chops wood. Hilarious! I don't know where he got this idea in his head but he is convinced that daddy chops wood at school.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Tyson and Lexi both had their mid-year checkup this morning. I love that my Dr. makes me feel so good about my kids and my parenting. It also helps that they were behaving so well today.

Tyson at 2 1/2
Height: 37 1/4 (50th)
Weight: 30 lbs (50th)
Head Circumference: 19 1/2 (50th)

Tyson can count to 10. He recognizes the letters W, X, A, B, M, N, and H. Some of his favorite things are trains, cars, friends, going to the library or park, painting, Buzz and Woody, and his sister. He love to talk but recently if he doesn't know you he'll pretend like he doesn't even see you. He demands a lot of attention compared to his sister. He's pretty good at going potty. He doesn't take a nap but will stay in his room for 2 hours every day for quiet time. He loves breakfast but rarely eats a good lunch. He talks in full sentences but is hard to understand a lot of the time. He will do anything for a small piece of candy like an m&m. He still hates getting his hair cut and having his nails cut. He also doesn't like to brush his teeth. Thayne gets really frustrated when he brushes Tyson's teeth. He usually says something like, "Tyson, brushing your teeth is very important to daddy. We want to keep our teeth clean so they can be strong and healthy." Tyson of course doesn't care and continutes to scream and cry which makes Thayne upset. (It's actually kind of funny to watch.) Lately we made Tyson a deal. If he could open his mouth for 10 seconds and be happy while we brushed his teeth he could earn a sticker and when he got 7 stickers he earned a train named Diesel. It took him almost 2 weeks to earn Diesel but his teeth brushing has gotten much better. He keeps our house entertaining but is also the drama around here.

Lexi at 6 months
Height: 26 1/4 (75th)
Weight: 14lb. 7oz (25th)
Head Circumference: 17 1/2 (75th)

She's getting so big these days. I wish time would slow down. She's such a good baby. She puts herself to sleep and sleeps through the night most of the time. She scoots backward and can almost sit without help. She loves to watch other kids. She loves to eat rice or oatmeal cereal, carrots and other mixed veggies but doesn't like green beans. Her favorite thing to do is watch other kids. She likes to be on her belly or be held. She doesn't like the bumbo seat or her high chair. She's a smiley little girl just like her brother. She just brings us so much joy and is so pleasant.

The doctor kept making me feel good by saying I was so calm for a mother of two. I'm not sure what she usually sees. She kept asking if I get away from my kids a lot and if that's the way I stay so calm. The kids were both behaving really well which makes it easy to stay calm. I'm a slacker and didn't write down Lexi's 2 and 4 month stats so here they are:

Lexi at 4 months
Height: 25 1/2 (75th)
Weight: 12 lbs 9 oz (10th)
Head Circumference: 16 1/2 (50th)

Lexi at 4 months
Height: 22 1/2 (50th)
Weight: 9 lbs 11 oz (25th)
Head Circumference: 15 (25th)