Saturday, May 29, 2010
After getting back from Wilmington last week, we've been busy, busy, busy! We went to Boston for the weekend for a wedding, which was beautiful, and Trey was such a good boy. He hung out with all of us through the entire party (ceremony and reception) and did amazing on the plane to Boston and home to Charlotte. We were so nervous, since we haven't flown with Trey since he's been walking, but he was such a trooper and didn't give us a hard time at all!
We started off our Monday meeting Aunt Shannon and cousin Allie at Jetton Park for a little bit of exercise and playtime. Trey is becoming quite the little daredevil and attempted on several occasions to walk off the top of the playset, even though nobody was there to catch him and it would have been a tough 5 foot drop!
On Wednesday we drove down for a playdate and lunch with cousin Becky and Evan! Those boys are so funny! Trey doesn't really appreciate Evan's love of pulling hair, but once Becky pulled out the animal crackers and played a fun game of peek-a-boo, the boys were best friends.
Thursday brough the last day of school for Trey- he is going to start "summer camp" in a few weeks, and Ms. Amy will be his teacher again, at least until August, so we'll get to see her again soon!
On Friday, we went to Henry's 1st Birthday Party! All of Trey's buddies were there, and he had a great time! Henry is moving away next week, and we'll miss him a lot, so it was nice to have one final playdate before he leaves.
Saturday was the first day of the pool being open here in our neighborhood! We were so excited to go on opening day, but Trey had other plans and took a monster nap (over 3 hours), so we got there a little bit late, but still had a wonderful time. We are so blessed that Trey loves the water so much!
Whew!!! We had a lot going on this week! Even though it was jam packed with activities, it felt good to be out and about again. I've been so tired lately, that Trey has really missed out on having a good time with his little friends.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today when I went to pick up Trey, Miss Amy informed me that Trey has been hugging and wanting to sit on little McKenzie's lap all week. I knew it was just a matter of time! This past weekend, we visited Wilmington with Aunt Melissa, Uncle Brian and Rylee, and Trey LOVED Rylee. I've never seen him be so... well, loving, with another child! He didn't particularly want to share his toys with her, although he did occasionally hand her a piece of his food, or his shovel, but he loved "pat-patting" her head and arm, giving her "huggies" and basically sitting on her! I am so proud that he is not exhibiting any early signs of being a bully :).
Trey is also saying words "on command" FINALLY!!!! For months and months, we would say things like, "Trey, can you say Mama?" or "Can you say Kitty?" and this week, in the car one morning, I asked him to say "Mama" and he looked right at me and said it! Of course, I thought it was probably a fluke, so immediately followed that up with, "Can you say Dada?" and he did!!!! Again- not completely believing he was getting it, we practiced a few of our basics: "Trey can you do your clap-claps?" Yep, he could, and "Can you wave your bye-byes", again, success!!!! He is gabbing like crazy all the time now, and I'm actually starting to hear words in the garble, which has been so fun.
He is a climbing maniac and I am secretly terrified of a concussion one of these days, but he gets so much joy from climbing on everything that I try not to say no too often. We are still playing the most annoying game of Trey hiding everything and me finding our belongings in crazy locations, like the Diaper Genie (gross!)- and I'm not even sure how he managed to get that open- and my chapstick inside of his shoe (this was located after about 2 minutes of me trying to force his shoe on his foot)! It makes me smile, but I know that he will eventually hide something critical, like the keys, and I'll completely lose my mind.
This weekend we are heading to Boston for a wedding, and I am thinking positive, happy thoughts that Trey will not have a meltdown on the plane!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
After coming back from the beach, we've been super busy! Trey caught a small cold after we returned- probably from spending hours and hours at the beach in wet, cold sand! Luckily we are past all sickness and had a wonderful Mother's Day. Doug announced on Monday night that I was going to get a special surprise every day, since I deserve a Mother's Day week, instead of just one day... I couldn't agree more! :) Trey and Daddy gave me special dinners, special presents, my favorite flowers (in the form of a beautiful hydrangea tree), a Family Day at the zoo, and then Mother's Day brunch at my favorite restaurant!
The zoo was a huge hit for Trey- we got to pet giraffes, cows, horses, turtles, bunnies, we rode a Choo Choo train, and walked through the aquarium and admired all the fishies. All in all, it was a fabulous day!
Trey's class pictures came back this week too. I didn't even know they had class pictures, and when I saw it, it cracked me up. Trey looks seriously pissed- probably because ANOTHER person has a camera in his face. Get used to it, bud! :) His classmates in the picture are: Davis, Mackenzie, Trey, and Owen. 3 boys against 1 girl- not good odds, as far as I'm concerned!
Trey's accomplishments include talking ALL the time- I am 100% certain he is doing everything in his power to find his words. He is also pointing to any and every thing, and it is my new "job" to try and figure out what the heck he is interested in! He also has a signature song that he hums whenever he gets tired. It's so funny, we didn't realize that it was actually the same tune until just recently... maybe Trey is a musical genius! Trey is also very sneaky when it comes to his shoes, and I live in constant fear that we will permanently lose a shoe, and that will make me very, very angry- kid shoes are NOT cheap! Trey's teacher, Miss Amy, said she spent an entire hour searching for one of his sneakers this week, only to discover it in a bin of blocks inside of the closet. I feel her frustration! I found the remote control this week in the drawer where we keep our cutting boards- I didn't even know he could reach that drawer! What a sneaky little boy we have!