Trey and I did quite a bit of prepping for Father's Day this year, and I have to give myself (and Trey) a pat on the back- we did AMAZING! We, of course, found the perfect Father/ Son outfit. In our household, this is a MUST for all major occasions. I personally thank Nautica, Ralph Lauren, and Hanna Andersson for making this very easy on me! I was also very excited about the recordable Father's Day card I bought. This did bring a little bit of apprehension, considering that I was going to have to capture Trey at just the right moment to get a good recording. Surprisingly enough, this was much easier than I thought, and Trey loved hearing himself laugh and talk on the card. It was SO CUTE, and Doug loved it!!! We also gave Doug the gift of Home Depot... this may not seem like a great gift, but I'm sure that this is Doug's most favorite store to shop in (besides Costco), and Doug went crazy- 2 mature, beautiful crepe myrtle trees and an extended patio later, we are a very happy family! There were a few other odds and ends, and I made Doug's favorite dinner on Sunday, so all in all, it was a fabulous weekend. While Doug was planting trees and finishing the patio, Trey was right there beside him to "help". It is amazing to me how much Trey wants to do everything that Doug does! He shoveled, raked, dug, and basically got in the way, but was adorable doing it. I caught Trey trying to put on "Dada's" work boots the other day, and couldn't resist snapping a few pics! Trey and I visited the Birkdale Splashpad with friends on Monday, and we were having a blast until Trey decided to be a stunt double, and climb up Miss Autumn's stroller, lose his footing, and land face first on the concrete splashpad. This led to quite a bit of blood, a scraped lip and chin, and a very tired and upset little man. Later that week, Trey was climbing on our ottoman in the living room, again lost his footing, and fell face first (actually nose first) into the couch and got his very first bloody nose. I'm not sure I can take too much more of all these injuries!!! Everyone says it's normal, and "boys will be boys", but this is getting a little ridiculous! It's almost the weekend, and I'm looking forward to what we have in store!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This week has definitely kept me on my game! Trey is the type of child that is naturally curious (I say this only because it seems very inappropriate to say that my child has the Devil inside of him sometimes!), and he needs to be taught what is good. :)
Trey's new favorite game is throw things in the trash can- this can be anything that he can get to fit in there- books, shoes, remotes, food, clothes,... the list goes on and on. We have recently lost 2 remote controls, and I'm sure that they landed in the trash can without me checking before it went out... I am so tired of going through the dirty trash, and I'm not sure my stomach can take too much more of this!
The other night, I thought it was so cute that Trey had crawled into one of our cabinets and was playing. This happens to be a cabinet that he plays in all of the time, and I've always thought was relatively safe, so I never worry. When I saw him in the cupboard, I went and got my camera and started taking his picture. It wasn't until after I had snapped about 5 pictures that I realized Trey was holding a STEAK KNIFE!!!! Apparently, in the far back of this cabinet, we had stored an old knife set and never thought about it again. Leave it to my son to find it!
We also played at the pool with Miss Lexi and Miss Autumn this week! One of the pools over at Moss Creek was closed, but there was still plenty to do and another pool to play in. Leave it to Trey to discover the one pool that is closed and make it his ONLY mission in life to get in!!!
Trey is also in love with all things water. I am terrified of what our water bill will look like this month... he has learned how to turn on the faucets in our tub, and on several occasions I have gone upstairs to discover water running (I'm sure from some point earlier in the day when we were playing upstairs). The hose outside is also a huge hit, and he has so much fun, that I'm willing to pay the gigantic water bill that is sure to come... at least for this month!
* Just after writing this post, I went to the bathroom, and Trey followed me- as usual. As I was standing up to flush, Trey grabbed a magazine from the magazine rack and catapulted it into the toilet. Great- just what I wanted to do- fish out a magazine from dirty toilet water. Lord help me!!!!
Just so I'm clear- Trey really does have a sweet, loving personality. He loves to cuddle and give "huggies", kisses, and pat-pats. He just has this crazy, insane, side to him that I am completely unable to control!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Angela, Madison, and Emma came to visit us for a few days this past weekend, and we had such a great time! We spent a TON of time at the pool, had a less than successful visit to the Lazy 5 Ranch, and played like crazy!
Like I mentioned, the Lazy 5 was not a success! It was an extremely hot day, and the very first stop on the wagon ride was to pet and feed the antelope. Unfortunately for us, Trey was holding on too tight to the pet food, and the antelope got a little impatient and bit his finger!!! His first (and hopefully last) animal bite! Needless to say, Trey was so upset, he cried the entire wagon ride, and most of the way home. I think he was hurting, it was insanely hot outside, and he was just plain worn out! Poor Angela- I'm sure she was thinking, "what have I gotten myslef into?"!
The rest of the weekend was a ton of fun- the pool is always a hit- with kids of all ages, and it was so nice for Trey to get playmates every day for 4 days! It also taught me that Trey really needs to practice his sharing skills :).
Trey is almost 15 months old, and some things about this stage that I love are that he is able to communicate much better. He still doesn't have very many words, but he can point and bring me things that he wants. It has taken the guess work out of so much! He is also quite the little climber! He will crawl on top of anything! He is also beginning to like coloring and sitting at his new "big boy" table in the kitchen eating his snacks.