I had to post this story right away, otherwise I would never remember, and it's a "classic" that every parent goes through at some point. :)
Trey turned 17 months old yesterday, and this is also the same day that we purchased handle lever locks for all of our doors, since Trey can now open all the doors in the house. The most important door to install this lock on has been the garage door, since it doesn't have a deadbolt, and I have unfounded fears of Trey escaping into the garage, someone not knowing he is there and pulling in... I know that is morbid, but it is a very real fear for me nonetheless.
Yesterday evening, around 8pm, Doug began installing the garage door child safety lock, and in the process, cracked the large garage door about 8 inches to allow air in, since it gets SO stuffy in the garage. As I've mentioned before, Trey wants to do EVERYTHING Doug does, and so Doug didn't see the harm in letting Trey play in the garage with a few tools while he continued to work on the lock. While Doug was hard at work, Trey must have gotten a very brave idea to "shimmy" his way under the 8" of space where Doug had cracked the large door. During this process, my mom and I were upstairs and didn't realize there was a problem. At about 8:15pm, our WONDERFUL neighbor, Carolyn, rang the doorbell. I heard Doug answer the door, and then I heard Carolyn say "I thought you might have lost this"... Um... DOUG?!?!?!
Turns out that while Carolyn was in her house, her son Wesley looked out their window and saw Trey wandering outside alone. He went to his Mommy and said, "I see one of my friends outside". Carolyn looked out, and sure enough, there was Trey, outside at 8:15pm, all by himself. Luckily for us, she promptly returned him to us, while we were blissfully unaware he was even gone. I'm pretty sure this puts us in the "Bad Parent" category, but at the end of the day, all I can do is be grateful that Trey was safe, and that we have fantastic neighbors that look out for us, and hopefully don't judge!!! :)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
It's taken me forever to sit down and write a new post- not because I haven't had plenty to say, it's just that there is SO MUCH going on, I don't even know where to start!
First of all, Trey wants so badly to do EVERYTHING that his Daddy does! It doesn't matter what it is- mowing the lawn, using tools, painting, even laundry! If Doug is doing it, then Trey is attempting to do the exact same thing! I have loved watching them play and work together, and it melts my heart to see how much Trey looks up to Doug like his hero.
Trey's final day of "summer school" was last week, and this of course also meant saying goodbye to Miss Amy. I definitely took this harder than Trey! For their final project, they made thumb prints of "Thumb or their Friends" and each student put there thumb print on a paper for each other- sooooo adorable! I have said it a thousand and a half times before, but a great school and childcare provider is a precious gift that I am so grateful for!
We also got to see Trey's cousin Evan TWICE in one week! We spent an afternoon at Northlake playing in their playplace and then had a pooldate with all the cousins later on in the week! It's fun getting Trey and Evan together, since they are only a few weeks apart and virtually identical in their accomplishments! Like I said, Trey's Aunt Melissa, Uncle Brian, and cousin Rylee also came to visit and we got some super adorable pictures with the two of them. I bought them matching outfits (I just can't help myself) and took full advantage of how cute they are! Carrington better watch out, since she and Trey are going to be "twinsies" all the time!
That week, Trey did a FIRST- he jumped into the deep end of the pool ALL BY HIMSELF!!!! I still can't believe how brave he is, and now I am terrified to take him to the pool by myself! :)
We also had a visit from Uncle Brian, Jake, NaniJay and Big Daddy! Trey LOVESS his Uncle Brian and sobbed uncontrollably when he left. It was heartbreaking to see how much Trey loves him and how upset he was when they were gone. The good news is that Brian is coming back this week for another visit. Woohoo!!!!
Our second FIRST of the week was..... TREY CAN OPEN UP ALL THE DOORS IN THE HOUSE BY HIMSELF!!! This is terrible news, since he now escapes into the garage, which doesn't deadbolt, and can get into the bathroom alone, or the licquor closet with the glass bottles... the list goes on and on, and he has certainly kept me on my feet! Today I went and bought some lever door locks, which are insanely expensive and annoying to install, but necessary none the less.
Our last fun news to share is that I brought a little box turtle home to show Trey. As I was driving into the neighborhood last night, I saw the little turtle in the road, so I stopped and picked it up, since I knew Trey would think it is so cool. It was fun to watch Trey's eyes light up at the new animal moving around :).
Trey's words are increasing daily, and we've now added the word "sock" and "banana" to our ever expanding vocabulary.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
We've had a busy week, starting with a visit to the firestation with all of our friends and their Mama's! It was SO much fun!!! Trey was allowed to run around the firestation, climb up and into the firetrucks, touch everything, and I never had to tell him "no-no"... it was quite a treat for both of us! He had a blast and it made for such a fun day!
Trey also had a busy week at school where he made construction paper pigs, colored pig pictures and did piggy finger painting. Notice a theme??? Summer camp will be finished next week, and then we will be anxiously awaiting school to start in September! That will bring on changes, like a new teacher, in a new room, with new faces! I'm going to miss his teacher Miss Amy like CRAZY, but I'm slightly comforted by the fact that Carrington will have her as a teacher next year :).
In keeping with the farm theme at school, and add that to the fact that Trey has been playing with his toy farm at home every chance he gets, we have continued to learn our farm animal sounds. I will be the first to admit that there are some animals I simply don't know the sounds to, and for those animals, we skip sounds. Trey hands me the farm goat all the time, and I have no clue what a goat actually sounds like... I think it would say "Baaaa", but we've already attached that sound to the sheep, so I give up! Trey LOVES yelling out "Baaaaa" and chasing Molly around with the sheep- it's hilarious to watch and I keep meaning to catch it on video.
On a more sad note, the road in front of our neighborhood has a rooster that wanders around, and whenever we pass the rooster, I point to it and say to Trey, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!!!!!" This week, as I was driving down the road, I saw what I assumed was a dead animal in the street and attempted to (sort of) miss running over it. Well, at the last minute, the animal lifted it's head up to try and get out of the way, and I realized (too late, I might add) that it was our friendly neighborhood rooster. In my defense, it had already been run over, but I most certainly put him out of his misery. I felt terrible and had to pull over and calm down. I was also sad about ever pointing him out to Trey and practicing our rooster sounds. :(
Trey has been teething and waking up sporadically in the middle of the night- he usually is only up for 10 or 15 minutes, and Doug and I don't go in to soothe him, since Trey needs to know that he can put himself back to sleep. The upside to this teething is that although he isn't sleeping completely through the night, he IS sleeping in every day until at least 7:30am, and many times past 8am. This has been wonderful, and I hope he keeps up the good work!
Friday morning, I took Trey (without Daddy) to go get a haircut! I was a little bit anxious about doing this alone, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about at all, and Trey did awesome!!! He looks so handsome, and every time I get his hair cut, he looks more and more like a little man, and less like my baby. This devastates me and makes me so happy all at once!