Carrington now knows some of her body parts, and I didn't remember when I first took a video of Trey "doing" stuff, so of course, I went back through the blog and realized that I took a video of Trey pointing out his body parts when he was 16 1/2 months. Carrington is 17 months old, so we are a few weeks behind, but here is what she knows for sure: her head, her feet, her hands, and her belly. She can clap, waive bye-bye, and wink like a pro, and several other things that I will not brag about, since she refuses to do them on command. I was lucky I got this much! Enjoy!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We spent the weekend with Uncle Brian and Aunt Kristyn, and Doug declared he was going to plan the entertainment! I wasn't worried at all, Doug is a great planner! We woke up early (Doug instructed us to be ready to walk out the door by 9am) and headed out to Dan Nicholas Park for the day. The weather started off rainy and overcast, but actually turned out to be beautiful by mid-morning.
Dan Nicholas Park is awesome- it has small zoo animals, a carousel, train rides, a splash pad, tons of playgrounds, a petting farm, a fishing pond,... the list goes on and on! Some highlights of the day included Carrington LOVING the farm animals, and they loved her right back. The miniature donkey was so enamored with Carrington that he decided to bite into her little shirt, and that's when I had to step in! Carrington was a little freaked out, but she bounced back quickly. For Trey's birthday, Uncle Brian, Aunt Melissa, and Rylee got Trey his very first fishing rod. He was so excited to get to use it! The best part was the end of the day when Trey got to help Doug reel in a catfish!!! Carrington adored the Carousel (it was her first time on one), and Trey had the best time feeding the ducks.
Doug announced that Dan NIcholas Park was his new "go-to" place, and if it were up to him, we would spend every weekend there! Ha!!! :)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
After an entire weekend of celebrating, followed by homemade cake pops for school on Monday, Trey's actual birthday finally arrived on Tuesday! Yay!!!! Since Mommy and Daddy both had to work, I made extra cake balls for Trey to have at Jean's house. All the kids sang happy birthday and ate cake when the kids got off the school bus. I even let Trey take his new scooter to Jean's, since he was so excited.
That evening, we went to McDonald's and got Trey nuggets and sweet tea (his favorite), picked up subs from Harris Teeter, and headed to Dorton Park for a picnic. It was beautiful outside, and the kids had so much fun! We even opened presents there- Trey got a brand new watch (he has been asking for a clock on his arm, just like Dada), and his very own set of real Legos (the small kind). He was so excited, and that made it extra fun to celebrate. We ended our time at the park by singing Happy Birthday and eating chocolate cake. It started raining right as we were leaving, so the timing was perfect. A great way to celebrate his birthday!
As soon as we got home, Trey and I spread out all of his new legos and we made a house, a cow, and a tractor. It took me FOREVER (I forgot how detailed Legos can be), but it was so much fun to see his excitement. That night, he wore his new watch to bed, and slept with his Lego tractor.
Today was Trey's 3 year well check, and he did awesome. He knew all of his numbers, had his first blood pressure check (and he didn't even cry when the machine squeezed his arm), and he passed his eye test when he knew all of his shapes (they tested with circles, squares, hearts, and houses)! Another proud Mommy moment :). Here are the stats:
Weight: 30 pounds exactly- 31st percentile
Height: 37"- 34th percentile
His ears didn't look good, but we already knew that, and his surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. Hopefully the "third set of tubes is a charm"...
Monday, March 19, 2012
On Saturday, Trey had his big 3 year old birthday party at Discovery Place Kids! There are a thousand things to do there, and the best part about Discovery Place is that they provide everything- I am not kidding. They do the cupcakes, the goody bags, the games, the decorations,... I didn't have to do anything! I did have one job, which was to bring a number 3 candle, and for some reason, I couldn't even manage to do that smoothly, so we were racing to Food Lion just a few minutes before the party, since I am a complete slacker and forgot to pick one up earlier in the week! I also brought some Vanilla cupcakes, since we chose chocolate for DPK to provide at the party. Trey had a blast celebrating with all his friends! :)