Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wilder's August 2016

August 2016

Our little guy is growing and maturing more every day! Wilder is thoughtful, observant and it's amazing the things he says each day. He comes up with these funny accents and over emphasizes words sometimes.

He's adjusting to his big boy bed a bit better. He has his routine and he likes sticking to it. He's started brushing his teeth by himself, and he's learned what each of our names are. Felicity is mobile now and into everything so he's learning to share and let sister play with his things--tough for him, especially when she wants his trains!

We started going through the AWANA Cubbies handbook for Bible verses and so far he really likes it. We are starting to do homeschool preschool curriculum next week. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed but we will see how they do. I basically just want to be more intentional with our learning, so I got a curriculum to plan it out.

Wilder's days are fairly routine, but he loves knowing what comes next, and our zoo visits and play dates are fun too.  He really enjoys the zoo this summer, especially the elephants and lions and gorillas.

Things he's said this month:

"Mama, I like your... Hair. I like your... Eyes. I like your... Shoes. Sister, I like your ... Things." 

"I need some Allinol" (Tylenol)

"Look at those towers, off in the distance."

"She's a FOX!" (Felicity's pajamas have a fox face on them)

"Sister is a mess! (Every meal)  She is throwing her food on the ground. I think she is finished."

We just moved his high chair into being a booster up at the table, so he's eating with the big kids now. He is so funny--careful with his plate and silverware. Today we gave him a napkin and showed him how to use it, and he gently placed it on his lap. Drinking out of his little cup with one hand. It's so cute.

Zach comes up with games for Wilder all the time, and now they incorporate Felicity. Things like playing hide n go seek, where Zach holds Felicity and they seek Wilder hiding, or Zach/Felicity hide and Wilder comes and finds them. Or lately, they play chase. Sometimes Zach will hold Felicity and they'll "chase" Wilder, or Zach and Wilder chase each other and tag Felicity as they run by. It's great fun for all--lots of laughs all around.

We are loving watching Wilder grow up a little more all the time, but it warms the heart how he still wants us near. My favorite thing is when he crawls up in my lap and says "Let's read some books Mama." He loves to read books with us. And at the end of the day, we don't rock in the rocking chair anymore. We sit in his bed and read for a while, then he asks me to lie down on the ground next to his bed (thank goodness for extra blankets and the sheepskin rug) and we just lay quietly as he drifts closer to sleep.

Here are some photos from this weekend. He was under the weather, poor guy, but still had so much fun showing me his tractor trailer!

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