Monday, April 11, 2016

A post about my Benny Bear (16 months)

Benny is the most perfect little boy ever.  It's not because I'm his mom.  Ask anyone who ever spends time with him and they'll agree.  He is so darn cute.  Ornery. Sweet. Funny. Handsome. Huge.  I love him so much.

Benny doesn't have a ton of words he says, but he says a lot of sentences, which is weird for his age.  I wanted to make sure I jotted down what kind of things he's saying:

  • I shut the door
  • I push the button
  • No more monkeys (jumping on the bed) slightly hard to understand it all
  • Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you DADDDDDDY
  • I want that
  • I like that
  • Benny Bear
  • Sissy
  • Please (in his own way)
  • Thank you (in his own way)
  • Purple Cat
  • Puppy
  • Apple Juice
  • Uppa Uppa!
  • a, b, c, double Youuuuuuu
  • Hi! - always enthusiastically
  • Bye!
  • No no no
  • we all fall down!

Benny knows where his eyes, ears, nose, toes, and belly button are on a consistent basis. He likes to dance and play music.  His favorite video (for months on end) is Miss Patty Cake's Eggtravaganza. Benny started pretending last week and now likes to pretend to eat your nose.  Very cute.  

Benny can walk backwards and really enjoys sitting on things.  Blocks, the drum, etc.  He prefers to carry around his little broom everywhere, it's his favorite toy. He likes to clean and will throw things away in the trash for us. Benny likes to feed himself with his spoon and he does not want your help.  He is done sitting in the high chair.  Ben responds to direction (sit down, go to time out, etc.).  He will sit and "read" books to himself. He likes to brush his teeth and actually does a pretty good job of it.

Sometimes when he's trying to love on me, he smacks me several times in the face.  It hurts pretty bad because he has giant man hands, but I know it's out of love.  We are working on nice touches.  He loves his sister and wants to play with her, but she doesn't always want him. It's a work in progress.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Updates for March

Benny is starting to talk a lot more.  He has said some things for a while now, and some things are new.  Words I can currently recall include:

Purple Cat
Brown Bear
No more monkeys
Hey bei bei

Benny loves brooms and carries his little Melissa & Doug broom around everywhere.  He really enjoys feeding himself with a spoon and gets rather angry if you try to do it for him.  He always takes off his right shoe and sock.  His eyes are the most beautiful shade of blue I've ever seen and they have a dark blue edge.  His cheeks are squishy and he loves kisses.  He's so happy unless he's sick and he crinkles up his nose when he's being ornery. He has had 4 ear infections in the last 4 months, so I am making him an appointment with an ENT doc to check on him.  He looks really good in his 2t jean @15 months.  The 2t shirts are getting tight. He looks like the most handsome little man ever.  I love him so much.

Miss Emerson is a very funny two year old.  She has an amazing memory and is very particular.  She likes routine and can say anything at all.  Anything.  We read through her valentines after her party and the next week she brought them to us and told us again who sent each one.  We had went over them once.  It was amazing.  She is so sharp and really understands everything.  She can be reasoned with most of the time, so the terrible twos aren't that bad at all.  Emerson is loving and is learning to be potty trained.  She's about 50% there and I feel like if I applied myself more, she would already be there.  Emerson loves school and playing outside.  She's so ready for warm weather!

The babies are getting easier because they can play together a bit now.  More and more we are seeing them interact a little bit, which has been our hope - that they will play together and be best friends.  Everything else is good too.  Jacob and I are wonderful and really enjoying our perfect little family.

Monday, January 18, 2016

January 2016

I wanted to take some time to jot down what the babies are doing lately since it seems like they're both up to something new almost daily. 

Emerson sings.  Like SIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGS.  We have sang on the way to school every morning almost always, but for the past several months she has picked which songs.  Now she's starting to sing along pretty loud.  We sing:

Itsy Bitsy Spider
Twinkle Twinkle
Jesus loves me
Jesus loves the little children
I'm a little teapot
This old man
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
5 little monkeys
You are my sunshine
If you're happy and you know it
Honey open that door (don't judge me)
Patty Cake

Benny's favorites include 5 Little Monkeys - where he says "NO MORE MONKEYS".  He also loves all songs that have clapping in them and he sings the "la la la" part of John Jacob.  Precious I tell ya. Benny can say Momma, Daddy, diaper, NO, No More Mon(almost monkey), Purple Cat (that's my fav), and other random words that come up daily.  He said puppy dog last week, can't get him to repeat it though. 

Emerson can say ANYTHING she wants. ANY SINGLE WORD anyone says, she can repeat, understand, and retain.  Helicopter, Hippopotamus, Ambulance, she has no limitations.  She puts together 4 -5 word sentences pretty regularly and fully understands everything.  She is getting pretty funny too.  She told her Grandma this weekend that a toy was "a piece of junk" because it didn't work.  Emerson tells us she loves us, to drive careful, and told Benny when he was upset last week, "It's okay, I'm right here" while rubbing his hand.  It was as epic as you'd think.