Monday, November 15, 2010

Our Tiny Humans

Ryan had to remind me the other day that our daughter is now 8 months old. I keep referring to her as 7 months. I guess I'm in denial of my sweet angel baby girl getting bigger! But, there are signs she has left behind all over the house! I can't deny that! From missing varnish on our bar stools, to teeth marks on our coffee table!
She has the frog leg crawl that gets her where she needs to go, then she pulls herself up on anything she can reach. She gets so proud of herself. Just yesterday she was pulling herself up using one of Kaylons dump trucks and just as soon as she got to her feet and put on her big smile it dumped over. She went tumbling down with all the grace of a moose! She doesn't believe she is supposed to be on the floor and she lets me know it. Most of the time it is instant screams when I set her down and if not, they come flooding out as soon as I walk away. Stubborn too. Maybe I should just refer to it as strong will power. She will scream as long as it takes. We were in the car Sunday driving from Pop & Noni and she literally screamed the entire drive. Nearly an hour. This girl is going to give me gray hair by my next birthday!
I guess I need to elaborate on the sweet angel baby girl title :) She really is the most happy baby. She will shine her smile on a stranger and they just can't help but talk to her. Of course that's when she decides to get bashful and lay her head on my shoulder. There is no mistaken she is a Mama's girl, but is now madly in love with her Daddy. She will bat her eyes, and smile at him until she feels she has gotten enough of his attention. Then its back to Mommy.

Big Brother Kaylon. He really does love being a big brother. He tries to help his sister do everything...including walk, if you can get that visual! He is so desperate to be a big kid. When we go to the park he is fascinated by them. He will follow the big kids around laughing when they laugh, running when they run, and trying to play with the same toys the do. Most of the bigger kids have been really nice to him, Others just go about their business. Last week we were playing at the park and there had to be 15 children there of various ages that all knew each other. Kaylon had the best time watching, running, and playing with them. He was so involved that he didn't even pay attention when he walked behind some of them on the swing set and got hammered to the ground. The girls on the swing felt so bad, but Kaylon was NOT going to let them see him cry. He was huffing and his little lip all curled up when I got there to brush him off. He handled it so well.
He has been going through this phase where he is waning to play with all Kolbie's baby toys. He locks himself in her swing, gets stuck in her jumpy horse, and here lately has just been wanting me to hold him. I guess he feels like I haven't been giving him enough attention lately especially since Kolbie requires me to hold her 99% of the time. It hurts me to think that's what he is feeling. I am working on a way to figure in some alone time with Mommy and her favorite son. I think it will be good for us both.
His favorite things right now are chocolate milk and Barney. He has recently discovered a cartoon about a 4 year old boy called Caillou. He LOVES Iron Man, and since Daddy bought him a mask he has been my Iron Man Boy. He also loves to wear his boots. WHen he decides he is wearing his boots, there is no changing his mind! He is also a very rambunctious boy and loves to rough house.

Speaking of rough housing. Kolbies 1st boo boo. A black eye. For documentation purposes I'm not 100% sure how she got it but I've pretty much narrowed it down to when Kaylon was jumping back and forth over her like a froggy, and must have gotten her with his knee.

They each have such strong and different personalities. Oh the journey I look forward to with these two!


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