Monday, March 28, 2011

March 27th 2011

Misc pic's I think are ah-dor-able...
Giving Grammy sugar

daddy's boots...don't grow up too fast sweet pea

Oh that face...OH! Ima go give him kisses RIGHT now!

Grandma and Grandpa Knights 35th anniversary 2011

We went down the the Lake and surprised grandma for her and Grandpas 35th wedding anniversary!

We had a ton of fun, here are a few pictures...

His cool train.

Grandma bought Kye a parade set! They had a parade while Daddy and I slept one morning...

Night night  with PaPa


awe I love you Moco

Taking a stroll with the ladies
A little boys right of passage...exploring dirt.

Evening golf cart ride
Had a great time!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Toddlerhood begins...

We've got a toddler on our hands...for sure...without a doubt... Walking...running...talking...reaching the stuff on the table...

Well the Boy is almost 22 months old. I can't believe it! Seems like yesterday he was but a peanut. 
He's doing so many new things these days it's hard to keep up. Zeke and I are constantly talking about the new and usually hilarious antics he's up to on a daily bases. Yesterday Zeke was playing a video game with Kye next to him. Everytime the character died, Kye looked at daddy with deep concern and let out a serious uh-oh. Zeke doesn't play allot of video games so this wasn't a learned behavior!
 He's a pretty funny kiddo. He LOVES to brush his teeth, so much so that so I have to negotiate the release of said brush. Oh and everytime he farts or burps he cracks up, THAT should be fun at the grocery store! He's also a huge fan of dancing...
He beginning to repeat many of the words he hears and he'll (sometimes) make faces on command... My favorite is 'angry baby'

Isn't this the cutest thing in the entire universe!?!?!?
And then theres, 'Cheese'

And finally, 'ohhh' also known as 'uh-ho' (this is the less serious version)

His very favorite thing in the world remains bath time.
I call this last video, 'Bass' 

So with all the fun, silly, entertaining shenanigans our boy bestows on us also comes the charming power struggles...yes that was sarcasm. Apparently these delightful episodes are for Mama only. I know this cause Daddy is sure to tell me that, "He doesn't do that when your not here," 'sigh'. I've heard from many Mom's that kiddo's reserve these fits especially for Mom's...not sure I want to be the 'special one' in this regard! Anyway, we're working on it...I've had many suggestions, and tried them all. So far the 'ignore' approach seems to be lessening the severity of these 'spells'. So elegantly put, huh? All in all he's not a horrible fit thrower. It's kinda cute in a, 'is that all you've got kind of way'...I know I better watch what I say! He'll throw himself dramatically to the side, whether onto a wall or the floor, which ever is closest, and cry...without tears, sometimes he'll let a out a desperate squeal, maybe throw a block and stomp off into the other room. So all in all It's not as bad as I've heard other Moms have it. Keep your fingers crossed for me...and of course I welcome your suggestions! I'd also love to hear your favorite kid fit story! Got one???

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Colorado feb 2011

Our surprise was a huge success! Mikey had no clue

The surprise dinner attendees...Sondra's parents, us, Kyle, Mikey and my soon to be sister Sondra.

Aunt Sondra 'get'n' the babay!

I win Daddy, mines bigger

Teaching him MAN stuff!

We went up to Morrison and Red Rocks one afternoon. They're right inside the mountains, not to far from Denver but definitely a few hundred feet higher. The air is thin and you could tell Kye was working harder to breath.  Zeke and I could feel it as well. We walked to a special spot my Dad and I shared while I stayed with him and it felt like we just ran a mile...well thats what I think running a mile would feel like! As is I've ever ran a mile! ha ha ha 
Anyway the weather was nice so we strolled around Morrison for a little bit. We didn't stay long cause we worried about Kye but here are a few pictures...
riding a very colorful pig

Lol Mom and Dad thought it was funny, obviously Kye thought differently!

a bridge overlooking a 1/2 frozen river. Kye was pretty enthused...

on our mini hike that literally took our breath away...

Our trip was awesome and I have more pictures to post. 
Kye is running around like a mad man these days! He's moving right along developmentally! We still have a pt that comes by 2 times a month. I love her, she basically shows us things we can do at home to help him move forward physically. For example, he's walking but, not as well as his age suggest he should. I know, he was early but, our goal is to bring him up to speed. Anywhoo... we're working on his balance by crumpling a blanket on the floor, laying a sheet over it and having him walk across it. The ripples and bumps help him build the muscles required for better balance.  He's pretty much caught up though, mentally he's right on que..maybe even a little advanced! We're pretty darn proud of him! 
Of course I say that now, as I turn around to see him eating a hair he found on the floor...sigh...