Friday, August 26, 2011

Did You Say 28?

Yes, that's right.  Our delightful boy has just recently turned 28 whopping months old.  That cannot be accurate, but honestly, it is evident with all he's been into as of late!

In His 28th Month, Daniel:
Weighed 30+ lbs.
Wore 2T clothes.
Wore a size 8 in shoes.
Made an 8 hour trip to Missouri!
Went to Silver Dollar City.
Was tall enough to ride the kiddie rides!
Loved the frog jump ride and the carousel.
Met the Backyardigans there!  :)
Visited the largest Bass Pro Shop in the US.
Slept the whole time we were there.
Still in size 4 diapers...
Made his first successful potty trip!
ON HIS OWN.  (Friday, August 19th)
Then made 3 more.
Still doesn't understand PEE-ing in the potty.
Has only done that once at church by himself.
He snuck into the bathroom,
and did his business.
Started Mother's Day Out (year 2).
Miss Brooke was his teacher.
He called her "Brooke."
Could count 1-5.
Sang all of the time.
Was very bossy.
Spankings and timeouts seemed to work.
Would not take naps.
Loved baths and playing outside.
Never met a stranger.
Gave lots of hugs and kisses.
Told his Mommy he loved her (August 12th)! 
Spent lots of time with friends!
Went to the library with Cole.
Celebrated Seth's 1st birthday!
Played at Monkey Joe's with Bekah and the Harris girls!

Was often found:
  • playing with trains and cars
  • sneaking into the cabinets
  • making messes
  • standing/playing naked
  • stealing gum from his mom and dad
  • taking coins and hiding them in his mouth
  • throwing fits
  • begging to watch movies
  • avoiding naps and sleep
  • saying his Bible verse, Rejoice in the Lord.
Some of Daniel's Favorite Things:
Food(s):  mandarin oranges, ice cream
Toy(s):  Thomas trains    
Show(s): The Backyardigans, Dora, and VeggieTales
Movie(s):  Thomas: Hero of the Rails 
Snack(s):  yogurt covered raisins, gummy snacks
Song(s):  Rejoice in the Lord Always, Thomas theme song, Jesus Loves Me
Color(s):  Blue
Thing to Do:  Jumping, Running, Laughing
People:  Mimi, Natalie, Ca, Bekah, Pa, and Pop

Popular Phrases and Words of the Month:
  • Stop it, Samuel.
  • Samuel, wake up!
  • No, it's MINE!
  • This way.  (He literally can give directions.)
  • Awesome. Purrfect! Amazing! (when he's super excited)
  • Goodness gracious!
  • I want more.
  • I your son, Daddy.
  • Mommy, I ready to go.  Ready to go to school!
  • I have fun.
  • I heavy. Mommy heavy.  Daddy's heavy!
  • Samuel fell down on the ground at school...  (this happened on their 3rd day of Mother's Day Out, and Daniel told everybody he saw for 3 days this exact sentence.  Miss Brooke said that Samuel didn't even cry, but it must've been very traumatic for Daniel!)
Other Big Things from Daniel's 28th Month:

Was super excited over ice cream cones!

Loved to love on his little brother.

Watching t.v.!

Riding the motorcycle with two sweet girls!

At the library with his new friend, Cole!

Standing on his first REAL train track...
in Dyersburg, TN.

Getting kisses from Aunt Dina and Aunt Pattie!

Riding the shuttle to Silver Dollar City...
and loving it!

Meeting the Backyardigans!

Seeing the Silver Dollar City train.

Having a typical, terrible two tantrum with his buddy, Mike.

Eating those yummy throwed rolls
at Lambert's in Sikeston!

Getting all dressed up in Daddy's shoes.

Riding with brother!

Swinging with Bekah
at Seth's 1st Birthday Party

So stinkin' sweet.
Best buddies right here, Bekah and Daniel.

Stealing a taste of the 1st birthday boy's cake.

Talking with the birthday boy's aunt Tanya
via Skype at the party. 
He is so friendly!

Their first school picture together.
Daniel was miserable because,
"I ready to go, Mom!"

Look who got his clothes off,
found himself some markers and paper,
and went to town!

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