Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oh Yeah, My Second Kid! An Update.

"I fast!"
I know I don't write about him as much, so I thought I'd do an update on Kid #2 aka The Bug, who is indeed still growing and thriving!  His vocabulary has exploded and he learns more every day.  If he doesn't know the word for something he points at it until I tell him the word; he then repeats it once and remembers it forever.  I keep catching him singing snippets of the alphabet song, usually beginning with Q, accompanied by a dramatic head bob with each letter:  "Kyew, Arr, Ess... Tee, Yew, Vee... Dubbow-Yew, Eks.. Wye and Zeee!" Occasionally he starts at H instead:  "H I J K, La-La-La-La, Pee!".  He has also surprised me by counting to 6 - I did not know he could do that.  He still loves singing and dancing, and has the heartiest evil laugh you have ever heard.  He is super ornery too, and still loves to take everything out of everything, which can be quite maddening at times.  Until recently he has always been a good sleeper, but that seems to have gone out the window in the past few weeks - not sure if it's a growth spurt or what.  He has started resisting going to sleep, has been waking at odd hours, and two nights ago I believe he had a night terror, which I had never experienced before with either kid and it scared me quite a bit.  It was like he was having the worst tantrum ever, but in his sleep, and it lasted about 20 minutes.  Here's hoping it was just a one time thing.  *crosses fingers*.

"Driving" Daddy's tractor (only pretending!)

He and Monkeyman are best buddies and they get along quite well for the most part and seem to really enjoy each other's company, although Monkeyman does occasionally like pushing Bug's buttons and making him mad.  If Bug's been out of the room for a few minutes, when he comes back in and sees Monkeyman he says "Hi Monkeyman!" and beams as if he hasn't seen his brother for days and really missed him.  He does the same to me, with a huge grin, "Hi Mama!"  Also, whenever I do the simplest thing for him, like give him a snack or change his diaper, he says "Thank you, Mama." Both phrases make my heart melt.

Even though the homeschooling focus is not really on him yet since he's only 2, I see him learning and soaking things up like a sponge, just like his older brother did, and again I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with them and not miss a minute of it. 
He has recently switched from demolition to construction when playing with blocks.

Like his Mama, he likes curling up on the couch with a good book on a cold winter day.

Snugglin' and readin' with Daddy

I know the video quality is terrible, but give it a listen.  My little parrot will say just about anything you tell him to.  LOL

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