Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy 21 Months, Wyatt!

How can he possibly be 3 months away from turning TWO?!?! It's a good thing life just keeps getting more and more fun! And he just keeps getting cuter!! =)

  • Wears size 5 diapers
  • Wears 24 month/2T clothes and toddler size 5 shoes
  • Food... he's still pretty picky like at 18 months, but I've gotten in the habit of feeding him what we eat at every meal, I put 4-5 things on his plate, with at least ONE thing I know he will eat. That way he has choices. Sometimes he will only eat the fruit and when he's done he just pushes his plate away and I let him down. I find that after a few meals of eating like a bird, the next couple meals he'll clean his whole plate. So I don't worry about it too much and we don't have any fusses over meals.
  • Schedule.... he goes down between 7 and 7:30 (closer to 7:30 most nights) and sleeps until anywhere from 7:30-8:30. So 12-13 hours/night. He is finally 100% down to 1 nap a day. (The transition from 2 naps to 1 nap was the longest, slowest transition yet!) He eats lunch about 11:30 and goes down around 12. His average nap is 2 hours.
  • His paci still stays in his crib at all times. It is only for sleeping. Totally not looking forward to when the time comes to get rid of it =/
  • His newest development for this post is definitely talking! I've lost count of how many words he has now. He basically says anything you tell him to. (i.e. "Wyatt, Say _____!") And he'll try to say it! We are working on two-word phrases now since that's the next "step" in language development. ("Open, please. Up, Mama. No, kitty. , ect.) He "babbles" alll day long.. it is so much fun.
  • He loves pre-school! He runs right to his teacher, and then last Tuesday when I went to pick him up he didn't even want to come to me and then he cried when I carried him out, LOL.
  • He has 2 "obsessions" right now. The first one is cars, trucks, and planes! Any kind of vehicle really. And the second is coloring/drawing! He LOVES coloring. Absolutely loves it. He will sit and color for 30 minutes straight. And he will "copy" what we draw. (lines, circles, polka dots, ect.) We might have an artist on our hands because he loves drawing!

I was reading back over his 18 month post and thought I should add that he's not near as "attached" to me as he was a couple months ago. It must have just been one of those phases. He seems to be doing really well with our much faster paced schedule this fall... I still make sure we have some days where we just stay home all day and play =) We are having SO much fun watching him grow and learn about the world around him! Life with this little boy just keeps getting better!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

1st Day of Pre-School

Wyatt had his first day of pre-school last Tuesday! He is in the fish room with 18-24 month olds. It's a small pre-school at a church really close to our house which is nice! They do a curriculum and have art time, music class, bible/circle time, and of course play, eat, and nap! Surpisingly (and thankfully!) he went right to his teacher when we dropped him off and didn't even look back... just ran to go play. That made it easier of course, but I still cried =)

He only goes once a week so it's not a super big transition, but I think he's going to really enjoy it. I plan on doing my big grocery trip shopping right after I drop him off. And I'll use the rest of the day to run any other errands that aren't the easiest with a toddler in tow, clean, work on some other projects around the house that I just don't otherwise get to. (i.e. finish some pages in his baby book! lol), and prepare for leading bible study.
Tyler starts his new job at USAA tomorrow! We are so thankful for this job and he is more than ready to get back to full-time work.

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Weekend in Irving

I am very behind in blogging. It is not due to a lack of pictures. I have tons of pictures to post! I guess it's due to a lack of motivation if I'm being honest =) I'm going to get caught up though!
So a couple weekends ago we drove up to Irving and stayed with Ashly and Jason. Tyler had a good friend from the Marine Corps who was going to be in Dallas and he hasn't seen him in about 2 years. So one of the days we met his friend for lunch and also introduced him to geocaching! I didn't take a picture of our lunch, but I have some pics from the Aquarium in Grapevine that we went too!

 Touching the starfish
Most of the aquarium was really dark and there was no flash photography so that's why those pictures are kinda crazy looking. It was the best aquarium we've been to! A little on the small side, but really awesome.
We never visit Ashly and Jason without some crazy geocaching adventures!!

 Jason placing his latest cache!

We stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel on the way home. There was supposed to be a cache on the front porch, but we couldn't find it! We were totally bummed.

This week officially starts our Fall routine! Tomorrow is Wyatt's first day of Pre-School! He'll only be going on Tuesdays from 9:00-2:00. Thankfully, I have a lunch meeting with my MOPS table tomorrow so that will help keep my mind busy. I'm excited and sad all at the same time. I know he will have a blast =)
Wednesday morning kicks off Bible Study for the semester.... I will be leading a small group this Fall at bible study!! I am totally nervous and it is sooo outside my comfort zone, but I am looking forward to seeing all that God has in store for me to learn through the experience!
And then Friday is the first MOPS meeting of the year! I am so excited to be getting back into more of a weekly routine. SO long, Summer!
Tyler starts his new job in 6 days!!!! And he will continue flying and working towards his commercial lisence!


About Me

Hi, I'm Jenna! Wife of 9 years to my high school sweetheart, Tyler, and stay-at-home mama to our 3 year old, Wyatt, and 1 year old foster daughter. I blog about our extra-ordinary days to keep family updated and because I enjoy journaling and documenting the things that bring me joy... faith, family, and friends!


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