Monday, October 29, 2007
So today was interesting. Poor guy. We started out going to the aquarium with some friends, and poor Carter biffed it playing around. That's where he got the scrape on the left (Carter's right arm). Then later in the afternoon Carter was jumping down these really short steps, he's a great jumper, and for some reason he didn't lift up one of his legs high enough, so instead he tripped and fell on the sidewalk. OUCH! He was crying pretty bad, luckily though he only has a few little scratches on the the other elbow. And don't think that's all. . . later we were at the table and Bo was leaning back on the last two legs of his chair. He decided to put it back upright, only to put it down on my little guy's pinky toe. Carter just looked up at him all puppy eyed and shocked, then started bawling his eyes out and I actually had to hold him like a baby and rock him to get him to calm down. I don't blame him. It was funny though, because after that he wouldn't look at Bo except to glare at him. Lastly, and luckily he was too hyper to let it register, my little guy decided to jump on some pillows on the floor, only I didn't know that, and right as he was jumping, I had yanked them off the floor. It was kinda funny. The kid landed face flat on the ground. He started laughing, I think, because we were laughing soo hard. So that was Carter's day. Busy and painful. He took it well though.
Monday, October 22, 2007
On a more current topic, I am teaching Carter to trick-or-treat. I'm making him come over to me and hold his pumpkin pail out while saying trick-or-treat (which really comes out as "dii deeee). When he does, I drop a couple candy corn in his pumpkin! It's so cute. I can't wait to take him out for the real deal. He was just too young last year to even register what was going on. Fun Fun Fun.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I've found myself doing the same with Carter. It's a fond memory that I'd like to pass on to my kids. We made brownies last night, and Carter came running over, eager to lick the spatula. We sat down and went to town with the leftover batter. As you can see, Carter hasn't quite mastered the skill yet . . . he got more on his face than his mouth. Good times.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Carter and Bo at Moody Gardens. This was one of the Sea Monsters in the show.
Me and Carter on the ferry. There was a real nice breeze.
You can kinda see the dolphins in the water. So fun.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I do think he is going through this new phase and he is starting to recognize embarrassment. Sometimes if he gets caught doing something and my sister in law tells him no, he tucks his head into his shoulder or the couch, so I know he's starting to exprience new feelings. Is the hitting the only way he knows how to vent those feelings? As you can tell, I've really been trying to think this through. Once we get home (tomorrow. . .YAY) I'm hoping that it will break this new thing he's picked up. Plus once he gets home he won't have to be told no so much, because it's my house and I don't care what he touches because it's all child proof. Plus he'll have a room to go to timeout in. But still. . . I need to get this figured out, so suggestions would be great. Or if your kids have done similar things and have turned out okay that would be great to know too. He really is the sweetest little guy. He loves his baby cousin (2months old) and has never, not even ONCE, come close to hitting him. He's a kissy, huggy, smiley little guy, who loves to share and mingle and dance, so where oh where does this self abuse come from???? Is he trying to get my atttention? I thought I gave him quite a bit. My sister in law suggests that maybe he's been getting too much. really? I love my little guy and it breaks my heart that he does that. Does he know that and is he using me? So many questions. I'm just hoping he hurries and gets over it.