Brody got some fun bath paints from my parents in his Easter basket. He loves them and is quite the little artist in the bathtub!
When he takes a bath each night, he draws pictures on one side and on the other he likes me to spell out words for him. I write the word he tells me and say the letters out loud. This was his list from Sunday night. He wanted me to write Ryan, Payne and Dalt and then write “friends” next to them because they are his friends. Then he said, “hmmm, let me see…ok, spell fish, mommy.” I wrote fish. Then he said, “hmmm, let me see…ok, spell boat.” This went on until we had made our list of these random words! :) I love that fish, boat, garbage and cakes all go together somehow in his little mind!
I was cooking dinner the other night and making a recipe that called for baby carrots. Brody came into the kitchen while I was cooking and saw the bag of carrots. He started excitedly yelling, “I like carrots a lot!” The funny thing is, he never ever eats carrots, but he insisted I give him one, so I did. I mean, what mom tells their child they can’t have a vegetable when they are so overly thrilled about it? He skipped off chewing his carrot and headed into Jillian’s room to play with her. I kept thinking I he was going to come back and tell me he didn’t like it, but he never did. As far as I knew, he ate that carrot and loved it. I was telling myself that maybe we were turning a corner on his eating habits and maybe he was going to start branching-out and trying more vegetables. What I didn’t know was that he chewed-up that carrot, lifted the ottoman in Jillian’s room and spit the pieces under it!!!! I guess he was trying to hide the fact that he didn’t like carrots after all. Josh found this pile-o-carrots a few minutes later. Yum.
I bought these waterproof pants at Target the other day. I have been meaning to buy some in case Brody decides to potty train sometime soon. I handed them to Brody and told him they were for him and asked he put them in our cart. He looked at them and said, “Oh! I loooovvveee these! They so pretty!” I couldn’t stop laughing thinking about the sweet boy getting excited about plastic underwear. :)
Brody walked into the kitchen the other morning right as I had finished unloading the dishwasher. When he saw it was empty he said, “Yay! Good job, mommy! You did it!” I was so thankful for his encouragement that day! It made that simple, but dreaded task well worth my time! Now if I could just get him to cheer for me when I clean the bathroom, then maybe I will be a little more motivated! :)
We just love our funny boy!