Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Videos

Summer is about to end... Here are some videos of our fun summer.

Water fun with Gordon's cousins. This is what the boys do on hot days...:) good thing water is cheap.

Hiking - we went hiking one day. The trail is a 3 minute drive from our house. We saw some goats and horses.

Swimming - Took Ryan swimming one day with Ethan and Daran... too bad it was a cold day... brrr @ 4pm.

Ice-cream - we had ice cream cos it was hot! The kids loved it. Ryan had to feed Dylan.Too cute!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ryan @ 3 years 7 months

Oh boy, Ryan has passed the 3.5 year old mark, which means 4 years old is near!

He now weighs about 38 pounds.

Some of his achievements;

He can count to 50.

He can spell the following: apple, ball, bird, milk, stop, egg, me, you

Ryan now goes to school 5 days a week. I don't think he likes it... this is our conversation in the morning:

Ryan: is it school day?
Me : yes
Ryan: I don't want to go to school. I want to stay at home with daddy
Me: Daddy and mummy has to go to work. You can stay at home alone
Ryan: who will take care of me?
Me: you can take care of yourself. Make your own milk, clean your own butt, turn on your own TV
Ryan: smiles...... and gets ready for school with no other whinings

His favourite foods: Ryan would eat everything. He is pretty good at feeding himself, and loves his veges, including broccoli, corn, cauliflower.

Favourite TV: Caillou... he goes through stages of watching one DVD all the time, and gets tired of it and never watches it again. So far, he has done it with Thomas, Wiggles, Elmo,Timothy, and Dora. Right now, he is loving Super Sleuths.

Ryan looking taller than Daddy.

He keeps changing his smiles for the camera..:D

Some of his "adult like" comments:

"Of course you can come along" - when I asked if I can come to his school to see something.

"alright, If you want me to do it, I will do it" - when I asked him to wear a long sleeve shirt instead of his current shirt.

"If you are grumpy, just smile" - when I told him I am grumpy today...

Yes, he is growing up too quickly.

Dylan (23 Months)

One more month and Dylan will turn 2!

He currently weighs about 29 pounds.

Dylan's favorite foods include : pasta, egg, cheese, yogurt, grapes, california rolls(sushi). He is not picky with his veges. We usually stay with peas, corn and brocolli.

Dylan's babysitter also takes care of a 7 month old baby and whenever the baby drinks milk, Dylan wants milk too! He can drink milk all day long to stay full.

Dylan's vocab has improved. Favourite word : Mummy! and Daddy!

Other words: train, barber, scissors, baby, more, mess, rabbit, please, TV, marble, pee pee, poo poo, pasta, noodle,.

When it is sleeping time, I would ask "do you want nai nai" and he gets all excited and says "yes". So I say, go tell daddy, and he would go to the stairs and say "nai nai'. "please". He can't say them together, but he likes to say the "please" so, he says " pleaseeeeee" until Gordon hears him. Very Cute!

He also knows how to go the refrigerator, open it and ask for milk.

THe video above is cute too..... whenever we say "who wants this", DYlan will say "ME". We fugured that when he hears "who", he always says "me". So,Ryan will ask him something with "who" and he says "me". Yes, we like to disturb him...:)

Oh, he loves reading, and prefers it over watching TV. When Ryan is watching something, and Dylan does not want to watch, he would say "book" and point upstairs, and takes my hand to go upstairs. We will read several books that he picks out. His favourite are usually train books, and the "sometimes I like to curl up in a ball" book.

Potty training: he understands pee and poo, and can hold them. But because we are not consistant with diaper vs no diaper, he forgets when he doesn't have a diaper. I think he is getting there. He insist on peeing before sleeping, which means, we would be in bed and he would go "pee pee" and we have to get out of bed.

Also, he probably likes going to the potty, cos we get to read his Litle People book. He can point out all the items in the book, and seek and find the little people.

He sleeps from 9.15pm to 6.30am and naps from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Playing puzzles:)

Oh, with his tantrums, he sure knows how to throw good ones...:D When he does not get what he wants, he starts yelling "no-no-no" and stamps his feet. I need to video it one of these days. It's just funny how mad he can get and when he is all done, he comes over and sits next to me. Oh, the best way to stop his tantrums, is to pretend to cry and say "I am sad"... he does not like it when I am sad, and would come over and give me hugs and forget about his tantrum! phew...:)

Till next time....