Just as I was saying that Graham is still in his diaper, he was in his underwear all day today! I would set the microwave timer for every 30 minutes and he would use the potty every time - thankfully with little or no complaints. Let's just say Graham ate a lot of chocolate today! And there were times when Graham was the one that asked to use the potty. And he even napped in his underwear and there was no accident!
By the way, here's another video clip of Graham singing:
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Graham is becoming quite a little boy now. As usual, it's still quite a task to take his photo for his "progress book".
Still attached to his blankie
Loves to watch TV
Still our cutie pie
Cheeky little fella!
Graham recently started singing a lot. It's too cute! And oh, he can count to 20 now too :-)
As you can see, Graham is doing a lot better at painting. He's actually using several different colors. And last night, he actually said "Mommy, I want to paint for Charlie". What a sweet big brother! And he continues to share his toys and shows Charlie how to play with some of them.
Graham hasn't really grown too much - still 28 lbs from three months ago and just an inch taller at 35 1/2". But I guess that 1/2" made all the difference because now he can tip-toe and turn the light switches on and off easily. And by the way, he is still sleeping on the floor/mat in our bedroom! He would occasionally nap in his own bed in the afternoons but for the most part, he is still in our bedroom at night. And every now and then, in the middle of the night, I will still hear: "Mommy... can you cover me?"
And as for potty training, well,... he is still in his diapers. Although, yesterday - he did use the potty all by himself! I think he did it just so he could have a piece of chocolate. We do have him in his underwear mostly during the weekends. Eventually, we'll get it! I think I'm too afraid sometimes just thinking of the mess I have to clean up!
And by the way, more buzz hair cuts from Mommy! I think the haircut goes quite well with his ATV :-)
Gosh... 3 more months and he will be turning 3 years old! YIKES!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I haven't posted a lot of pictures of Charlie, so here are some of my favorites taken recently:
Charlie is almost constantly gnawing at something these days. I finally spotted his first tooth today (yet to get a picture of it,... if he will only cooperate!)
If he's not awake, then he's fast asleep. He's definitely doing a lot better in the car (thank goodness!).
We're still working on sitting up more:
And Charlie loves story time, especially with Daddy and his big brother Graham :-)
So looks like this has what my Valentines' has boiled down to... A card and a simple box of chocolates!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
During our last trip in Phoenix, we had heard about the weather that north Phoenix was going through. So, while the northeast of the United States was being pounded by snow, we decided to drive 2 hours to Sedona to see snow!
We stopped at a fancy plaza of art galleries to have lunch. It was so cold! Although Graham didn't seem to mind it in just his little light sweater.
I'm so glad we got up to Sedona early that day as snow began to fall after lunch.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Charlie had his 6-month appointment in Arizona since we were there for these past 2 1/2 weeks. He weighed in at 16 lbs 12 oz and 26.5" long (Graham was 16 lbs 14 oz and 25"). As usual, all went well during the start of the appointment.
He just loves those toes!
And then,... those dreaded shots! Whaaa...!!!
Graham, on the other hand, is adding a few more cuts and bruises to his repertoire. 3 band-aids in a day!
The boys are growing up so quickly!
By the way, Charlie was chomping on my finger today and I felt a tooth on the bottom gum. Finally! Perhaps he will be less of a cranky pot!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The following week, the putting green curb is being built. Yes, you heard right... we're getting a new putting green!
Daddy is testing out the new putting green area:
On Day 7, we picked up some nice blue Mexican tiles for the BBQ area - just for a punch of color.
As for the putting green... love that splash of green in the backyard!
And I wonder how long it will take Graham to master that lefty putting stroke.
And if you didn't notice, check out the cool looking lights under the bench!