Tuesday, August 2, 2011

3 months to 3 years

Dear Clayton,

It’s been quite a while since I have written to you and when I noticed the date today I felt I needed to give you a little update on your life.

You are 2 years and 9 months old today. Amazing! I can’t believe that you will be 3 years old in THREE months. I get shivers just thinking about it. Tater you are such a good baby with a wide range moods and tempers.

I love the fact that you are a momma’s boy and I make sure to cuddle with you every day. I do have to fight for your attention, now that Uncle Richey, Uncle Joey, and some of our other friends stay in the house you would much rather rough house and spend time with them. I understand that it’s a boy thing but I do find myself getting jealous.

You are quite the entertainer. Tater you are so strong and have such a great imagination. I am not sure where you heard about them but your new thing is Hero’s! You want to be a hero so bad and every day. I love seeing you throw your hands behind your back or cover your face like you are wearing your mask. I guess you have to keep your identity hidden. Then you take off around the house rescuing the imaginary damsels in distress. You also love to pretend to be a lion, tiger, and of course T-REX! P.S. You think that every dinosaur is a T-Rex. Did I tell you that you are adorable ;-)!?

I have tried to get you to stop growing but when you start talking to me at warp speed with sentences that only a mommy could understand, I sit back and realize that you are becoming a big boy. You will always be my baby boy but I love each stage that we are going through. I could do without the daily tantrums which you are allowed. Daddy and I are doing so much better with how we handle your trying times. You know just the right buttons to push!

Anyways, you love school and I love watching you through the door before I pick you up in the afternoon. Mommy is the overachiever of the classroom and makes sure to send books and cd’s for class at least 3 times a week.

Potty training is going well. You are still not 100% but you have made leaps and bounds. If you get to excited or distracted because of a game then you have an accident. I am not sure what happen the other day but when Daddy did not pick you up you pottied on his foot? I think daddy is still a little upset about that one lol! I need to hurry and switch you to a loose boxer because the tighty-whiteys are just too tight around your belly and you can’t seem to pull them down without a little assistance. I want to get you some little boxers.

You are growing like a weed and eating like a grown man. Daddy and I have watched you eat 2 ½ peanut butter and jellies and a huge glass of milk without issue. It’s quite amazing how much you can eat and then still chirp for a snack 30 minutes later. I think it is all going to your size 9 feet. Speaking of sizes you are now in a 4T shirt and shorts. You can still fit in a 3t but your little gut pokes out and you have little rings around your belly when I take off your shorts in the afternoon.

At night time you insist on having something to sleep with and it really is odd what you choose. Instead of a soft stuffed animal you would rather sleep with 3-12 metal hot wheels cars or several of your hard plastic dinosaurs, or your Kung Fu Panda DVD. I am not sure how you sleep well with all that poking you but you do. Since I mentioned Kung Fu Panda, you might as well know this is your favorite cartoon right now. I swear you watch it 20 times a week….no exaggeration. The one thing Daddy and I had to change was your cartoon regimen. When we got a tv in your room we didn’t realize that you would get addicted. WRONG! Lesson learned there and now you have about 30 minutes of TV time before bed. Its enough!

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you what a little fish you have become in the water. You are not scared to jump off the ledge or anything. Scares the hell out of me but I can’t seem to stop you from learning new things and conquering your fears. Clayton you are not a fan of lil’ bugs or any little animals. You and Sadie have a new found hatred for each other and that may have been helped by mommy.

I could go on and on about you and all the things you are doing and saying now. I just want you to know that mommy and daddy love you so much and thank God each day that he blessed us with such a beautiful baby boy. Now if only I could talk daddy into gearing up for a little brother. I know you want a little brother just as much and I am sure daddy would be happy for another little runt. Soon!


  1. LOL - Matthew takes the weirdest things to bed too - cars, books, dinosaurs, blocks - crazy!!

  2. This is such a sweet post!It's amazing how quickly our children grow up! That's good to hear that potty training is going well for you. I have been thinking about getting started with Nya but I am not sure how to go about it.

    p.s. Your blog looks great! I love the new colors!


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