Sunday, April 18, 2010

All About Ford

My first born baby boy is 27 months old today. I woke up this morning and just stared at him, in sheer awe, of what a BIG BOY he is becoming. I really just can't believe how fast the time has gone. Here's a bit of insight in to the life of Ford...
On most days he wakes up about 6am. He immediately wants to go downstairs where he wants a bowl of dry Life cereal (or Cinnamon Toast Crunch) with a spoon and a sippy cup of juice. He likes to snuggle for about 10 minutes on the couch, then he's wide awake and ready to go. His favorite shows are Curious George and "Small Crash" (as he calls it), which is really The 20 Most Shocking Car Crashes on TruTV (Thanks Nana!!!). He watches tv for about 30 minutes while he plays with his cars and trucks. Then he's ready for breakfast, which usually consists of eggs, oatmeal or sausage biscuits. During the day he loves to go to the park, the gym, play outside, go swimming, or run errands with mom. He's a great eater and will try anything, even okra! He's usually in bed by 6:30pm or 7pm.

He loves, loves, loves basketball. We have a hoop in every room of the house and he is obsessed, to say the least. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are spent at pre-school and Ford loves his school. He knows all his colors (purple is his current fave) and he can recognize the letters F, O, R and D. On a good day, he'll point out the letters and say "FORD!". He can count to 2 and even tries to do this in Spanish...thanks PBS!

We recently tried to transition him to a big boy bed, but it was pointless. His little mind didn't quite understand that he needed to stay in his bed. He was up all hours of the night. It was quite traumatic on the whole family. Needless to say, he's back in his crib, thanks to the handy invention of the crib tent. The whole family is MUCH happier now that our little monkey is sleeping again.

He still loves his birdhouse and birdfeeder. We've got some pretty black birds that are frequent visitors to our backyard and Ford will stand at the window and watch them. Romey has become his newest obsession. He'll ask for "dog tweets", wrap his chubby little fingers around them, then run around the house in hopes that Romey will chase him. And, of course, she does. Ford ends up sitting in the chair and throws them around the living room for her. It's quite cute.

Potty training really isn't a priority right now in our house. He's somewhat interested in it, but mainly he just likes to pee in the bathtub then flush the toilet. Since we have Sutton in diapers, it's not that big of a deal to us right now.

Ford is still a daddy's boy and only wants me when Ryan either says no to him or scolds him. Isn't it nuts that they learn to manipulate at such a young age:) He's very sensitive to temperature and doesn't want anything to be too hot, including his bath water. He's obsessive about a lot of things, which I think he gets from me. He has to have the doors shut, his blanket just right, and his cars lined up perfectly, just to name a few.

Well, that's our Ford in a nutshell. We'll see what changes the next month brings!

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