Friday, January 13, 2012

Carden-two years and few months

Carden is becoming more entertaining every day. We just love this little guy. It's so fun to watch him learn new things and copy EVERYTHING we do.

He still loves his quad. Pretty much he loves everything outside. We go on walks, feed the ducks at the park, ride bikes, drive quads, throw rocks, play in the dirt, everything. The weather here is amazing and we just can't get enough.

Carden is a picker. A scab/owie picker. And he will not stop. So now even the tiniest cut has to be covered in bandaids. He loves to show everyone his "bob bandaid."

My parents gave Carden a sand/water table for Christmas and it has provided hours of entertainment in the backyard. As long as someone is there to play with him. We're still working on playing in the backyard while mama makes dinner. Not quite there yet.

Carden already is asking to have friends come over and play. He has some play dates every week and the neighbor kids come over all of the time, so he doesn't think he should ever play alone now.

Carden is becoming more of a a daddy's boy. Josh is gone a lot with school and work now and Carden sometimes won't see him for 2-3 days, so when he does finally get to spend some time with him, Carden doesn't want much to do with me.

He is still such a cheeser. He's playing with rice here. Just pouring it from one container to another. I think it entertained him for about 2 hours. And it only took me about a week to get it all off my floor!

Carden loves his little brother a little too much I'm afraid. Poor David is always being crushed/rolled on/stepped on/kicked/licked/anything else you can think of.

Carden is getting so much better at talking. He is talking in 4-5 word sentences right now and more people than mama can understand him (thank goodness!) Here's my speechie bit for those who are interested. He has the phonological process of dropping the inital consonant of words that start with s, sh, ch, f, v, basically any sound that you prolong. So it can be kind of hard to understand him at times. I talk too darned fast and the poor guy probably can' t even hear the first sound when i talk! He's able to imitate me correctly when I prompt him and he's starting to say it right on his own now. I have to admit this has always been my fear-that my kids would have a speech issue. And then I'd have to prove how good of a therapist I am! jkjk. He's still only two so I'm not really worried yet. And when my parents came to visit they were able to understand at least 50% of what he said, so we are definitely on track.

Carden used to always say the randomest things, give a fake laugh, sigh, and say "funny." I loved it. too bad that it didn't last for long. He would say thing like "two orange tic tacs." laugh. sigh. "funny."

He gets all of his pronouns mixed up and I love it. Josh tried to correct him the other day and I wouldn't let him. "Mama hold you?" "Mama help you?" Mama play you?" Mama thinks it's just too cute.