Thursday, July 24, 2014

20 months

Even though by now we are half way to 21 months, I figured I would still do a 20 month post!  

For a couple weeks in a row Konnor slept through the night and it was glorious. I could not have been happier. Before that stretch it had been FOREVER since he consistently slept through the night. I enjoyed every minute of my unbroken sleep. Then the 2 year molars decided to show up. Like all the teeth that have come before them I'm sure they will take their good sweet time making their appearance. He has been back to waking up most nights and staying awake anywhere from 1-3 hours. He still occasionally sleeps through the night but those nights are once again rare. Tonight we have been up for 2 hours already and I do not see sleep happening any time soon. 

Konnor's vocabulary is still growing every single day. He likes to repeat what we say now which can be very funny and also means we have to be more careful about what we say. I love when we say "hey buddy" to him and he echoes back "hey buddy". Some days he surprises us and says words we didn't even know he knew. Like the day he saw a violin on tv and said "viowin". 
We still try not to watch a ton of tv. Well I should rephrase that and say we try not to let Konnor watch a ton. I on the other hand watch too much tv I'm sure.  He really only pays attention to a few shows. He's slowly expanding. At first he only watched yo gabba gabba. Then he moved on to Little Einsteins (I'm positive we have every episode on the dvr) He still likes Little Einsteins but his new favorite is Micky Mouse Clubhouse. He now also calls "hey Toodles" throughout the day (you'd have to watch the show to understand) and we occasionally catch him singing "diggity dog" (also from the show). 
He is still a busy busy boy and always wants to be on the go. Most days I end up chasing him around the house at least 20 times.  Thank goodness Chloe also likes to chase him around the house when he has her ball. I'd like to say they tire each other out, but if you know Konnor or Chloe then you know neither of them ever gets tired out :) He is constantly telling us "walk" when we go places and he hates being in his stroller or shopping carts. This stage where he knows how to walk but not how to stay with us or when to stand still while I put food in the cart makes it difficult. We try and let him walk as much as possible and usually have to bribe him with food to sit in the cart or stroller.  

Of course this wouldn't be a month post if I don't at least say once that time is flying!  Hard to believe that shortly he will be 2 years old!  Every day is truly a ton of fun even when I'm wrestling him into his car seat or watching him spill my drink all over the floor.  I could do without teething but other than that I'd say we are good!  
We have some busy months ahead of us in the Fall and a lot of things to look forward too!  Hopefully Konnor will enjoy them all!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

4th of July weekend

It's just a little late as usual :). This year we decided to stay home for the 4th. Korey had Friday off so we enjoyed a nice long weekend together. Friday was pretty much a lazy day. We didn't really get to sleep in thanks to Konnor but we stretched out the morning a little longer by all watching a Mickey Mouse episode in bed. Then we pretty much hung out at the house playing with Konnor and just relaxing. I'm pretty sure Korey mowed the grass or changed my cars oil or did some chore at some point because he doesn't have the ability to just be lazy all day :)

Friday night we planned to make a fire in the backyard and have s'mores after Konnor went to sleep. I got Konnor asleep, Korey got the fire started and about fifteen minutes later Konnor woke up. I had his window open and the combination of fireworks and Chloe barking because of the fireworks woke him up. Fortunately I got him back to sleep pretty quickly and got to stuff my face with more s'mores than I probably should have :)

Saturday I planned a surprise for Korey and took him to Lums Pond State Park. We got some Chipotle and Starbucks to go and had lunch at the park and then walked around the pond and let Konnor run around the playground. It was a nice afternoon. 

Sunday we got some stuff done around the house and went to the YMCA to swim laps. We took turns swimming laps and playing with Konnor. Konnor seems to like our Sunday swim days and I'm just happy he loves being in the water so much!
Hope everyone else had a great 4th of July weekend too!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Everyone's having babies and going on vacations

It seems like all of our friends are either pregnant, just had beautiful new babies, or are going on vacation!  
Summer is definitely the time most people go on vacations so I shouldn't be surprised. We however have planned all our trips for the Fall so right now I can't help being a little jealous of all the fun vacation pictures I see on Facebook.  It also stinks that we basically lived in a vacation destination for a couple years and now live in a small town that literally smelled like cow poop when I walked out the door today. 

As far as the babies go, I don't know if that many of our friends are expecting and just becoming parents or if I'm just getting baby fever!  Seeing all the baby pictures definitely makes me think more about having another one. But then there are nights like tonight where it is now midnight and Konnor has been awake for an hour already with no signs of going back to sleep anytime soon and I think I'm crazy for ever even thinking about having another child. I would never sleep!!!  Konnor finally slept through the night for 8 days straight. It was a miracle. Then he got a cold and has been waking up again for the past two nights. I knew it was too good to be true!  
Anyway...even if I am a little jealous of all the vacations and I get a little baby crazy now and then, I still enjoy all the pictures so keep them coming!!