Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kid update


Mason is doing and saying so many new things each day. He's growing up WAY too fast!

Earlier this week, he put 3 words together. He likes putting our names with an object. Last week, he went around pointing at our chairs saying, "momma chair", "Zander chair", "Daddy chair" and "Mase chair" (he calls himself Mase :) ) . But this week he added "right here" - which is technically 4 words total, but his "right here" comes out more like one word - "ri-here". He will also say "Momma night-night sleep". I just can't believe how his vocabulary has grown. I really think that he learns so much from Zander.

Mason is still doing great in the food department. He'll eat just about everything. The other day, Mana gave him a dill pickle potato chip and he ate it. The kid also loves barbecue sauce (and loves saying barbecue - so cute!) and A1 steak sauce. Crazy! He does great with utensils - messy, but I don't care. He insists on using a fork and spoon all by himself. And for drinks, he still uses a sippy cups, but loves drinking from a straw too. I don't remember Zander grasping the straw concept until well into 2-3 years old. Again, I think Mason sees the rest of us doing "big people" things and wants to be just like us.


Today, a neighbor's house (4 houses down) started on fire. All that's left is the framing and the garage. We still don't know the cause. Mana was at home working as it was burning - it burned for many hours as many firefighters were working on it. Anyhow, when I brought the kids home from Liz's, we took a family walk to go see the house. Zander was fascinated by the devastation. So tonight, we practiced fire safety with him. We quizzed him about what to do if there's a fire. We also asked him to show us how to unlock the front door and deck door. He did great!

Zander loves anything involving the hose outside. He and Mana often flood the sandbox. Zander enjoys watering all the plants - and even the stuff that doesn't need to be watered. The other day, I observed him "watering" the new pea gravel path. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied, "Mom, I'm making the path nice and shiny!"

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