Popping Bubbles on Easter =)
Donovan is such a sweet boy, with a strong streak of mischief. First, the sweet. One night we were late getting home and had to go straight to bed. I tucked Donovan in after a diaper change, but his normal routine involves books and usually someone patting him for at least a little while. However, Serenity had an upset tummy and both she and Daddy needed to wash off the evidence, so I told him I had to go help them. He started to cry a little so I walked back to the bed and offered to sing. He said “yes,” and stopped crying, but as soon as I got to the bed, he changed his mind and said “Go to Daddy and Sister.”
He loves giving good-bye hugs and kisses, especially when Daddy goes to work. And he make certain that everyone gets hugs and kisses too. “Kiss sister! Huuuuuug Mama!” He often runs across the room to with his arms open wide to give big hugs. =)
“Idea!” with one finger up. I love this little phrase, and am endeavoring to get it on video. When I ask him to say it, it’s just not quite the same though. He looks up at you with this bright, eager little face, holds up one finger and says, “idea!” It’s musical, the way he says it, and oh so cute.
He’s usually really understanding if we just take the time to explain what is going on. If I have to leave for a yoga class, for example, he will just smile and ask for kisses, and wave happily. He’s not always so understanding if he wakes up and I’m just gone.
He loves to do lots of things himself. He usually just declares “self!” but sometimes he says “Donovan do it.” He likes to climb into his own car seat, so I usually allot a little extra time to get to the car these days.
He definitely knows all his colors now. Not color blind after all. =) I just worried because he’d always call red blue-yellow, but he’s got it down now, and delights in telling me the colors of things. He also points out a lot of letters around town. He knows all the upper case letters, so we can move on to playing with lower case! He likes counting too, but usually prefers to start around 6. He doesn’t skip 5 anymore when he does start lower though, which he did for awhile.
He still really loves music class. We did tonal patterns the other day and he actually wanted to sit in the teacher’s lap, and when he was done, he held his arms out like wings, bowed forward and let his arms go up behind him. It was a very fancy and very adorable bow.
His favorite show these days is Diego, with Sofia the First and Backyardigans tied for second. It’s so cute when he asks for “Fia.” And he usually asks for Pablo or Tyrone when he wants the Backyardigans. Diego is by far the winner though, and so his birthday will probably have an animal rescue event. =)
Riding the horsey while Sophia rides in the flying derby.
Hanging out with his cousin Braley
Hammering play-doh. =) He loves it when I roll balls for him out of play-doh. He squishes it then asks for “more balls!”
Found a pool noodle with a big interior space that works for a ping pong ball run or a hot wheels track!