I am in the midst of track season, the new baby will be here soon, and my son has been all over in daycare or at grandparents' houses. Well the other day my wife was picking him up from my parent's house and naturally he didn't want to leave because the grandparents are much more fun than Mommy or Daddy will ever be. Well after some coaxing and work to get him into the car to go home, he says "I want to live with Busia and Dzia-Dzia." (Busia and Dzia-Dzia are the polish names for Grandma and Grandpa) So we figure we might as well start packing his bags since he is eating more and more he can live there and save us some money on groceries. In addition for the past few days he has been asking a lot to go to Mimi and Papa's (what he calls my wife's parents) all the while they are on vacation. People tell me that is normal behavior for a 3 1/2 year old, but we feed him watch his favorite shows and movies, buy him cool Thomas and Cars clothes, play his favorite game Candy Land (which he is a Master Candy Lander), etc. So grandparents beware he may just end up living with one of you before you know it.
My son also made Daddy proud as he was getting ready for bed and we have a routine where he likes to watch the lottery balls or the lottery show, but it wasn't on as golf was on and he wanted to watch it. Watch it he did as he sat there and loved every minute of it and then proceeded to say, " I am am going to golf with Daddy." I guess I will have to find out if Taylor Made makes sets small enough for a 3 1/2 year old that is about 42 inches tall.
My son has also graduated to a "Bigger boy" seat, otherwise more of a booster with the seat belt. This is very exciting to him and he seems to be more comfortable. The convirtable seat we had he had simply outgrown as it was becoming increasing difficult to get him into it. He is still learning the rules of keeping the seat belt on properly but we just stop the car and fix it when he unbuckles or pulls his arm out which he does not like at all.
Last week we had some nice days and he wanted to go outside and play when we pick him up on our way home. We tell him he has to eat eat all his dinner which makes dinner time quick, but one day it was looking like rain so I was trying to get him to eat dinner quickly but it started to rain, he got very upset, so being the boy that I am I offered to take him out on the patio in the rain and he was all ready for that. We took off our socks and danced around in the rain for a few minutes until he realized he was starting to get wet. We came in dried off and he finished the rest of his dinner.
Last weekend all of our friends came over (well our friends and their kids which are his friends) to play and have fun and boy did they. The kids had a blast playing with the Polar Express to have have races around the house to taking old man naps to get them to settle down (which is the part I think I enjoyed the most). Racing went from running to walking, to hopping, to walking like polar bears. Then there was the fun game of get me as they would come flying around the corner to take me down, but when all else fails a good escape is the claw to the tummy.
Well that should catch everyone up on the past couple of weeks. If you are wondering the bathroom is almost done (I know I have been saying that a lot lately) but the weather is making it difficult to stain and polyurethane the last trim pieces to finish it up so pictures are still on hold. The baby girl is on her way and should be here by the end of the month so watch for updates and pictures soon.