Sunday, March 7, 2010

Playhouse Disney Live

After listening to Rowan talk about Disney characters, Disney shows and wanting to go to Disney, I decided to take her to Playhouse Disney Live. She was thrilled. I didn't tell her ahead of time anything about our little date. That would certainly have ruined the off-chance of her napping. And, miraculously enough, she did nap. So she was in a incredibly happy, energetic mood and could not have been happier with the snow.

I woke her up from her nap, told her where we were going and who she would see (The Little Einstein's, Pooh and Tigger, Mickey and Minnie and Handy Manny (whom she had never heard of before)). She chose to wear a sweatshirt with ballet slippers on it since she was so excited to meet June from The Little Einstein's who loves to dance.

I could not believe how excited one little girl could be. She would squeal with delight, dance in her seat, sing along and take pictures. I could tell she was a little nervous that the characters might make their way down the aisles which would not have been okay with her. But they kept their distance and she was thrilled. We had to come home and look at the pictures and watch the videos.

She also had a fun Saturday with a birthday party for her friends Hope and John. Plenty of Mommy-daughter time this weekend!

Tate is talking up a storm, letting his opinions known and no longer sleeping through the night. He is as sweet as could be, full of hugs and kisses and such a Mams's boy. Which is why, I think, he isn't sleeping at night. He wakes up, calls for me, and cries. And cries. And cries. Thankfully he's happy in the morning; I just wish I was!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tate's Two-Year Stats

My big guy had his two-year appointment today and was quite the champ. We brought along the trusty Elmo doctor kit and he gave us a check-up as well. We did lots of practice "shots" at home, but that didn't make it any better. However, he only cried for a few seconds and then said "Candy? Me have candy now?"

No surprises, really, with the weight and height. He weighed in at just over 27 pounds (35th %ile) and was 34 1/4 inches tall (55th %ile). His head stayed strong at the 95th %ile at 50 cm. circumference. I always look at Tate and think he's such a solid kid, so the fact that 27 pounds is only the 35th %ile is funny to me. Maybe it's his giant head that throws me off. Or that I'm just so used to that 5-10th
%ile range for Rowan.

Dr. D. asked the usual questions about what things Tate can do, what is typical for a 2-yr. old, etc. Dr. D. said most 2-year-olds start opening doors by themselves and I told him I'd rather Tate not figure that one out for a while. He looked at me as though I was holding my child back from some important milestone. But, really, Tate, just hold off on that one. For now, a closed door is just as good as a locked door and I really would rather keep it that way for a while.

Though Tate can throw a tantrum, it's not that frequent that it happens and he's generally a pretty good kid. Dr. D. asked about discipline and I realized that, other than a few time outs, we really haven't had to discipline him a whole lot. Though it was a reminder to read through Love and Logic one more time, just to get ready for what may be coming.

Weather-wise, though, what may be coming is more sun! After a rather horrid week last week, the sun is now shining and we have spent a few good hours playing outside. Sure, there is still snow on the ground, but the streets and sidewalks are clear and it's perfect for riding bikes and scooters, having races and even drawing with sidewalk chalk. We are loving it.