Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jabber Box

Eli has turned into a non-stop talker. Most of the time you can understand what he says, but at times it is still difficult. Most of the time it'll involves movies. He'll ask for Supa babies (a Dora DVD), Iego (Dora dvd with Diego), Punbob (Spongebob), Shek (Shrek - he's watched all 4!) and Caillou. He'll also ask for TV, VD (dvd) and tell us when his show is over whether it really is or not. He tells me when the light turns green to go "Green...go", comments on the busses, trucks and tractors we see while in the car. He likes "yewow bus", "Big Truck" and "Trac Cor". His current favorite movie is Despicable Me because "it funny". He tries to tell us many other things, but we don't get them all most of the time, so he still has to show us. Usually he needs a "nackie" (snack) or "dink" (drink) and will tell you what kind of each.

We are happy that he is getting to the age where he can tell us what he wants/needs so we can stop guessing. Sometimes we still have to guess, but at least its getting better.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Step Up, Step Down

Eli did not get a new bed, but it hasn’t fazed him. He loves tromping up and down the steps on both beds and throwing things off. He also likes hanging out underneath the beds and playing with his brother and sister. I thought we were going to have a problem there for a while because he kept asking where his new bed was. Once we got them into the rooms and put up, he never asked again. Guess he is still happy with his bunk bed and the ladder he can climb.

It rained all weekend, so Eli didn’t get a chance to go outside. Poor kid. He loves outside. Maybe this week he’ll get a chance to help his dad mow. Keep your fingers crossed that we have a few dry days.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Eva Time

Sharon went on vacation this week, so Eli has been staying with her sister Eva. He loves Eva, and she loves him. I think he is having a ball being the old kid there with Eva’s complete attention.

Going to get an M&M jar to see if we can get the potty training going again. Maybe he will do it if he knows he gets chocolate every time. He loves chocolate—A LOT!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

All Asleep

Eli is doing better about going to bed and staying there. Of course, he will be sleeping with his dad this weekend, so that will probably take him out of the routine.

He also seems less crabby. Now if we could just get him potty trained. He has little interest in it these days. I know he could do it if he just would. I think I am going to have to get a jar of M&Ms to see if that will peak his interest and get him going on it again. I may have to get a jar for the sitter’s too. Speaking of that, Sharon is off to Florida next week, so Eli gets to stay with her sister Eva. He loves Eva, so he should have a good week with her.