Saturday, May 02, 2009

2.5 yrs......4 months

This past week Tatum turned 2 and a half and Mateo turned 4 months!

Let's start with Tatum....

Tatum makes me smile so much everyday. She is just so sweet and funny. Here are some things about her at this age...

~Tatum LOVES juice (we usually mix up the crystal light stuff or something with not lots of sugar). Just a few months ago all she asked for was milk, but now she only has milk a couple of times a week.

~Tatum is such an early bird. She wakes up between 5:30 and 7:30 every day. Usually if it is before 6am, we try to get her to go back to sleep.

~Tatum likes Dora now....and LOVES Diego! When she wakes up SO EARLY in the morning, her first words are ...."I wanna watch DORA...or I wanna watch DIEGO"

~Tatum loves to explore. She loves to explore new places we go. We have to watch her when we go to new people's homes. She will get into everything if we aren't careful.

~She loves to ask "What are you doing?"

~Tatum is doing great with the potty training. I have no doubt she will be 100% potty trained in the next few weeks. She has a cute little song and dance that she does after she goes to the potty. I will have to get it on video and post it.

~Tatum LOVES Mateo. She is so gentle with him and she tries to 'mother' him. Mateo got his 4 month shots yesterday and she kissed on his legs and rubbed his head. She was so sweet with him.

~Tatum is into the 'princess phase' these days. She went to a Princes birthday party last weekend. Here are a few pics...

At one point she grabbed the little boys outfit and decided she liked it better than her princess outfit. Maybe she can be a Princess Warrior??

~Tatum loves to count EVERYTHING these days. She can count to 15 in English and 10 in Spanish when she wants to.

~Some of Tatum's favorite songs these days are "ABC's", "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", "I've Got the Joy( Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart)", and of course "Single Ladies" by Beyonce.

~Tatum loves reading books to her Care Bears every night.

~Tatum also loves doing puzzles.

Now on to Mateo....

~Mateo weighed 13 pounds 13 ounces at his 4 month check up and is 24 inches long. He has grown 2 inches since his 2 month checkup.

~Mateo has really started liking his carseat. It is rare that he cries much in the car unless we are running errands and are in and out of the car alot. This makes life so much easier.

~Mateo has also started taking a bottle like a pro. I actually weaned him a couple of weeks ago when he started taking the bottle so well. I knew I would wean him when I returned to work, so I just did it a couple of weeks early.

~Mateo started daycare last week. He has done GREAT! His teachers have told us that he only cries when he gets scared by the other babies loud cries. However, they did tell me it has improved just in one week and he now rarely cries unless it is feeding time.

~Mateo has the most precious smile! His whole face seems to light up when he smiles.

~Mateo goes to bed by 7:30-8pm and usually doesn't wake up til 6-6:30am.

~Mateo loves to sit up. I guess he thinks he is grown. He could sit up and 'talk' to me for hours.

~Mateo LOVES his little hands. He balls them up, squeezes them together, and in the mouth they go. He will take a pacifier for naps and bedtime, but once he spits it out, he is done with it.
~Mateo's hair is going to be much lighter than Tatum's. I don't know yet if it will be blonde, but it will be lighter. He still has his beautiful blue eyes.

~Mateo is laid back and easy going. Here he is last week at the princess birthday party. Tatum wanted to put her wings on him.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

How funny and cute if Mateo's hair ends up blonde?

Such a happy family!