The last couple of months have been busy but fun. We had the pleasure of getting an early spring here in Ottawa this year, so we've been outside a lot. Brandon's interacting with us more and more, making his wishes known. We get to watch how he exerts his independence, but generally he's been an easy child. These are some of the pictures of what we've been doing the last couple months and they make me smile.
Brandon's growing up - and now he has a big boy bed to prove it. His transition into the new bed was about as smooth as they go. After one week, he was back to his crib days sleep routine and habits. I love that my boy is a good sleeper!
A few weeks ago, a friend of ours brought over a water table they no longer needed for Brandon to have. He already knew how much fun a water table is because he gets to play with the one at daycare, but now he has one at home too!
Not too long ago, we were all sitting at the breakfast room table while Brandon had his dinner and this spray bottle appeared. It's just water, but it was pretty funny watching how Brandon reacted to it!
Matt and I recently took a week off to do housework and other projects around the house that we don't have time to do when Brandon's around. Matt used the bulk of his time off to work on our front fence and gate. We wanted to do something unique - here's the result so far:
Up until the last couple months, Brandon screamed bloody murder whenever it was bath time. Thankfully, his second birthday brought about a change in his attitude - he LOVES bath time! Mostly, I think he just likes to splash all the water out of the tub, but we'll go with it if it means that we can get him clean through the summer months!
Last weekend, I was at the store and saw some beautiful Gerber daisies. Daisies are my favorite flower and these were pretty much perfect. I brought them home, dropped the groceries on the counter and took out the flowers to cut and arrange. It didn't take too long - the ice cream wasn't totally melted when I finally got it put away!
Yesterday, we ended up inadvertently attending WestFest because we were down in Westboro running an errand. We figured since we were there and they had hot dog vendors and it was dinnertime - why not? There's something about hot dogs from a street vendor or chip wagon. They taste so much better than if I made them at home!
Today we went to visit friends who've got a 2-week old little girl. While we were chatting, Brandon fell asleep in my arms. I was stunned. It was only 10:30ish in the morning! He hasn't taken a morning nap in nearly a year. He woke up about half an hour later in a much better mood. (For the record, I was also stunned that he took almost a 3 hour nap in the afternoon anyway - he was a tired monkey!)
It's been fun the last couple of months - I'm looking forward to what the rest of the summer will bring!