Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Break, Part 2 - Big Boy Toys

The one thing that Elias always associates with Granddad is a tractor. Granddad has given Elias a couple toy tractors, and if you ask him who drives them, he'll always say Granddad. (See old video here.) So imagine his delight when we actually got to see Granddad's REAL tractor!Here's a video of him riding on it with Daddy. He even gets to steer the wheel, and he says "Up" and "Down" when Daddy controls the bucket.

Then in the garage behind the tractor, Justin found the little red wagon that he used to play on when he was a little boy. So he took Elias for a spin on that too.Here's a short video of Elias saying "Whee!" during the ride. He thought it was fun!

Spring Break, Part 1 - Nana & Granddad's House

For Spring Break last week, we took a vacation to Nana & Granddad's house in Kentucky. I'm going to do a series of posts with pictures and videos of our trip, so keep checking back for more!

Nana & Granddad's house is so much fun because they live on a lake and have a dock and a big yard. Elias loved being able to look out the windows and see the water, and he especially loved walking down to the water and going out on the dock!
Walking down the hill with Daddy & Granddad:On the dock with Daddy:I think it's neat that we did the same thing for Spring Break last year, so here's almost exactly the same picture from exactly a year ago! My precious boys. What a difference a year makes!

And then walking back up the hill. Elias has never walked up and down such big hills, but he tackled these ones like a champ.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I Walk Around

I have no idea where Elias got this, but he suddenly likes to grab a toy and then walk around the house saying "I walk around. I'm walkin'. I walk, walk, walk!" He'll seriously do this for 15 minutes. What a hoot!

I have no idea why he needs to hold Tippy the Turtle behind his back while he's walkin'. My favorite part is at the end when he flops on the couch and says "I'm sleepin'!"

This does show, though, how he's doing great at making sentences. He says things like "I want to," and "More crackers, please." I am so proud of how quickly he's learning!

Make sure to scroll down if you're not using a reader - I posted 3 more blogs yesterday too!

Fun in a Box

We recently had someone give us some advice to give Elias a box to play with so he can learn how to climb in and out. So I gave him a box, which he does like to climb in and out of, but he also loves to play with it in other ways!

He likes to stand in it:Sit in it (and look exceptionally cute, I might add!):And he also likes to open and close the flaps. He actually tore open the bottom part too, so he could crawl all the way through it. So he would put it over his head and let his feet poke out the bottom.My silly boy! We're not hurting for entertainment around here.

Yummy for the Tummy

Elias is talking SO MUCH! He's doing great at echoing whatever we say, and he's learning how to express himself with words too. This gives me hope that at some point he'll be able to express his needs WITHOUT throwing a tantrum first!

We always exclaim over his food about how yummy it is as he's eating, and I recently taught him to say "Yummy for the tummy!" (Well, he says "Yummy the tummy," but I think that's close enough.) He always associates that with Elmo because he has an Elmo toy where you can press his body parts and he'll say the name out loud, and tummy is one of them.

When I took this video, he has just eaten breakfast and was playing in the kitchen, and he was saying "Yummy the tummy!" over and over again.

Swish, Swash, Swoosh

Elias is growing up so fast! It's really a shame I don't blog more because he is just a piece of work! We've been battling illness around here - both me and Elias - for the past month, so that has just had me in survival mode. (Justin hasn't been sick at all... He claims he drinks his coffee so strong that no germs can survive in his body!) Anyhow, I'm going to try to do a marathon tonight of video editing and blog posting, so expect several blogs in a row here!

Elias likes to steal my kitchen towels and the arm covers off the couch. He loves to play peekaboo under them, or he likes it when I drape a towel over his head and he shakes his head until it falls off. Here's a video of two other things he likes to do with them. He'll hold one in each hand and twirl around saying "Twirl, twirl, twirl!" or he'll swing them back and forth and say "Swish, swash, swoosh!" So silly!