Friday, March 18, 2011

Being a big boy

Lately, Stephen has been doing some big boy things. I haven't yet gotten a picture of the funniest thing that he does as a "big boy" - he likes to go to the pantry and pick out his own snack. He opens the doors, and roots around until he finds something he wants (usually Teddy Grahams or Vanilla Wafers...), gets it out, closes the door, and brings the box to either Mom or Dad. Hysterical!

Stephen's grandparents are visiting from Tucson, and one day, Grandma needed to move the car in the driveway, so Stephen went for a ride (don't worry, they didn't even go on to the street!).

Now that the weather has gotten nicer again, we've been able to go back to the park. And when we go to the playground, Stephen RUNS everywhere! He especially loves the tube slide still...

This time, Stephen hightailed it to the "big" swing. We asked him several times if he was sure he wanted to try it, as in the past he has been less than successful at balancing himself and holding on well, but he insisted. He did really well with it! He really enjoyed the big swing, and didn't fall off once! Next up, we'll have to work on pumping his legs.

Since this week was spring break, there were no swim lessons, but at his last lesson last week, his dad reported that he actually blew a bubble in the pool. Only one, but it was better than his regular behavior of DRINKING the pool water! Since we didn't have lessons this week, we've been taking him to open swim time at the YMCA for practice. Stephen has already come a long way when it comes to jumping in!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Stephen was pretending to be Daddy by wearing his sunglasses...

He also likes to sneak upstairs to his office and sit in the desk chair. The boy loves his daddy for sure!