Friday, April 25, 2014

So proud of my baby

who would yell and say he's not a baby anymore! With all the tribulations of having a threenager whose mood swings from maniacally ecstatic to the heart-wrenching wailing (no cause needed) is physically tiring, I really need to remember to document all the good days we have with Oli. He's really such a good boy, most of his tantrums are at dropping play and eating dinner. However, I bet our neighbors think we are strangling his favorite pet right in front of his eyes, if they were to analyze the echoes of cries seeping underneath our entrance door into the hallways.

I said I'd focus on the good.

We watched a precious 2.5 year old for our friends Gill & Gina a few days ago. Dale is so cute and Oli is a big fan of "baby Dale." So much so that after an initial meltdown, that probably resulted from me feeding Dale and ignoring Oli, Oli followed Dale around all evening. If Dale was on the ground, Oli was on the ground. If Dale was playing Alphabet games on his iPad, Oli was doing the same. Aren't they just adorable together?
This was their favorite position
I think they are on eTrade

Another event where Oliver just totally stole my heart by being on his best behavior. We took him to the zoo last Sunday. I had him in the Ergo, on my back and it was perfect. The weather was nice, the animals were out. He asked me once that he wanted to walk and I explained that by being on my back, he could see all the animals easier. 3 times when he spied the carousel, he said he wanted to go on it, and I told him as soon as we'd seen the animals and were ready for lunch, he could get on the carousel. The kid didn't argue even once. I expected a tantrum at least about the carousel and definitely by the third time, but no, he said "ok," and we walked on by. He said he was tired after we saw the elephants and it was close to his lunch time, so I asked if he wanted to go eat. He said "First I want the carousel, then I will be tired." LOL I love him!

Here's a photo of us with the cheetah:

1 comment:

Gill Brown said...

So awesome that you documented these moments between Oli and Dale! They really do well together. What handsome lads! Maybe they'll look back on these photos and agree :)