- Sun, Nov 15, 2009 /
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Well, well, well. I guess it’s time for an update. Finally! We haven’t even taken pictures of Andrew since Halloween. It’s so dark out when we get home, it’s pretty much eat and then get into the bedtime routine or off to a game of some sort, get pajamas on before we leave because Andrew falls asleep within the 2 minutes it takes to get home from the gym.
Andrew just loves going to the Bison games! In fact, when we drove into the driveway the other day, he got upset. We had driven by NDSU on the way home from daycare to watch the football practice under the lights for a few minutes, so I think he had in his mind that we were going to a game that night. He is so well behaved at the games. He likes to watch the game some of the time and then read some books, have some snacks, and look at the game program. He is always looking for daddy’s picture in the program as well as pictures of Bison or action shots of the players. We have a really fun time at basketball games because we get to sit with our “kid” friends.
You can add peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the top of Andrew’s favorite foods list. The only funny thing is that after I cut it into smaller pieces, he likes to eat it with a spoon. I think it keeps his hands cleaner that way. He doesn’t like when his fingers get sticky. He will also sense when there is food on his face and tries to blot it off with a napkin. It is too funny. Keep a few more favorite foods on the list including pizza, grilled cheese, bread, cereal, tacos, barbecues, yogurt, fruit snacks, pop tarts, pancakes, waffles, and crackers.
Andrew is really starting to communicate better with us now. He is definitely finding ways to tell us what he wants. He still gets frustrated at times, but it’s getting much easier. Andrew is really getting a mind of his own and knows what he does and does not want. He has learned the word “no.” It can be a good thing to tell us when he doesn’t want something, but also a hard thing as he will resist what mom and dad need him to do. He is mostly laid back and agreeable to what we want him to do, but gets a little edgy when he’s hungry or tired and that’s when the attitude comes out. He will even throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way. I guess it’s just a glimpse of the terrible twos on their way!
NDSU Basketball season is in full swing now for Ryan. We survived the first road trip. It was a short 3 day trip. There are many more to come and a couple of really long ones – so we are praying for nice weather -- no blizzards to block us in the driveway and no flight delays.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!