1:49 PM Marcie Parson 0 Comments

We finally saw some much-needed warm weather this month! It was up in the 70s for a few weeks, and we were just soaking it up! We went to a park every day that we could and ended up going several times with different friends each time. We even went swimming a handful of times.

First we went swimming at the Lone Tree rec center with Chase & Camden to celebrate Chase's birthday. It was super cool and even had a little zero entry splash area for the babies. On a warmer day we tried out our apartment complex pool which is actually heated! Max was dying to try out the pool since he saw other kids swimming, but he was a little hesitant when he got in. A few days later we ordered him a puddle jumper, and when we took him again, he loved swimming with his puddle jumper! It was so stinking fun that I didn't even get my phone out to take a single picture. I hope he loves swimming this summer.

... and the next week it snowed ...

Craig had a family medicine rotation with a pretty great schedule, however he was spending every spare minute studying for boards. He took boards at the end of the month and we are THRILLED they are over! His last big exams for at least 3 years! Hoorayyy! He had a few days off after his boards, so we went to the Children's Museum one day, ate lots of good food, and watched a lot of movies. We made a fort in our living room one day, and Max has asked to build a fort every day since!

At 20 months, Max is quickly approaching the terrible twos and I am crossing my fingers they aren't too terrible. He is becoming quite the opinionated little guy about everything from food to books to clothes. He has mini tantrums and is starting to throw things when he's mad, which is slightly concerning.

He looooves to "cuhcuh" with chalk, crayons, pens, anything he can get his hands on. And then he orders me to draw him dinosaurs and stars. He still is pretty antisocial with other kids, but he loves his friend Briella. She is the only one he asks for at church or whose name he says.

He is learning songs and it is SO stinking cute. He loves if you're happy and you know it, head shoulder knees and toes, itsy bitsy spider, wheels on the bus, and twinkle twinkle. He usually only does the hand motions, but every once in a while I catch him "singing" totally on his own doing the motions and it is the sweetest thing. He is finally starting to engage at storytime (we go to the library once or twice a week), whereas before he would cling to me and only watch the other kids from a distance.

He is getting so much better at shapes! He loves to identify circles wherever we go ("kirkle! kirkle!") and can also say square, oval, star, and heart. He's learning colors too but basically just tries to repeat them after I say them and doesn't identify them yet. His fake counting is still going strong (do, do, do, do, DA!).
Finding circles at the Denver Botanic Gardens

He has recently become obsessed with the vacuum ("bacbac"). At first he just really wanted ME to vacuum. Every day. And then he wanted to help. And now he just wants me to get the vacuum out for him and let him vacuum. The other day he dragged the vacuum around (turned off) for almost 30 minutes!! He was literally sweating and red in the face, but so stinking happy. Until I finally put it away. I really need to buy him a mini vacuum.
Sweaty and happy post-vacuuming... but before I put it away and the crying ensued
He loves dinosaurs, crocodiles (croco), Mickey Mouse, and watching Sesame Street (always points to the tv and asks, elmo?). He's started to shrug his shoulders and twist his hands when he's asking for something he knows we won't give him (ie. more applesauce or elmo), and it is so stinking hilarious. Where did he learn to turn on the sweet boy charm?