All that to say it's catch up time...
(please take note...boy kissing his dog...awwww, and hubs wearing a shirt that says "I Beat Anorexia"....snort)
-We went up to SF for about 4 days over New Years, had our Christmas with hub's side of the family. We actually left the boy overnight with Nana and Papa and went OUT for New Years Eve with my sister in law and her hubby. And by out, I mean we went to a BAR and drank actual BOOZE...and after that headed to a party with a bunch of their friends. It was fun, and just nice to actually be out on the town like grown-ups instead of sitting on our couch in an onion dip coma watching the ball drop while hubs drinks root beer and I drink champagne by myself....ha!
-What with all the holiday traveling, and visiting....adam went into full on potty training regression. It almost felt like we had to start all over from square one when we got home. He's doing great now and can usually go to school and not have any accidents, but there are times when I get distracted and don't take him on a regular basis...and he's not so great at TELLING me he has to go BEFORE he goes....so we do still have accidents from time to time. Overall, he's doing awesome though. He doesn't have to be king of his own throne, which is great because we can go anywhere...even if there is no potty seat, he doesn't care. So we don't even use the potty chair anymore, we got a toilet seat with a kids seat built in. So far so good. Still using Pull-Ups at bedtime though, and I don't even have the slightest clue how to ditch that...so for now, we'll stick with what we're doing. Also, don't have any idea how to teach him to stand up and go...hmmmm, must google that at some point. I dread the mess.
-In January, Adam finally decided that preschool is actually a pretty awesome place, and is now fully excited to go. He actually runs to the car shouting "yay! school!" (and every time I think "is this really MY kid?"). If he's not running into the teacher's arms, then he's grabbing some random kid and dragging them off to play. It's SOOOOO much nicer dropping him off now that there's no tears or screaming or even pouting. SIGH...I thought we'd never get here.
Also, the fact that he's playing with other kids and making friends is huge. My little social recluse is coming out of his shell...we've even had playdates with some other boys from school...amazing.
(thanks for my beeee-yooootiful flowers hubs!)
and yes, he now refers to himself in the third person for many things. "adam's hungry" - "That's adam's chair" - "Adam's going potty" - "can Adam have it please?"
What the hell is THAT about? It's like an episode of Seinfeld around here lately. And since when did my kid start speaking in sentences? I swear it happened overnight. We have actual conversations now, it's WEIRD. He says the word "delicious" now. (course it comes out like "mmmm dewishus!" but still)
I'm just stunned at how he's growing and learning...I'm soaking it all up like a sponge these days. I'm feeling like those baby days are behind us...thank God he'll always have those squishy cheeks! (sorry kid, your mom still has em, you're dad still has em - you're STUCK with em)