Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sawyer's Chugga Chugga Two Two Birthday Bash

We just got our photos in from our wonderful photography Jen who shot Sawyer's 2nd birthday party. We had a Train-themed party at Dynamics Gymnastics because honestly this boy just wants to play. Instead of doing a posed session for his two-year-old pics, I decided to hire a photographer to come and take pictures of Sawyer in his "real" state...running, jumping, playing, being a wild boy! She did such a great job and I think it shows his vivacious personality!
Here are some of my favorites from the day, see all the pictures here:

we actually found time to get a family shot
a little friendly race against his girlfriend Paisley

He loves his Mawmaw

Auntie Trina 

Daddy doing flips

tackling Grandpa

Oliver + Aleah

Cousin Kaiden!

Little Miss Paisley

Elliot's stunning eyes!

Sawyer's best gymnastic friend Lena
Let's eat cake!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two's room update

Sawyer spent this last week transitioning into his new classroom, the Two's Room.
While this may not seem like a big deal, it involves a lot of changes. And of course, I like to document because I like to hold these moments dear.

First, new teachers: He definitely loves his new teachers but still is struggling not seeing his old teachers ( had a brief breakdown when he saw his other class across the room at chapel).

Second, new students: He was the oldest in the infant room and he definitely "ruled the roost". Now he is the as you can imagine he has a whole new dynamic with those around him.

Third, new schedule: While the major things stay the same (meals + napping), there are many new activities for him to learn, like yoga and my personal favorite Potty Training!

Finally, Potty training: Yes, I already mentioned this but it is important and is worth emphasizing. Every hour they take them to the potty to "try" even if they are still in a diaper. They give me a full report of how he did that day. I am very HAPPY to announce he peed on the potty friday! He is even running to the potty by himself at home. While I know this is just the beginning, it gives me hope!

I have already noticed a huge change in his language. He is using more sentences versus one-word answers. We were at the store the other night and he wanted a toy while we were leaving. I said "Sawyer time to put it back", his response..."Well Buy It!" This is definitely new!

Here are some snapshots of his first full day in his new classroom.

When I came to pick him up, he looked very relaxed and at home

I love their class discussions on emotions
This just makes me laugh! 

Sawyer's cubby
As you can see from the right column, "T" means Try and the "P" at 4 pm means he Peed!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sawyer: 24 Months

Enjoying his birthday pancake at Gailey's

Happy Birthday to Sawyer!!!! He is officially 2 years old as of 3:59 PM today. While he totally acts like a two-year old, it's hard for me to believe it is already here. He blesses us each and every day and we are so thankful to be his parents.
We celebrated Sawyer's birthday yesterday with a small gymnastics party and today I was able to take off work to spend the day with the birthday boy and John. We started with his favorite breakfast at Gailey's and had his 2-year checkup with his pediatrician and then we spent the rest of the day playing.
Thanks for all his wonderful family and friends who have helped celebrate or wished him Happy Birthday...he is one happy little boy!

Weight32 lbs. 8 oz. (90th percentile) -- at his first birthday he was 21 pounds

Height: 2 ft. 11 in. (75th percentile) -- at his first birthday he was 2 ft. 5 in.

Eating: Loves to snack but not into meals right now. His favorites are fruit snacks, oatmeal, hamburgers (only Wendy's), cereal, turkey dogs, smoothies and yogurt (and of course ice cream and frosty's)
he loves smoothies!!

Sleeping: Still a great sleeper. Goes to bed about 7:30 pm each night and wakes around 7 or 8 am.

Clothing2T and some 3T in shirts. 2T in pants, size 6-7 shoes

Diapers: size 6, hopefully the last size he has to wear. Starting pull ups this week too.

Playing: Obsessed with playing hockey right now, every day when we pick him up that is the first thing he wants to do. He has his red hockey stick and he puts Shrek in as goalie and he pretends he is the Oshie (as in TJ Oshie, from the Blues). He pretends to ice skate and even pauses and says "Zamboni, clean ice." He has also started to play pretend a lot and nurture his stuffed toys. He will tuck them in and read them a book/sing them a song like he is putting them to sleep. He feed his minion and even put a diaper on him the other day.
putting Stewart to bed
Teething:  All his teeth are in, except the molars.
Got a hair cut before his big party
Talking:  What doesn't he say? I really can't keep track. He has increased his 2 and 3-word sentences and knows how to tell us exactly what he wants. He counted to 10 last week on his own in the back seat while watching Elmo. He also is starting to distinguish between Right and Left (mostly because of playing hockey). He also can say most of the alphabet with help. Colors are someone of a struggle for him. He knows all of them, he just gets caught on labeling them..he has mastered Red and Blue though. One of my favorite phrases is "Come on guys" when he wants us to go somewhere.

Potty Training: We have been talking about it a lot more lately and if he sits on the potty he gets a sticker. Not much success yet though.

Other Developments: He starts in his new classroom tomorrow Feb. 18. He will be with all 2 and 3-year olds, which will be great for him. They have a small potty that they start to work on potty training. I am so excited for this new challenge for him and can't wait to see how much he develops. He has also been taking gymnastics now for over a month and has show significant improvement. He is following instructions and taking turns. He can do all the flips and obstacles almost on his own. It has been a great way foster his energy!!
It was a nice day (in the 50s) just like the day he was born


Don't worry I had a photographer there to get some of the birthday boy :)

The adorable cake, thanks to Lauren


We had a very romantic valentine's Friday with our animated little guy 
Talking on the phone with Siri

A stop at Hurts Donut