How did that happen?!?! Time is flying by! I thought time slows down once babies/toddlers hit the major milestones but time just seems to be going faster now! This summer especially! It's almost gone and we haven't even done much - no big trips out of the area yet! Last weekend, Caydin had a great time with his friends at his gymboree birthday party! I was sooooo thankful to do it inside and probably will for the next few summers! Baby #2 will have to do his parties at home since his a "fall" baby and the weather will hopefully not be as hot as it is in July!
Here are some of the decorations we had at Caydin's party (we weren't allowed a whole bunch!)
We went with a Garbage truck theme this year and focused on the colors yellow and green! I think everything came out really cute and I really didn't have to do much!
I wanted to write down some of Caydin's big accomplishments over the past year (so I'll remember!)
Caydin started Gymboree classes and is learning to follow directions given to him by other adults (i.e. sitting, performing different tasks on the equipment, listening to others read stories.)
Caydin's vocabulary is growing by the minute! He talks NONSTOP these days.
Caydin LOVES all things that move, especially those with wheels. Garbage trucks, contruction trucks, cars, trains, space shuttles, airplanes, emergency vehicles..
Caydin knows quite a few letters and numbers. The first letters he learned were A, B, S, T, and M. He still likes to count 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 20 but does a good job counting to 10 when he slows down and uses objects to help him.
Caydin switched into his toddler bed in April (I think) and potty trained in June. After only 2 days of accidents, Caydin figuring how to go peepee and has very few accidents since we started (like maybe 5 total!) Caydin prefers to go poop in a diaper but has used the potty a couple times! He only wears a diaper/pull-up at bedtime (not naptime) but is almost always dry. I'm basically just using up his diapers/pull-ups that are open -then he'll start wearing his underwear to bed! Hooray!!!
Caydin asks questions all the time and has just started using the word "why?"
Caydin recognizes places and knows exactly where he wants to go. "Grandma's house" "grocery store" "zoo" "Disney World" etc
Always asks for "2 more minutes" when its time to do something else.
Is still a Mama's boy!!
Is very excited about his baby brother and asks for him to "come out" a lot.
Eats a lot! Loves cheeseburgers, hotdogs, yogurt, pancakes, pasta, applesauce, and fruit.
Hates green vegetables and banana's.
I'm sure there is a ton of things I've forgetting!