Monday, February 14, 2011

Orin's Latest Discoveries

Orin turns 2 in one week. The second year seemed to fly by much faster than the first. Here are the latest updates on what Orin enjoys doing and how he likes to spend his time.

-lining up his cars/alphabet magnets/animals/trains/little people/etc.
-reading books to himself while sitting on his little couch
-bringing mommy and daddy lots of books to read
-sleeping in a big boy bed and not getting out
-saying bless you after he or anyone sneezes
-coloring with markers or crayons
-playing play-doh
-finally facing forward in his car seat
-saying “mommy come” when he wants me to come play with him
-after taking amoxicillin for his ears, saying “one more medicine”
-telling us when he has to go poopy and actually going on the potty
-after going poop, asking for treats and requesting certain colored treats
-knows his colors and will tell us the colors of anything he’s playing with without being asked
-loves farm animals and the noises they make
-favorite song has ranged from “I Love You” from Barney to “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”
-Can count with us to 5- Once we start with number one, he’ll say 2, 3, 2, 5.
-Enjoys doing puzzles, especially those that make noise
-Sits at the kitchen table in a booster seat instead of in his high chair
-Loves to give group hugs to both mommy and daddy at the same time, and then finds it humorous to make mommy and daddy kiss by pushing our faces together
-very energetic and often lets that energy explode over into running, hitting, and wrestling
-hates to wear socks
-has no problem with us leaving him anywhere at anytime
-when daddy comes home it just makes his day! He instantly wants to wrestle and get tickled
-wears 2T and some 3T clothes
-Mommy brushes his teeth and then it’s Orin’s turn to brush his own teeth. We sing the ABCs for each turn.
-After mommy and daddy pray before bed, then Orin prays for what he is thankful for. This usually includes listing his cousins, papa, grandma, cookies, crackers, and shoes. Occasionally he mentions mommy, daddy, and baby.
-picks up mommy’s phone to call papa several times a day
-Takes a nap from 1-4, but usually wakes up sometime between 3 and 4. He lays in bed talking until I get him up out at 4.
-Sleeps with monkey and Wally
-Says “I love you more” in response to our saying “I love you Orin.”


Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Aw, this brings back memories (of 7 months ago, lol.) Adam used to count "1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2..."

Now, we're up to 11, but from there it goes 11, 8, 9, 10, 11, 8, 9, 10...I think it's because 11 rhymes with 7?

Elder Family said...

HA! Noah has been wanting seconds of his meds. for ear infection too. I guess I will be happy that it isn't a struggle to give it to him.