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Monday, September 29, 2014

Kingsley is Potty Trained!

 My sweet Kingsley is Potty Trained!! 9.29.14Seriously everything comes so easily with this kid I'm SO lucky. He has always watched mom and dad go to the bathroom and was very interested and had randomly gone poop on the potty a couple times. So we explained that he would get a treat (chocolate) every time he used the potty, and a paw patrol toy every time he went the whole day without any accidents. Kingsley caught on so quickly as you can see by his chart below it only took a couple days and he was potty trained!
He cared more about the treats and stickers than about the toys, but either way we were thrilled to see his cute buns in undies :)
 So proud of this little dude. He seriously made potty training a dream! We didn't have to use a little potty or anything, he is the best!
Crossing my fingers that Hudson is as easy to train as his brother!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hudson is 10 months!

Late as ever, but Hudson is ten months! I can't believe how much faster it goes with the second one!!
This poor little peanut has had a rough month. He basically had a double ear infection, and cold all month :( I had to take him in twice to get a higher dose of medication because he just couldn't get rid of the ear infection. There was a week where he had the worst diaper rash due to constant diarrhea, and he threw up a couple times a day. He was miserable, it was so sad. Some of it is because he has been sick, but this little one is super needy. He always needs me to be holding him, or near where he is playing. He can only play or entertain himself for about 15min max before he comes to find me. He very much wants to interact & be played with. He does not enjoy just exploring around alone. Sometimes he whines for you to pick him up, points at a couple things, wants you to put him down & then whines to be picked up again. he is nervous to be left with Kingsley because he likes to smother him, but he usually freaks out every time I leave the room he's in.
Huddy has started to talk a little bit more. Besides momma and dadda he now says "Huddy" and "ball". It is so cute as he sits and plays and says his name over and over. Hudson is also so close to walking! He can stand up all by himself and has taken 4-5 steps in a row. He loves to walk around while we hold his hands. He can be scary since he is so daring. He loves climbing up the stairs, up on the couch, or anything. 

Hudson loves to play with toys or wreck whatever Kingsley has built. He loves dumping out Diesel's water bowl & putting his hands in the toilet, the little stinker! He loves reading books. His favorite is "peek a who" which has a mirror at the back. Honestly when he's freaking out in the car (which he still hates) a book is the only thing that can calm him down an entertain him.
Hudson still loves his bottles. He will only finish 6oz or less in one sitting. He drinks about four a day, one when he wakes up, two before naps, and one when he goes to bed at night. Hudson is getting a lot pickier on what he eats. If I give him anything new he makes sure to pull it out of his mouth and look at it before he tests it out. He hasn't done baby food for a while now because he wants to eat whatever Kingsley is. For breakfast he usually eats oatmeal, but will occasionally eat toast or cereal. For lunch he likes mac & cheese, chicken, rice, chicken noodle soup, biscuits, or bits of sandwich. For Dinner he eats mostly whatever we are but especially loves fries & pizza. Super healthy I know. He especially loves anything he can feed himself and loves to use the spoon to suck off food. He still has no teeth so I have to be careful not to give him big pieces to choke on. He also loves to drink water out of a sippy cup.
Hudson's schedule is pretty consistent still. We put him down at 8pm and he wakes up around 8am. He then goes back down at 11 for an hour or hour and a half, I then put him back down with King for a second nap for an hour or so.
We just love this baby of ours, his sweet dimpled smile melts my heart!

Kingsley lately

While doing Hudson's monthly updates Kingsley always wants to jump in the photos. So I figured it's about time for a little update on him. Kingsley is currently 28 months.
Where do I even begin to describe this kid. He is just so easy and happy going. He loves T.V and would watch all day if I let him. The shows he likes most are paw patrol, bubble guppies, and wally kazam. His favorite movies are Dumbo, Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Ariel. Kingsley absolutely loves to play outside! Our yard is a little difficult since we are on a busy rode and the back yard has steep rocks. He does love to play with the water table we put out back even though he is always soaking when he's finished. He especially loves when we go over to grandma JUJU's because he can jump on the tramp, swing on the neighbors swings, or ride his scooter. He is so good on his scooter and loves to be just like his uncle Jacky. He loves to ride it to the park and has even started doing jumps.
Kingsley is so smart! He loves to do flash cards with animals on it. He can also count to ten and is getting better at his colors. He speaks really well, and remembers anything we say.
This kid is half way potty trained, I am going to get serious about training him this week. He already goes poop on the potty and has for a couple months, now we just have to work on going pee. He can pull down his pants and hop up on the big toilet by himself. He was never a fan of the small potty.
My new favorite thing Kingsley does is sing in the car. It's basically the cutest thing ever!
Kingsley is a very polite boy, always saying please, bless you, and thank you. He is a big helper to me. He will clean up his toys, feed Diesel, throw things away, and bring me things I ask for. He loves helping me clean too.
Sometimes Kingsley is not so great with Hudson. He wants to play with him but usually just smashes him or knocks him over. I am sure he will love it when Hudson is old enough to actually play with him. Kingsley eats the typical kid food such as nuggets, mac & cheese, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are probably his favorite. This kid especially loves sweets. Cookies, Ice Cream and Chocolate is his favorite. :) My growing boy now wears 2T tops but still 18-24m bottoms.
We just love this sweet Kingsley. He is the best!