Monday, June 27, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fun at the Fountain

We live a little less than a mile from a great shopping center, Fairfax Corner. They have an awesome movie theater, great restaurants and some interesting shops. In the summer they turn on their in-ground fountain and it turns into a wet wonderland for the kiddos. Parents put their kids in their swimsuits and bring a towel and just let the kids run through the fountain.

It has a changing pattern so it keeps the kids guessing where and when the water will come out.

We took Fletch for the first time this week. After about 5 minutes of apprehension and curiosity,

 he finally got soaked!

After that he was busy looking down spigots and getting a face full of water.

He yelled at them to try and make the water come out, which was a sight to see. It was a great way to cool off in this crazy heat we've been having. We only have a few full days left until Daddy is back at work during the day, so we're glad we got to go do this with Daddy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Big Week for Fletch

I posted on Facebook yesterday that Fletch said his first big sentence (big as in more than 2 words and commanding me to do something), which was "I don't wanna share!" I had given him my cup filled with a delicious smoothie and he did not want to give it back. Good thing my feelings weren't hurt ;) How could they when we started giggling immediately. I'll get cracking on those manners, promise!

We got Fletch a potty seat a few months ago, just to introduce him to the concept. He had been telling us when he went potty and watching us. I figured it wouldn't hurt. The past few weeks, we have sporadically put him on the potty after he wakes up or if he mentions it. He peed for the first time a few weeks ago on Daddy's birthday. He has done it here and there since then. Today was his crowning achievement!

I put him on the pot right after his afternoon nap and we got some pee...HOORAY...but then I saw some grunting action going on. We waited patiently and TA-DA...

Maybe it's the new reward of M&M's that has inspired him to get the job done! We know there is a long road ahead in this process, but we are pretty excited nonetheless.