I wanted to do a post dedicated solely to my little Thomas and all the things he's doing and saying lately. I'm sure we'll look back on this later and smile!
Thomas is getting big! At 28 months, he is now about 36 inches (3 feet) tall and somewhere around 35 pounds. He is a solid little boy! He seems big for his age. He has a short buzz to his blonde hair. He has dark blue eyes that seem like they may be changing color. He’s got a big smile with adorable teeth and one dimple. He wears size 3T and size 6 ½ shoes.
He is so smart! He knows all his letters and can count to ten. He’s working on lowercase letters (he knows about 4/5 already!) and the sounds letters make as well as counting from 10 to 20. He knows all of his colors and shapes, including “zatewabe” (trapezoid) and “ottadon” (octagon), courtesy of a game on the kindle that he likes. He can even pick out triangles, squares, circles, etc. in the environment! He loves playing the kindle and will turn on shows on Netflix like Blue’s Clues or Dora or he will play puzzles or games.
He’s talking better and better each day. One of the funny things that he says is “Oh goodness!” (mimicking me, of course). He also can’t say “quack”—instead he says something awfully close to the “f” word! We can’t help laughing when he begs to read the book Little Quack! He asks for us to “Lay down a you” when we put him down for bed or for a nap. He also still talks in third person and says things like, “Hi, Thomas!” when he’s talking to us. He often calls oatmeal “meh” or “meuh” and says “seeder” for cereal. One of my favorite things he says recently is “Aw, come ‘mere!” while tilting his head to the side with his arms out for a hug and back pat. Adorable!
He loves singing songs and his favorite used to be “I Love to See the Temple”, but now seems to be what he calls “Soapy” (I’ve Traveled Around this Penopee). He also likes Turtle, “Poo Ply” (Shoo Fly), Popcorn Popping, I’m a Child of God, and just about any song he hears.
He LOVES the snow! When it finally snowed a week ago (here in Virginia), Thomas saw the ground covered in white and for a while kept calling it “bubbles.” When we went out, he loved stepping in it, throwing it at daddy and mommy, etc. Now whenever we see even a little patch of snow, he wants to touch it or step in it. He likes going for a walk to the bridge with his bucket that we fill with rocks and throwing the rocks into the river. He also loves reading books, playing with his letters, blocks, or train set, running back and forth in the apartment, coloring, and playing with playdoh.
He has had a few undesirable habits and mannerisms lately, including one where he will cry out/yell really loud out of the blue! He does this at home, in the car, and at church. It can be when he’s frustrated or just when the idea gets into his head! We are working on it… he usually gets a time out or a pat on the mouth when he does it. He also hits mommy, usually when he is angry or frustrated. He also usually gets a time out for this. In time out, he often doesn't stay on the chair and has to be put back over and over or held there. He can be very particular about his food and other things, getting really frustrated if it’s not the way he wants it. He wants to do everything himself, even when he can’t.
Most of the time, he’s an adorable little boy who is sure growing up! We love our little man.