Monday, 29 October 2007

I'm having an elephant.

We're expecting our second child in early April, 2008. We have done everything we can to keep Ryan as involved with this pregnancy as he can understand to be. He likes to pat my tummy and say "hi baby, love you" and kisses my tummy too. He is just so sweet!

We like to ask him questions about the baby and tell him things about how he's going to be a big brother to a little brother or sister. I asked him one day "Is mammy gonna have a little brother for you?" He says "No". I said "A little sister?". He says"No". I said "Is mammy going to have a baby giraffe?" He says "No." I said "Is mammy going to have a baby elephant?" He replies "YEAH, EPHANT!" Oh my. The mind of a two year old.

Having a two-year old is so much fun!

I am literally in awe when I watch Ryan, daily. The things he does to teach himself new things, the things he does to play, the things he does when he wants attention and the things he does when he's not behaving all have me bewildered at his innocence. He just brings a smile to my face each and every day and when he is being naughty I still have to turn away 90% of the time because I just can't resist laughing at the things he does.

His vocabulary has sky-rocketed! He is bringing up new words and phrases every day and even mulitple times a day! He can now (almost) count to 10. Which really surprises me. He counts "one, two, three, four, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!" (said like: one, two, free, four, thixth, evnan, eight, nine, TEN!) He sings to me now. I love it. He doesn't even know half the words but he still sings and makes me smile. And one of the newest things is telling things that they're bad if they hurt someone. Mike was playing with Ryan the other day and had a car that has a mouth that moves near his foot. Mike says to Ryan "Oh no Ryan! The car is biting daddy's foot!" To which Ryan replies (by moving the car) "BAD CAR! No Bite daddy!" Too cute in my opinion.

What's the point of a blog?

What's the point of a blog when you don't use it? I had every intention of keeping this up to date with news and such, but with working and wanting to spend as much time as possible with Ryan when I get home I just haven't had the time to write. I will do better. I promise.