j. wyeth hunt iv
age: 2 years, 2 months
weight: 31 pounds
height: 35.5 inches
tricks: much to our delight, wyeth's imagination is churning in full gear these days. just yesterday, he put a blanket over his head and wandered around the backyard pretending to be invisible then scare us. he also has full on conversations with himself and his brother, although only they know what's truly being spoken. this kid is hilarious. and dramatic. he rarely has tantrums, but he does frequently slowly drop to the floor, roll over, spread his arms and legs out, open his mouth and eyes real wide, and sigh, exasperated from putting up with us, his lame-o parents. it's insanely funny. he's added more words, making him even more entertaining. he looks more like a boy and less like a baby, he has become wildly attached to his brother, and he continues to be fiercely independent, exploring on the beach by himself or wandering up to a slide at the park all alone. he has, though, developed a little bit of stranger anxiety. he'll dip his chin down and snuggle up to my chest and get very quiet when new people talk to him. he's also become possessive of objects, whereas before he could care less if a toy was taken from him. we've been practicing sharing (I find myself saying "Good sharing, Daddy!" when John passes me the potatoes at dinner, ha!) He continues to roar, day and night, and likes to point out all of the things he knows in books (just last night he showed me a kite. i didn't even know he KNEW what a kite was! sponges, toddler are.)
likes: he is such a carnivore! he always eats the meat first and askes for "moooooore". hot dogs, steaks, pork, chicken, sausage, anything meaty (sometimes i wonder if he's really my child). he continues to love the outdoors, picking up sticks, feeding the chicken, playing in the dirt. his favorite movie is the lion king, he carries around a toy tiger, and climbs to the top of the playground, squats down, and slowly rises up as he lets out his deep roar. at night we read a book with safari animals in it and he always skips to the page with the lions. (he also loves the blue horse in brown bear brown bear) he LOVES his uncle aidan and our friends phila, lucy, and franco (whom wyeth calls Ganco). they run laps around the living room and down the hallway and back, giggling the whole time. he also enjoys the company of his cousin Finn (whom he calls Ninley, and Finley calls Wyeth Wy-weth). he got a cape for his second birthday (see below). he is convinced he actually has magical powers while wearing it and most days refuses to take it off, even while sleeping.
alsos: slowly but surely wyeth has resumed sleeping through the night. it's still a crap shoot and i don't want to jinx anything, but we're getting back to sanity. he has like a million teeth, likes to pour water on his head in the bathtub, and pats your back when he gives you a hug.
age: 8 months
weight: 20 pounds
height: ?? inches
tricks: this boy is moments away from crawling! he rolls over onto his belly, lifts his butt up, pushes his arms up, and rocks. at any moment he is just going to GO! he holds his own bottle these days, quite convenient but also a little sad. he sits up and gives the biggest, heartiest belly laughs at even a glance in his direction. he says "dada", he squeals, he babbles, and i think i heard his say "mama" last night-- but it's not official, i only THINK i heard it (wishful thinking? haha) KJ is particularly adept at making a huge mess of whatever food he is eating, especially avocado.
likes: he loves sophie the giraffe. he loves sleeping with these little bunny blanket things. he loves putting everything in his mouth. he loves to feed himself, especially avocados, blueberries, and quinoa. he also really liked the orechiette pasta we had the other night. he will sit for hours outside, watching the clouds roll over the sky and the wind blow through the trees. his big, wide, blue eyes just soak it all in. he also LOVES the boat. i swear if he could talk, he would yell "faster, dad!" a little daredevil on our hands, perhaps. he loves holding hands with his brother and sometimes, he just wants to be held. can't say i blame him. he also loves splashing like a madman in the bath and the bay. boy loves the water.
alsos: with the addition of real food into his diet, kenson's reflux has been so much better! he still fights it, but he only requires three or four outfits a day instead of a trillion. he did send us to the ER again (2 times in 8 months is uncool.) he had a fever for a few days but was eating, drinking, and the like normally. i took him to the doctor the morning of the third day and i was warning about roseola, or german measles. a relatively harmless problem that would result in a red rash after the fever broke. sure enough, the rash appeared the following day. and by the time i returned from work, it was all over. but the fever didn't break, it wasn't where the doctor said, and kenson suddenly seemed incredibly unhappy. so any call to the doctor's office at 5:00PM on a Friday is going to result in a visit to the ER. away we went, and of course everything was perfectly fine. better safe than sorry, but that's such a hard decision to make. a baby's health isn't something you really want to risk. but he has since recovered and is back to his normal happy self!
|Wyeth and Ganco having ice cream|
|Favorite toy, $2 at Savers|
|Super W and Super Aidan|
|Avocado and quinoa|
|Cape on, Lion in hand|
|Mid-roar at his eggs|
|Ridiculously in love|
|W and KJ on the swings|
|KJ <3s Sophie|
|Best buds on the boat|
|Frozen pizza crust|
|Holding bottle / Holding tiger|
|I imagine I will be seeing this exact picture in about 20 years.|
|Dream big, kids.|