Dylan's New Games and Developments

In the past few days, Dylan has learned a few new games. The first one was pretty amazing to me: he started to pretend! Two days ago, he was running around the house saying, "Car, Mommy! Vroom!" When I asked him if he was a car, he nodded. Ever since then, he runs around periodically throughout the day pretending he's a car. He even has crashes and says, "Boom!" Obviously, that was learned from Daddy's video games! :) The other new game we've been playing is Follow the Leader. Actually, it's more like Simon Says but I don't think he would get the rules of Simon Says. So we sit together and say "Clap your hands!" and everyone claps. Or whatever else we think of: cover your eyes, wiggle your ears, touch your toes, etc. Dylan enjoys being the leader, too! He loves doing something and having Mommy and Daddy copy him. His other favorite game is a long standing one: running. There's something about running that this kid loves. When we are outside, he'll run back and forth and say, "Running, Mommy! Running!"

We've also been working on learning the sounds that letters make. I haven't been necessarily teaching the ABCs in order but he'll bring me a magnet letter from the fridge and show it to me so I can tell him what it is. It goes something like this:
Dylan: "MOMMY!" and opens his hand
Mommy: "That's a P. P says pah, pah"
Dylan: "Pah, pah."
Then he goes and gets all the other P's off the fridge and tells me that they all say pah.

Dylan has also been telling me that he's running away to Grandma's house because she has a truck. It goes like this:
Dylan: "Bye, bye Mommy," while carrying his snuggle shirt, my purse, his favorite toy, etc.
Mommy: "Where are you going, Dylan?"
Dylan: "Gamma (translation: Grandma)... truck... bye, bye"
Mommy: "You're running away to Grandma's because she has a truck?"
Dylan: "Uh huh! Bye, bye. Truck!"
That's right, Mommy has been demoted because Grandma has a truck!

We've changed Dylan's crib to a toddler bed. It's been going pretty well. It's actually been a lot easier than I was expecting. He lays down pretty easily but will cry for a few minutes. It's getting better though. Hopefully, he'll be in his big boy bed by the end of the month. :) My baby's getting so big!!

Well, that's all I can think of for now.
1 Response
  1. Megan Says:

    I love that he's started pretending. I remember the first time my oldest did that. She came over to me with an empty tights box and a spoon, dipping the spoon in and "eating." I asked her what she was doing and she said(with a big smile on her fac), "Mmmm, cookies." I love that age! So fun!

    I'm glad you're blogging again!

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