Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sayer

Sayer is almost 2 1/2. He is turning out to be just as crazy as his brother. Different, but still just as crazy. Sayer has got to be one of the pickiest eaters out there. He basically lives off of yogurt, fruit and crackers. There are a few other things that he will eat, like chicken, bread, cucumbers, carrots, dry cereal, but none of them are very consistent. Sayer is VERY emotional! When you tell him he can't have something, or if Asher is teasing him, or he accidentally gets sprayed with water... you would think that he broke his arm or something the way he cries. It is SO dramatic. I can't handle it actually. It drives me crazy.
He is turning into quite the talker. I love listening to him talk because he annunciates every part of the word. It's really cute. He still gets the phrasing mixed up, but he is quite the conversationalist. I think he has a little OCD in him. When he is trying to get your attention to show or tell you something, he will repeat himself over and over again until you acknowledge that you heard him and repeat what he said. One time Nate let him go for like 5 minutes without answering him. "daddy. daddy. daddy. dadda." For 5 minutes. Awesome. When we are reading books and he sees something in the book that he wants to show you, he will grab your face and turn it so that he can be sure you are looking where he wants you to. It was cute for maybe the first 5 times he did it. Now it drives me crazy. He loves music and likes to sing. Sometimes we hear him in his bed at night, singing to himself before he falls asleep. My favorite is to listen to him sing twinkle twinkle little star. He also does this really funny voice. Kind of low and raspy, like a monster. I can't even describe it, but it's really funny. I will have to get him on video doing it sometime. He thinks he's quite the comedian, always putting on a show, pulling faces, doing funny voices. He definitely knows how cute he is and milks it for all it's worth. We think he was meant for the stage, being the overly dramatic, animated little thing that he is. He also does the best sommersaults. He even points his toes and keep his legs together and straight. Love it.
He has gotten really good at riding his scooter and loves to do whatever Asher is doing. He loves his big brother. Whenever Sayer has to take a nap, he asks "Asher take nap too?" He doesn't want to miss out on anything. When he wakes up and Asher is gone or asleep, he asks "where Asher?" It's really sweet. I also love the way he says Barty, again, I can't even describe, but it's cute.
This summer, Sayer has learned to love to swim. He can't really swim or anything yet, but he loves going in the shallow areas and jumping and splashing around. This makes me happy because at the beginning of the summer, he was terrified to even get in. He's getting so good at pretending, he loves trains and dinosaurs and books. He also loves to play with his baby bear and wrap it up in a blanket or towel and pretend to put it to bed. Today in church, he had these two tiny dinosaurs and was pretending to put them to bed. He didn't have any cloth or blankets or anything, but was pinching at the air and pretending to lay blankets across them. It was the sweetest thing. He is such a good little listener and is for the most part so obedient. He loves to hold Barty, and I am constantly blown away by the things he is learning everyday.
Despite his absolute adorable-ness, I feel like he is getting hard. Like I said, he is just so emotional, and his tantrums have been getting a little out of control lately. I am hoping that once we get back to NY and back to routine and normal bed and nap-times, that he will become a little less dramatic. But aside from his tantrums, he is pretty mild tempered, not nearly as aggressive or intense as Asher, which is a welcome difference. ;) I just know he is going to change and mature so much over the next year. It all seems to happen so fast... too fast. But we love our little guy and are loving watching him learn and grow.

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