Thursday, March 26, 2009

Caleb

Caleb is going through a bit of a stage right now. He's starting with the "terrible 2's" to a degree..nothing drastic but he's definitely pushing his limits. There are many instances throughout the day that I will tell him no and he'll proceed to continue whatever he was doing while looking at me so as to say "See me..I'm going to do it anyway." He's into everything...I mean no matter where something is at if he wants it then he is going to figure out how to get to it. I can't put things out of his reach-it's impossible becuase he will find a way.


I was busy with Allie the other morning and realized that I hadn't heard him in a couple of minutes so I started looking for him. He was in the bathroom playing in her soap by the tub and he'd decided to rub it all over his head. Seriously..he may drive me insane :)


I love this picture. It's rare right now that I can get two of my kids to sit still at the same moment so when I their faces together at the same time it was priceless!




It aka The Carefully Planned Attack right at dinner time every single night came back again and let me tell you Caleb doesn't miss it. We were outside the other night when it came and he literally climbed the fence to see it..I think he thought the higher he climbed the closer he would be. Seriously though..why do they come right at dinner time? They never miss...it amazes me...surely these people should be smart enough to come later on...and since when do ice cream trucks come during the week on a daily basis? What happened to weekends and summer day..geez...it's relentless!

Caleb is beginning to get alittle jealous of Allie lately. He isn't mean to her or trying to hurt her but it's obvious that there's some jealousy there now. He repeatedly comes up to me and tell me "mama I don't feel good" and wants me to hold him. At the beginning I was trying to find out what was wrong but then I quickly realized that he did it when he wanted me to hold him and give him attention. I'm trying to make sure that I give him individual attention everyday and that it doesn't get out of hand..the last thing I want is for him to start taking it out on Allie. My two year old is quickly growing up and beginning to get a mind of his own..I'll never be able to stop him now :)

16 comments:

Lori said...

isn't it hard to find the balance needed? Hope things smooth out and the terrible 2's turn into the terrific 2's!

Alicia said...

Girl, I'm sure you know... Terrible Two's are only preparing you for the Sassy 3's!! Good luck.

LOVE the picture of him holding on to the fence, GREAT SHOT!

Have a lovely day my friend.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

My littlest recently bumped her head pretty hard. She cried big buckets of tears and came to me for kisses. I noticed out of the corner or my eye that my oldest (3) was trying to bump her head in the same manner, no doubt to get some Mommy lovin', too.
How frustating about the soap in the hair. Made for a cute pic, though! :)

Julie said...

What great pics! Aww..that's sweet how he just wants some Mommy-time.

I think all boys must be handfuls & into everything!

He And Me + 3 said...

Boys...so much fun. I have one just like that. I have to keep my eyes on him at all times or I know that trouble will be brewing. LOL
They are just very smart kids and very curious. We have to channel their energy on productive and good things...easier said than done over here. :)
Love the picture of the two boys. So cute!

Veronica said...

Oh man, you have me LOL right now! I can definitely relate to all of this from the terrible two's to the jealousy. And don't feel bad about the ice cream man coming around your way so much. It's just as bad here in CA, if not worse. They're constantly coming around, and I start to get annoyed when I hear them coming around not once but two or three times a day!!! Crazy!

Veronica said...

Oh and one more thing...thanks for the compliment on my new "look." Julie is just the best!

♥..Kim said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, & just love it! Your family is beautiful. I unfortunately haven't reached to 2's yet, still have a while to go, but hope things get better soon. Come check my blog out when you can. I loved to have comments. (Its not the best blog, but it will do) :) God Bless

The Mama said...

Aww.. love it! The do the darndest things but its worth it, they make you giggle! ;) Your kids are adorable

theArthurClan said...

He is at such a super-cute stage and yet a frustrating stage as well. Hang in there mom! Things will get easier before you know it. :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..your kids are too cuuuuuuuute!!! Look at his eyes!!!

I remember when my 4th child got jealous over my 5th. He would cry when I'd pick her up!!!

OH..and what's up w/ that snack truck?????? LUCKY!! LOLOL!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

what handsome sons you have. :)

Stacy said...

Oh my Noah does "things" like that. That picture of the boys is adorable. I didn't even know we still had ice cream trucks:)

Heather said...

Uh-oh. You have trouble on your hands. : ) Love the pictures!! And love the relentless ice cream truck!! Good luck with your little man!

McCrakensx4 said...

But seriously, who can resist that face...he is such a cutie!!

MarvelousMOM said...

Seth is testing us a lot more lately too. It is crazy. Hopefully this stage doesn't last too long! You have the most adorable kids!