Thursday, February 26, 2015

snow through the eyes of si

It's been amazing to see Silas' language skills constantly growing every day. He's making his own versions of sentences with two to three words in them. My new favorite happens to be when he just says "hi mommy" or "hi daddy" when we haven't left his presence for hours. He repeats it as if he finally understands the joy of greeting someone. Then, "aw vue mommy" (I love you mommy) or "aw vue daddy" out of no where pretty much makes your heart stop. These past few days he looks outside and just says, "SNOW PLEASE!"

We've been able to experience snow in a whole new way this year too. It's so funny to see what an almost two year-old finds enjoyable in the fluffy white stuff versus a thirty-one year-old.

Matthew couldn't wait to get on a sled.
But Silas just wanted to play on the playground like any old, non-snow day.
Who cares about the playground when you can do this.
I think all boys just love the snow.
Even if it means just throwing snow balls at the trash can.
The first pic when he touched snow (for what he thinks is the first time).
He kept emphasizing the second syllable of snow-MAN or snow-BALL or snow-ANGEL, which actually makes sense if you think about it.
no daddy, i don't want to sled, i want to play on the playground!
Trying to teach Silas about snow angels was hysterical. He started dying laughing when he saw us lying on our backs waving our arms and legs.  I guess it does look kind of silly if you really think about it.
my parents are crazy!
Another snow-day favorite: HOT CHOCOLATE!
A great indoor activity for Silas is pouring water from one dish to another. I swear he could do this for hours.
He looked like a mad scientist
Another great snow-day activity: potty-training
But I was happy he still had a diaper on with all these layers to deal with.

It's life's simple pleasures, like an unexpected snow day, that really makes you stop and praise God for all the beauty in the world.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Since I've recently spent time moaning about the transition Silas has been undergoing these past few weeks, I realized I needed (yet again) a perspective change. I think it's those things that we teach and preach that often elude our own practices!
There are so many quirky and amazing things that Silas does on a regular basis, and I just don't want to forget them, nor do I want to wish away some of life's greatest moments. So here's my "loving the twos" list:

~ I love how Silas wants everyone to enjoy whatever food he is eating. He will demand that you try any food he's currently consuming with pleasure. Hungry or not, you better figure out a way to make him think you ate it (and liked it)!
~I love how he congratulates himself on any and everything he thinks is worth an applause with a boisterous high-pitched YAY!

~I love how he loves to be around a group, and group, even if they are is animal friends.
~I love how when you play "hide and seek, " with him, he can't stand to hide for more than two seconds before running out and giving himself away. (He's a much better seeker than hider.)
~ I love his laugh when he's doing something that you've said no one else does (like sneaking some raw whole wheat flour as seen above).
~I love his excitement when I play his favorite playlist of music. He just can't believe that all his favorite songs are continuously played back to back. (On the top of the list are "Happy" and "All the People Said Amen!" you can't help but love these songs too.)

~I love how he started saying he's going to work to type (apparently that's what daddy does for a living). Then he'll immediately return, say hello, and when prompted, "how was your day?" he always says fun (I hope it's always that way buddy!).

~I loved watching him go up down up down on his first carousel ride (and I love how he chose to ride the frog).

Silas, no matter how bad your day is (or mine), or how unpleasant you may seem, I will always love you so much!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

for the love of windows

Some rainy cold days have allowed for some fun craft days. Thank you to Pinterest and the Dollar store for making valentines activities so cheap.

a little press and seal and crayons makes for great wall paper.
i wonder how long he'll be fascinated with bubbles
After enjoying heart stickers for an hour, we attempted to pull them off with no luck... neither fingers or goo gone seems to work. At least I love my son more than my windows.
With daddy out of town for a few days, Silas had some big shoes to fill.