Monday, November 19, 2012

Carousel

The other day as we were watching a movie, a carousel came across the screen.. Hunter immediately asked me what it was because he was. I instantly felt horrible that he is 3 years old and didn't know what a carousel was. On the on the hand, that could be a good thing because the closet one to us was at the mall. So you are very welcome Matt for not shopping that much while you were in nursing school. ha! However, Saturday after the football game (of course!) we decided to take Hunter to ride his first carousel. I had talked about all the different animals that might be on it but they changed all the animals to reindeer to celebrate Christmas. He didn't mind one bit though! Dear ol' Dad took him on his first ride.. he had a blast and loved every minute of it!


 After the ride baby (or me..) was craving a cookie so of course prego here gets what she wants and Hunter just forced himself to eat a cookie covered in icing. We shopped around for me some new shoes and the whole time he begged to ride again. So Momma got to ride this time.. I tried to just stand beside him but how much fun would that be.. none!!! Hope you enjoyed your first time on a carousel sweet man...

The three year old phase has been a challenge yet rewarding experience. I thought the two year old phase was tough but nothing has compared to the three year old one. He has been challenging his independent rights lately to the extreme. I love for him to be independent and interested in stuff but he is so strong willed that it pushes many of mommy and daddy’s buttons.. more mommy’s than daddy’s (that is probably because mommy is pregnant and her hormones can’t take a lot. Ha!) We like him to be strong willed because that trait will be beneficial in the long run but we just have to help him control that trait and learn when it is a good time to use it and when it is not. But then this defiant little boy can turn into the most sweetest angel in the world in a matter of three seconds. It’s amazing! I love that he wants to kiss and blow raspberries on my belly to try to make the baby “laugh”. It is the sweetest thing! I also love that when he is playing by himself he really has conversations with his toys. There is usually always a mommy, daddy and baby in every scenario. His imagination is unreal and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Right now his favorite thing to do is play UnO with his Daddy. Matt doesn’t let him win but surprisingly he win’s every time. It has been a really good game to help him with his colors and numbers even more. Hunter is always wanting to help with anything that we do and enjoys being an “adult”. If Matt and I are cooking, you better believe he has a stool right beside us helping. If we are actually cleaning the house he has the vacuum cleaning the rug or something. He is a very big helper. We have thoroughly enjoyed this little man and know he is going to be the best Big brother ever!

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