Ive never been a huge fan of surprises, if Gareth tells me hes brought me a surprise for my birthday or Christmas, i have been known to practically bully him until he is forced to tell me what it is!
However my little mans new favourite thing is to give people 'suprises' he will tell you to close your eyes, and bring you a 'suprise' now this could be anything, a toy, a hat, or as you can tell from this picture, his surprise for me were bob the builder goggles.
I love his surprises, and he loves surprising people.
I'm so proud of my little man, who will be turning 3 in the blink of an eye, he has his moments of madness and misbehaviour, but he is turning into such an amazing boy.
He loves helping me cook, and baking cakes, yesterday i burnt myself on the oven (that will teach me to be scared of oven gloves and use a tea towel instead) i had a little blister on my finger, which he came over to me and kissed better and also offered me his 'manky blanky' as some comfort. Melts my heart.
Every morning he wakes up when his Daddy does for work, his Daddy will kiss his good bye and he will then tell Daddy to kiss Mommy too, when his Dad has left the bedroom, he will say to me 'mommy, daddys gone work' and then everyday at around the quarter to 5 mark, he will say 'daddy home' and within the 10mins his daddy will be home, its like hes counted the hours to see him again.
He loves playing on his leappad and looking after his 'pet' on there, aswell as taking 100s of pictures of everyone, and marking artwork. He seems so proud of himself when hes done a piece.
As much as he loved his leappad, his other big passion is still fireman Sam, and his fireman sam playset, he loves 'resucing' people of the roofs of buildings, and roll playing the characters, could watch him for hrs.
Come September my little boy will be going half a day to nursery. I just don't no what il do, i no thousands of mothers and fathers have to go through this every year, but i just feel a huge sick feeling when i think about him not being with me all day. Ive been very lucky to be able to spend every day at home with him, so i really should be thankful for that. Me and a friend are currently in talks for a business idea that will fit around both our children and there needs, so that's exciting and im hoping that will keep my mind busy and not worrying about what my little man is doing, weather he misses me and things.
He will use both a potty and a 'big boy toilet' for a wee but we haven't 100% mastered the timing, some times he will come tell me as hes doing it or just after :( but hes getting there slowly. The issue is number 2s, hes reluctant to do one on either a potty or toilet. I've heard this is very common, do any of you have any tips?
Food, probably harrys biggest downfall is his hatred of most foods, and refusal to eat or try anything new. It can be quite trying, but ive learnt not to make a big deal out of it, and if he doesnt like whats offered, not to offer anything else. As everyones told me, he wont starve, if hes hungry he will eat. Over the last few weeks however hes getting a little better, he loves curry flavours, rices and noodles, he will eat a few chips, but hes not a huge fan of potatoes really. He will eat fruit and raisins, crackers with butter, but hes doesnt like cheese apart from on pizza (neiher do i) hes also not a big fan of meat either. I am going to start making new things with him, home made pizzas and let him choose the toppings and things try and introduce new flavors, and if hes made them himself, hopefully he may try them without to much of a fuss being kicked up.
Harry's speech is coming on leaps and bounds, he knows his colours, numbers and some letters. I am so proud to call him my son :)
So there we go, a little round up of my little man.
Love Lucy x