Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Busy Fun Summer

 We've had a fun summer so far.  It's been SO hot, especially for this pregnant mama, but we're trying to have lots of fun together before the new baby comes and summer ends.

We went to the Extreme Motocross Race right here in Herriman.  It was chilly, since I storm had just blown through, but it was so fun.  Wyatt LOVED watching all of the dirt bikes drive by.  It was crazy what those guys could do!

 Wyatt LOVES to play in the water, so we got an inflatable pool to play with the water in the backyard.  Filling up cups with water and dumping them out is one of his favorite pastimes. This day was hot and we had Paisley over to join in on the fun.  
 Though it was really hot outside, PJ was not too keen on getting wet in the pool.  She prefered to play with the water OUTSIDE of the pool.

Wyatt loves to "cook" in the kitchen with Mom.  He has a drawer in the kitchen with all of his kitchen pots, pans, and spoons which he pulls out daily, and usually pulls out some of Mommy's spatulas and ladles (though there is a baby lock on that drawer, he can fit his skinny arm through the gap!)  On this day, I was cleaning the house and kitchen floors, so I moved the stools off the tile and his toys onto the carpet so I could clean.  After I had finished vacuuming and went for the mop, Wyatt had set up a little "prep area" and was making some food, including lots of "mmmm" and "hot!" sounds :) 
 We didn't do much for the 4th of July, but we did do some fireworks in the street.  Our neighbors put on quite the show, so we just had some little fountains and sparklers.  The Smiths joined us for a little while
 Wyatt loves to put on hats.  Especially Daddy's.  He is really good about wearing his baseball cap when we're outside too, which is a relief since he has such light skin and hair.  He put this waste basket that I had just emptied (it's from my sewing stuff, so no yucky germs, just fabric and thread go in there!), and he thought he was SO funny!  When he knows something is funny, or Mommy and Daddy are laughing at him, he likes to say "so silly!" and "funny!" while he does a cheesy laugh :)
 One of the things we love most about Herriman is all of the parks and splash parks around.  This splash park is just around the corner from our house, so we've made a few trips there this summer.  Wyatt loves to go there and play play play.  We always take a cup so he can fill it up and dump it out :) The water is always really cold, and although we always go when it's 90+ degrees outside, he will run back to wherever I am, shivering cold, shouting "cold!" and snuggle in his towel until he can't stand to sit still anymore. Then he's back up and in the action again!
 There is still more summer to come (no back-to-school for us!) so we'll be sure to share more of our adventures that are yet to come!

PS, Wyatt is talking so much these days.  He picks up on words so easily and surprises me each day with the things he's picking up.  New words this week: rain, Tank, sad, foot, PeePee, Caillou.  Wyatt started calling me Mommy this week too.  He's always called me Mama or Ma, but now prefers Mommy most of the time. He's starting to pronounce d's REALLY strongly now, like when he says Outside now, it sounds more like OutsiDA.  He says funny things all of the time, too, like "Oh Poop!" when he needs his diaper changed, "Oh no! Where'd it go?" when he's looking for something, and he still will say "Hey Babe?" to  Daddy to get his attention :) He has started doing "chores" around the house and is really excited to help.  He is good at cleaning up his toys, helps me feed Brody, and helps unload the dishwasher.  He's been really sucked into the TV lately and likes to ask for a "show" most of the day.  He also loves to play on his "phone" (iTouch) and has learned unlock it and how to use it, which is why I don't let him play on my phone anymore :)  He is really interested in babies lately, so I'm excited to see him interact with Weston when he comes.  He's very gentle with babies, so I'm not too worried.