This month Ryder and Vivien got a swingset from some friends of the family who are moving and Ryder has been all about swinging every day! He also got to help build some of it, which was heaven for him since he is always going around fixing everything. As Bob the Builder says: "Can we fix it? Yes we can!" He is almost as into building and fixing now as he is into trucks. Almost. He has learned some new trucks this month, which is hard to believe considering how many he already knew! In addition to all those, he now points out flatbed trucks and pickup trucks on our morning commute. Nothing excites him quite as much as the concrete truck, though.
His drawing skills continue to improve also. He has been drawing trucks with cabs and wheels for a while now, but he is also including the shovels and cranes, etc... too. Give him a piece of paper and a few minutes and it will be covered in trucks. I got some stampers for school this past month and he has really been enjoying stamping smiley faces on all of his papers too.
Ryder has figured out that you catch more flies with honey and now asks for things very nicely. It is hysterical and adorable to listen to him ask "Please can I..." in the sweetest voice. He has also caught onto delay tactics, especially around bedtime. I usually read him some books after I put Vivien to bed and we have "Just one more" and "Last one" several times!
He has learned to count a bit higher now too. He could count to three and when counting over three, he would just start over. Now he can count to at least eight and can hold up one or two fingers. He has also started really learning some song lyrics, most notably "Happy Birthday!"
Usually has a big smile on his face
Giggling with Daddy
Being a goofball
Always jumping on something!!
Now there's that sweet face