Thursday, January 12, 2017

45 months!

This past month was a very exciting month for Ryder.  He totally and completely understands Christmas now and loved every second of the holiday season.  We have been telling him all year pretty much that Christmas starts after Thanksgiving, so the weekend after Thanksgiving he was ready to go for Christmas.  He loved every part of it: the lights, the decorations which he helped place, the tree, the crafts and the other fun activities that we did.  It was awesome to see him so excited and having so much fun!

This month some of my favorite phrases from Ryder have been mispronunciations- I just love them so much!  Some of the Christmas crafts that I got for Ryder were a bit complicated and he loves to consult the "constructions" to find out what he needs to do and to make sure he's doing everything right.  He was also very excited to go see the new "compartment" that Emma is moving into.  Aside from that cuteness, I also love how he asks Vivi a question and then instructs her to "Say yes!"

Ryder still loves numbers and since it has been getting cold, we look at the temperature in the morning to see what we need to wear.  He likes to know what the temperature and then if that means it's warm or cold.  He knows some of the different numbers that warmish and then other ones are cold.  He also comment on things he sees when we go out to the car, like how it much be really chilly when he sees ice.

Now that the cold weather is here, it has been great fire weather.  We have a fire most every evening and Ryder loves nothing more than helping build the fire.  He crumples the paper, puts in the kindling, watches carefully as it gets going, kicks the embers that pop out onto the bricks and then shuts the door once the fan kicks on.  Most of the playing now happens right in front of the fireplace; the warmest spot in the house!  A boy after my own heart!!

Hanging out on his beanbag

What photoshoot is complete without a snack?

The staircase has been everybody's favorite place to play lately

Getting that fire going

A boy and his fire!

Not quite as interested in the seated photos as the fire photos!

And now I have two people goofing on in my photoshoot ;)

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