Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Two older than two Tuesday

I thought it would be fun to do a 2 under 2 update, like the good old days. Except now it's an almost 2 year old and a 3 year old update. How on earth did I survive the last 2 years? How am I surviving now? Caffeine, that's how. Lots of it.

How old are they?
Allyson: 3 years old 
Austin: 23 months and 2 days

Activities this week: Daddy had Monday off so we ran a few errands at Costco and the mall. Grocery shopping and a play date are the only other things planned for the week.  

Challenges this week? Allyson's constant why why why has really begun! She questions ev.ery.thing. She has started to delay bedtime. I'm thirsty. I have to go potty. I need ___ . It's too dark. It's not time to sleep. I can't sleep. Mommy, I need you. {breaks my heart to hear her cry those words.} The last week has ended with her crying then eventually falling asleep. I'd go back in there and no matter what I gave her, what song we sang, it would end in more tears. 
Austin is getting that two year old attitude. No Stop! No! and screeching are pretty common things to be coming out of his mouth. Naps during the day for him are far and in between. If he doesn't nap it does make bedtime a breeze.

A fun thing that they do is argue. No, you stop. No you. No you. Stop it! In the car. It's impossible to get either of them to stop when they get going. I have learned that turning the radio up will make one of them upset and they usual stop. Bonus points because I don't have to hear them.

Any milestones? Completely melting down before 8AM and your wonderful mama taking a picture of it and then posting to FB, check! 

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such drama. He wanted in the fridge for some girl scout cookies. Sorry buddy! 

Likes: I hands down love how close they are. They are built in buddies. Sure they do fight. Just yesterday Allyson asked Austin to share his brand new car. He said NO! MINE! {of course} and took off running. Allyson grabbed her backpack and chased him, then took her back pack and whacked him. Later that day while at Costco they were sitting next to one another and hugging on each other. Poking each other and giggling. Best buds. 

Dislikes: I can't think of anything I really dislike. Boy, I never thought I could say that. I mean do I wish I had a clone that could do the house work while I played with them, sure do. Now, doing the things is a heck of a lot easier because I don't have to keep that extra eye on them. I know they are ok and that Austin will coming running in to tattle on his sis when she hits him. Allyson will come running in and report on what Austin is getting into or being the great big sister that she is, she will try to stop him from doing/touching/climbing on whatever. 

If you want to go back and look at the kid's past update, you can do that here. Holy cow, were they really that little?!?