Porter turned five! He had a few friends over in the morning, and they played well together. Seamus and Gilbert went to the neighbor’s house while their two younger kids came here. It was fun for me, because the kids were having so much fun. They did tie dye, and had snacks, and played in… Continue reading Porter’s Birthday
Category: Third Baby
The younger boys are obsessed with Daniel Tiger lately. They keep acting out scenes from the show. Recently, I mentioned Porter’s comments, but the other day, Harlan loaded a beach pail with grass, brought it in the house and dumped it out. I sent him to time out because I was so surprised and annoyed… Continue reading Daniel Tiger
There’s been a few cute things the kids have done/said lately: Harlan has moved on from saying “You yelled at me, Mommy” and getting upset. Now he says, you hurted my feelings! And the other day, when we were getting ready to do a Facetime call after he’d been crying, he looked at himself on… Continue reading Cute Things
Porter had his fourth birthday recently, and he was really thrilled about it. He got some PAW Patrol presents, some pirate items, some lego, and cake/pie/ice cream, so he was pretty happy. He’s been adorable about telling everyone he’s four now, and he was sure he’d get to ride the big rides since he’s “a… Continue reading Porter–Happy Birthday!
Porter turned three last weekend! We celebrated, of course. One night we invited our neighbors over for cake, since their son was having a birthday soon too. It turned out to be a lovely evening: very low key, but nice to see them mid-summer, since I think we won’t all be in town again until… Continue reading Porter’s Birthday!
Life with a 2 year old
Porter: I would like a quesadilla. Me: You’re having noodles for dinner. (having made neither) Porter: I really like a quesadilla please. Me: Ok. Porter: I like it cold. Me: Well, I have to hear it up to melt the cheese. Porter: I don’t LIKE cheese. Me: That’s what a quesadilla is. Porter: No. five… Continue reading Life with a 2 year old
I can’t believe we ever worried about Porter talking. Today, he climbed into bed with us and said we were a family of blue owls. His favorite song is a Spanish song, and he sings it all the time: “Manos, manos, manos, dedos, dedos, dedos, brazos, brazos, brazos, Baila baila baila!” He has an active… Continue reading Porter’s Speech
All of our boys (with the exception of Harlan) have been potty trained around their second birthdays. We’ve learned a few things over the time, and honestly, after potty training is done, it’s so easy to forget they ever wore diapers. Patrick made a video with tips and tricks, and he was playing with fast… Continue reading Potty Training
The Things I Forgot Last Time
Porter says when something scares him. The first we heard of this was the Monster Truck toy with teeth, which admittedly was a bit scary. Also scary: the dark, Gilbert making monster sounds, and dogs. Porter “parks” his toys under his bed before nap time and bed time. It’s a great way to get him… Continue reading The Things I Forgot Last Time
Porter is hilarious. And also two. Since he talks a lot now, we have a good idea what goes on in his head. However, he does still have his moments in which he’s very two (meltdowns for no reason, dragging his feet when he doesn’t want to go somewhere). At Zoolights, he was very excited… Continue reading Porter