Friday, August 28, 2009

"The dogs no like Ryan in the corner"

Apparently, Golden Retrievers don't agree with time-outs. Who knew? LOL! This is his latest excuse, and I heard it over and over during his last time-out. He also said that he couldn't walk over to the corner.

His talking continues to amaze us. The other day we were at my mom's house and his drink was on a table near my mom's cat. Ryan started screaming "Cat! Cat!" which of course caused the cat to flee to safety. Then he said "Ryan had to scare Nana's cat away so the cat would not drink Ryan's drink." I remember when we used to talk about whether he was saying 3 or 4 word sentences :-)

Another cute thing that I had wanted to write down, though it was said months ago now . . . Ryan bit into a grape and exclaimed "there's juice in there!" Now that I am typing it I feel like maybe I already blogged about it, LOL. So maybe I'm repeating myself. Oh well!

Let's see, what else . . .

Ryan has discovered plugging the drain in the sink, though he can't quite reach the handle to do so himself. When we go in the powder room he immediately gets on his stool and starts saying "Mama, please pull that up please mama . . ." The other day he had the sink half full of water and made his fist "swim" around in it and said "like Nemo swims through the ocean."

About a month ago now, Ryan stood on the base of a cane (the kind that has four little feet) that had been in the garage. The handle is bent and makes it look like a microphone, just the right size for a toddler. He was saying (screaming) something over and over and over and my mom and I could not figure out what he was saying. I finally figured out that he was saying "WE ARE HERE!" and realized he was copying the last scene from "Horton Hears a Who" - I was surprised he remembered and thought of that!

A while ago he saw Marc feeding the dogs and said "Ryrun eat cocoa puffs TOO!!!!"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

nuke nuke & trains

Ryan and I were just sitting at the table eating and I hummed a song and he said "mama, put some nuke nuke (music) on!" I asked what I should put on and he said "I workin' on the railroad" - awwww! His face lit up when I opened iTunes and started playing "I've been working on the railroad" - we have a playlist of some of his favorites.

A week or two ago we were eating dinner and has some music on and he said "mama, turn the nuke nuke off" and after I asked why he said "so Ryrun can hear the rain!" It was a pretty nice rainstorm :-)

Today we went to Barnes & Noble and the kids enjoyed playing with the train table. Katie was bringing all the helicopters (one at a time) to the grandmother of a little girl that was also playing. She was also blowing kisses to the little girl and the grandmother. When the grandmother's cell phone went off, Katie was dancing to the music. Out little social butterfly had a great time! Ryan loved it too and he played very nicely!

Here are some pics from today that I took with my camera phone . . .

Ryan calls this the "turnpike" :-)

Katie with a "helpacoppa"

Ok, I have to go play with blocks :-)

Monday, August 24, 2009

"this new toy not working, Mama"

Katie woke up from her nap, and I wanted to get her a snack. Ryan wasn't hungry, so I went in the office to get him a "new" toy that is really just something he hasn't played with in a while. I got his little street rug and his matchbox cars and thought he'd love playing with it for a few minutes instead of distracting Katie in the kitchen. After about 2 minutes, he comes over and says "this new toy not working, Mama." I laughed and went over, curious to find out how a carpet on the floor can be "not working" so I ask. He says "all the cars fall over" and of course there are about 10 inverted cars scattered around. I ask to see and he drives a car on the roads, complete with sound effects and then discreetly flips it over, LOL. Apparently, this is a pretty dangerous stretch of road, and 10 minutes to feed your daughter some yogurt is too much to ask :-)

Katie has been saying and signing more and more. She loves the Paddington bears that Marc brought home from London a few months ago, and "bear" is one of her favorite words. It's also very cute how she signs it. This morning she picked out a Raggedy Ann book to read before her nap, and she found a teddy bear among a large group of toys in the story. She was so excited to sign and say "bear" every time she saw him, and SCREAMED and cried if he wasn't on one of the pages, LOL!