coloring in lines.

We were coloring this morning when Renn decided to dump out the entire box of crayons. 

No biggie!

 I walked away for a moment only to come back to him not coloring the furniture but...

 making lines with his colors. He is already much more organized than his mama. 


To Infinity and Beyond

Last night my mother-in-law convinced me to take the kids with them and all the cousins to Toy Story 3 today. It would be Renn's first movie going experience. After all the checking I could do on the fear factor level of it I decided we would give it a try and... it worked! I went armed with Chick-fil-a hidden in the diaper bag and cookies. He thought the chairs were a ride and only got stuck once, the sound scared him at first and the movie entertained him most of the time. I think my favorite part was how excited he got about every little thing and showed it (out loud kinda showed it). I felt sorry for the peeps in back of us, but luckily they had little ones too. Good memory maker!

Renn enjoying the seats. Renn with Addison. Avery went too. 

Addison took good care of Renn. Molars coming in - thus the finger in his mouth ALL the time. 


Feeding a Lion

Today we fed a lion. A lion named Tex. Let me explain...noooo let me sum up (ahh...Princess Bride how I heart you). 
Renn has a stuffed lion. A lion named Tex that goes just about everywhere with him right now. Tonight the lion came with us to the dinner table. When it was time to pray Renn took the lion's hands and crossed them and held them together. When we said "amen" Renn told us that the lion said "amen". Before each bite Renn took he offered the lion a bite. After he would take a sip from his straw he would then offer the lion a sip and leave the straw at the lions mouth for 3 seconds while the lion was "drinking". After he was done with dinner he let us know that the lion needed a "treat"! Good try kido, good try!
P.S. - Renn also cooked for us tonight. He made us "segetti". And even though it was imaginary it sure was tasty.


Sense of Humor

I love Renn's laugh. I am used to him laughing a lot. But, I am used to him laughing at us or at least at us making him laugh. But, recently I have found he has developed a sense of humor. He can look at pictures and find it funny, hear something in a story and giggle or see something in a tv show that sends him into hysterics. How does this happen? Example: He was watching one of his favorite shows the Backyardigans. The characters started saying the word "pew-eew". A word I don't think he has even heard before. And when he hears it he simply begins cracking rolling on the floor laughing. Yes, the word is funny but how does he know that? I am curious....very very curious to watch my little man's humor style develop. Let the laughter continue.


Growing Up

I feel like life with Renn since he turned two has been a whirl wind of change, change and more change. Here are a few.
Sentences: I feel like I was just getting used to all the words he was saying when all of the sudden he moved onto sentences. Is he even legal? A few of my favorite's are:
It's coming.
It's a happy dog.
Build a word. (thank you Word World)
Daddy is home.
Mama is coming.
Love you, (insert name of choosing)
Let's close it. (said me)
I am marching.
Awesome Daddy.
Mommy has pink flower.

Potty Training (kinda): Renn has been telling us for awhile when he "poots". With the new baby I wasn't up for tackling potty training till recently. He has a frog potty now and a kido seat for the big potty. We have had one successful attempt when he was in the bath tub and declared he had to "poot". There is no pressure what-so-ever. Just want to help him start associating how it all works.

Big Bed: I am convinced I know what it will feel like to send Renn off to college. The same as when he got his big boy bed (a big ole full size bed). He has been ready for awhile, but I wasn't ready. I couldn't let go of his baby days and him in his crib. But, alas it was time. Actually, Eric just said he was doing it and I better order the bedding I wanted (911 call to PBK was placed). In order to fit his full size bed in his room we had to remove his rocker and ottoman that I have used with his since he was a baby. Many a nights he was rocked to sleep as he was teething and many a mornings we sat together in this rocker drinking milk and singing songs. Just moving it brought me to tears. Eric set the bed up while I was at work. And the result was that Renn LOVES it. I am enjoying getting to lay together at night and read book after book after book. He looks so tiny in the bed and is still not used to sleeping with sheets, comforter and a pillow. When he wakes in the morning though he loves just hanging out in his bed.

Block Wars: Renn loves blocks and guess what? So does Eric! In fact we were having so many struggles with sharing our blocks properly that Eric had to go out and buy the extra extra big bag of blocks to add to our collection. You should see the creations they make. Castles, bridges, houses with windows, planes, cars, boat...their imagination is endless. It is fun to watch them play.

Some days the change is overwhelming. But, most days I just love being able to be in conversation with him, read with him, build and create with him. Two days ago one of his teachers gave me one of the greatest compliments I could EVER get. She was sitting with me and she said "Renn has one of the best imaginations." My heart just lept with joy!