Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some Wesley Stories

Okay, so I've got about 20 Wesley stories, most of which could qualify for their own blog post... but I'm lazy, so here's a pile of stories of what Wes has been up to lately:

Wes loves to run. Often, when he's headed somewhere he'll take 8 or so running steps and then yell "POP!" and throw his arms up like he exploded but keeps running. I think he came up with it himself, because as far as i know neither Cam or I are in the habit of running so fast that we pop.

Wes loves his letters. He has about 18 of them more or less memorized. Some of them he knows but can't say: M is "Mmmmm", X is "equis" (who's teaching him this?),  C is "C-cookie", L is a "mel" sound made while sticking his tongue out, and W is "Wes-ey" (Because Wesley starts with W and he can't say L).

We invented a sweet game to learn letters that wears him out while we sit on the couch. We cut out paper letters and taped them all over the room. Then, from the couch we call out a letter and he runs over and hits it with his flyswatter. We're good parents.

Wesley and Dad are doing push-ups and sit-ups every day as part of their new year's resolutions. It looks like this:

 Wes lays down for awhile while Dad works out. Sometimes he lifts his bum or head up and down. 

Cam's usually done with his sit-ups about the time that Wes manages to roll into a comfortable position... because it's usually right up against Dad.

Wesley's two favorite words are "Wes-ey" and "cuatro." The former is used when he wants something, sees his reflection or shadow, is feeling left out, when something belongs to him, or when it's his turn. The latter he learned from a toy that Cam's grandparents gave him for Christmas. It has a setting where it says the number in English and then Spanish. He can only count to three in English, but he yells "CUATRO!" when he pushes the 4 button.

Wesley loves to draw. He doesn't know his colors except yellow, but he'll come up to us and say "Bue" or "Geen" as if he wanted that color to draw. If we sit down to write anything (with a pen or pencil) he'll say "Feish" which means that he'd like us to draw him a fish. Then he'll point to a spot on the paper and say it again. New spot, "Feish." He usually doesn't wait for us to finish before moving on. Then he'll say, "Beeeig" which means do a really big fish.

1 comment:

  1. you guys are great parents!! thanks for the stories. i think i will try the alphabet thing with molly