Block Castles in the Sky

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Come on down Elliott Richard! šŸ™‚
Things in the land of Elliott Richard have been pretty calm, cool and collected.

We’re still working on the potty training, while trying not to push too hard. Not an easy task. He tells us when he’s wet. He adamantly denies when his pooped, although it feels like a game. He still loves his Big Boy Lightning McQueen pants (Pull Ups) but unlike most potty training kids he doesn’t care if he uses them. Some nights he stays dry. Some nights he pees through his diaper. I’m starting to realize just how helpful day care was in potty training Gavin. {Even with Pam trying to undo it all. But that’s for another post. I’m saying that a lot lately, aren’t I?} Now I feel at a loss for what to do without the day care to help.

We’ve recently reinstated nap time for Mr. Elliott Richard. He wasn’t taking naps for the largest time because it had become such a battle to get him to sleep. Plus, he was doing okay without them. He seems to be going through a growth spurt at the moment though because he’s a major grump without a nap. Half the time he was falling asleep in the middle of whatever he was doing by 5pm anyway. All that accomplish was to seriously screw up bed time, which as any parent will tell you is very uncool. So Rob and I have reinstated nap time. The best part is the fact that to accomplish nap time, Emmett John and I have to lay down with him. So we get a nap too. {woo who!} I love nap time.

That’s about the extent of the life and times of Elliott Richard. Oh and of course the facts that he got another hair cut and he’s going through a growth spurt, which amounts to him eating anything that isn’t nailed down. It’s rather unsettling to watch him go from eating like a bird to eating like a horse virtually over night. It’s kind of nice though because watching him eat like a bird is unsettling in its own right. I’ll be sure to post pictures of his new ‘do later.