I can't believe how well Mina is doing with the transition of adding another kiddo. Bringing Finn home rocked her little world last year, so I was quite worried this time around, but she hasn't skipped a beat.
It was so fun to watch Ty go from being scared of the petting zoo, to ecstatic about feeding them within 10 minutes. We have been seeing that a lot.
I can't believe what a sweet boy he is. I will admit that we had a few melt downs in China that flipped me out a bit. It is so funny, knowing him now, knowing his fears and how he ticks. It all makes sense. He is such a blessing.
More firsts.... So Ty had obviously never been near a bike.. he started with a tricycle/ hotwheel and moved up to a real bike within 2 days. He is so proud of himself... and if you tell him that he should be embarrassed of the pink helmet I will be really upset. He could c.a.r.e...less!A lot of time of our weekends is spent like this. We had signed Mina up for a team because she was begging to play, but she chickened out.
Another favorite.... he could do this all day long! The trick is to get him to hold the wheel at the perfect angle to keep them going in a big circle.. other wise you'd be chasing him around like a crazy person.
Now for my keeping it real photo... So we have learned that Ty is ridiculously sensitive.. A trait that he did NOT show us at all in China. When we went to the pumpkin patch, the girls were throwing horse shoes. Ty got excited picked up a horse shoe and jumped in front of them. To which I responded by screaming "Ty W.A.I.T" for fear he was about to get clocked in the head. He thought I was yelling AT him so he sulked for the next 15 minutes and had tears rolling down his face. Of course I can't explain that I didn't want him to get hurt, so he was broken hearted. This happens a few times a day, when you say things like "no, you can't do that", I know- how dare I. Although communication has been much less of an issue than I expected, it will be great when we understand each other.Here is the photo of Ty sulking while I am trying to take my annual kiddos in the pumpkin patch photo. I'm sure my screaming "look at me" "over here" "say cheese" "say Ice-cream" "look at me" didn't help matters. No seriously, my kids always sit amongst the pumpkins perfectly posed and smiling at the camera. I would never sound like that :)