|Ryan Wesley Addison Born May 20, 2011|
Ryan is my OCD child. He likes things exactly how they should be and nothing else can happen. He cries "mess" whenever he gets something on his hands. Although, just like his Momma, the kids thrives for sweets. He was doomed from the beginning! We, of course, limit the sweets, trying to get him to try to eat anything and everything under the sun... but yet he remains a super picky eater. For most meals he will only eat chicken nuggets or a peanut butter and jelly (or honey) sandwich. For breakfast he's always willing to brach out more - to waffles, pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, nutri-grain bars, muffins, donuts, and much more. He loves most fresh fruit, and hates most vegetables. So we let him eat the toddler squeeze packets that have veggies in them. That's our compromise and for now it works.
We are trying to potty train, but that seems to be a never-ending things for him. He wears pull-ups and will go pee-pee in the potty... but refuses to go #2 in it or even tell me he has to go #2. He just runs off and makes a mess in his pants in a corner.
We're working on communication... and it's going well. His vocabulary is fantastic now for three and he already can run through some picture flash cards and know every word. He can count to ten. He knows most of the regular shapes already but refuses to learn his colors. He loves his class at church and had learned and repeated many things... his favorite being the 'clean up' song.
He's learning to be a great big brother; his nickname for Kyle is "brudder". He gets concerned about where brother is, and he always wants to have him around when playing... although Ryan doesn't like it when Ky gets a hold of one of "his" toys. But that's pretty normal, right? His favorite question to ask me is "where brudder?"
I've been so blessed with a great toddler and even though his temper can drive me crazy (because he's exactly like me), I love him with all my heart can give. I can't wait to watch him grow up and turn into the Godly man I hope to raise him as.
I asked Ryan some questions for his birthday. Here were his answers.
How old are you? "I'm Ryden." (Of course, this is his answer for most things!)
What's your favorite color? "Not pink. Dark"
What's your favorite toy? "Ironman."
What's your favorite Food? "Chocolate."
What's your favorite drink? "Juice."
What's your favorite tv show? "Octonauts."
What's you favorite animal? "A pig on the farm."
Who's your best friend? "Daddy."
What do you like to take to bed? "My watch."
What do you want to be when you grow up? "Mommy."
What do you like to do outside? "Bubbles."
If you could meed someone famous, who would it be? "A big guy." (This one made me laugh!)
Happy Birthday my sweet Ryan. I love you!