Wednesday, 20 July 2016

We have a three-year-old!

(on our back deck)

Cohen's third birthday was Monday! We were really looking forward to this because Cohen has been telling us for months that he will not be using the potty until he is three. Sure enough, the day before his birthday, he started using the potty. His track record is about 50/50 in terms of successes, but we are cool with that. I am actually secretly not pushing the potty thing right now because we are about to embark on a 10-day road trip/move, which seems like it will be easier with diapers. Either way, it's cool.

Favourite toy: Definitely his Paw Patrol plastic figures. He can't get enough.
Favourite food: Butter. He will eat anything that is doused in butter. He eats a lot of red peppers lately too.
Favourite books: All the Mo Willems books. He can recite entire story lines about Piggy and Elephant.
Favourite article of clothing: His fedora hat that my parents got him. He wears it all the time. He lost it temporarily one time when it was windy, so he is very cognisant of the weather when he wears it. Any wind means he has to put it in my bag. Otherwise, it is always on his head. He also loves his superman cape.
Sleep schedule: He goes to sleep around 7:30 pm and wakes up twelve hours later. He naps maybe twice a week these days. He wakes up in the middle of the night a few times a week needing another story.
Favourite activity: Running. He loves to do laps around the house while we time him on the front porch. When we are out and about, he always asks us to time him wile he runs to some far off object.

Jon and I are always talking about how lucky we are that we get to spend the rest of our lives being his parents. These past three years have been the best. This year, Cohen asked to see pictures of when he was born. So we showed him pics from his first days of life, and he was so interested. So cute.

As far as birthday parties and presents, we have kept things super duper minimal. This year we gifted Cohen with a headlight for camping (and searching for lost toys under the couch). He asked for the cake that he saw in a magazine, which was plain vanilla, so we made that (gluten-free, nut free, of course). We took him to McDonalds, aka his favorite restaurant, for supper. He was very happy.

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