Friday, October 28, 2011

Family Beach Pictures (Sept 2011)

Cherry Grove Beach
Labor Day Weekend 2011

Tillman LOVED the beach chair

Laughing at everyone behind the camera
singing and dancing to "if you're happy
and you know it!"


Cici and JRS's clan

Me, Nick & T

Cici and JRS with the grand-boys

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who's been in my closet?

Caught Red-Handed!
Tillman has a love for this one particular purse!  He has a ton of things to pick from in the closet, but he always comes out with this purse.  Before leaving the closet, he does manage to take everything off the shelves (he can reach) and makes of mess of the shoes.  I find this purse in the living room, bedroom, bathroom.... After finding it I return it to the closet, but it always come back out!
Oh yes, and the make up brush he likes too.  He picked that out from the bathroom drawer.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

13 Months 10.12.11

Wow, what a month!
Tillman has certainly been busy this month.  I texted Nick last night "T is dragging my curling iron all over the room and is busy playing!! It is funny how busy he is doing nothing!" Nick responded "like you say, he has his work to do too."  Tillman is more independent this month.  He will play by himself and keep himself busy.  Of course, he still needs to be watched (like a hawk) because he tends to get in things...well EVERYTHING!  His favorite toys are electrical cords, computers, trash cans, and the bathtub faucet (just to name a few)!
Tillman is at the phase of life of he is either on or off!  There is no in between these days.  He plays and goes 90 miles an hour, and then bam....he's asleep.  Tillman has adjusted to the new daycare room (rough month with that), and now takes a 1 to 2 hour nap during the day (no longer sleeps on the car ride home).  His bed time is still 7pm, and he generally wakes between 6-6:30am.  He's been a really good sleeper, and for that, we are very thankful!

This month brought lots of chatter.  He his constantly "talking."  Lots of new sounds and squealing have been heard this month, as before it was just "momma", "dada", and "bye bye". He's really dropped those words (except dada) and had just been rambling. 
With all that "talky" comes lots of "walky."  He is certainly a walky talky!  We've been playing outside a lot in the nice weather.  He enjoys walking outside and getting his hand dirty!  If there is dirt, Tillman will find it.   I think a sandbox is needed at our house.  He also enjoys his play set.  The slide and the steering wheel are his favorite!
Tillman has also had his fair share of doctor visits this month...4 visits!  He's had fever, stomach virus (and all the yuck that comes with that), rash/fever, and pink eye.  He even has to go back on Friday to get his second half of the flu shot. 

Tillman's 13 month stats
Weight: 9.5 kilograms (at the MUSC Children's After Hours Care...everything is in kilos)
Diaper size: 3-Little Movers during the day and size 4 at night
Clothing size: 12-18 month, but it varies by brand
Shoe size: 4.5-had him measured this month, and found his shoes were too small!
Food: Drinking whole milk and eating more table food. Drinking from a sippy cup and gets bottle at night and early morning.
Naps: In the new classroom, he's taking a 2 hour nap.
Sounds: Chatter box...loves to talk!
Playing: Walking, playing outside, not enjoying stroller rides as much, as he wants to get down, dirt, and enjoys exploring big boy toys (computers, daddy's road bike, power cords, etc)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Injury Report

Apparently medicated chest rub on a "goose egg" causes
the swelling to go down along with witch hazel...who knew?
I grew up around sayings...I think it is a Southern thing because Nick isn't used to all the sayings that come out of my mouth.  One saying my mother would always says is "hard heads make soft behinds."  We'll Tillman certainly has a hard head, and so we found out on 9-28-11.  The injury report doesn't tell the whole story.
As soon as I arrive at daycare, the director said, you'll have to forgive me, but I forgot to call you.  I'm thinking "ok....uhhh....for what?" She further said that Tillman broke a glass door today when he couldn't catch himself from a fall.  WHAT?  He broke a door? She further tells me that the glass repairman couldn't believe that a baby broke the door.  He said Tillman must have hit it just right.  In the back of my mind, I'm thinking "you called the repairman, but forgot to call me....??"
Of course he was fine, he had three nice size bruises on his forehead where he went head first into the door.  Fortunately, it was safety glass, so no cuts.
I guess Tillman has redefined the saying to "hard head make (for) broken glass!"