July 5, 2013
How is it that we’re already reaching the middle of the summer? June just flew by. I honestly can’t believe it’s time for another letter! June was a pretty good month. The last time I wrote you a letter it was the day that you had to go see the allergist. It turned out to be a long appointment, but you were so good. I was so proud of you. You hardly even whined when your blood was drawn, and the blood tests turned out well. You haven’t fully outgrown your egg allergy yet, but your numbers were all pretty much cut in half, so it looks like you will grow out of it soon. Now we’re introducing egg back into your diet. You aren’t showing any problems from what you’ve eaten, but your in a fussy food mood and don’t want to eat anything. I keep joking that you know what we’re doing and you’re just being stubborn.
We had a lot of fun last month. Daddy had to work on Father’s Day, so a few days later we celebrated by taking you for your first trip to the zoo. We decided to take you to the Detroit Zoo even though a lot of people thought we should have gone to the one in Toledo. We all had a great time. The only real problem was that you wanted nothing to do with your stroller. You rode in it from the car to the main gate, and then you rode in it from the main gate back to the car at the end of the afternoon. Other than that you wanted to walk by yourself or be carried. We’ve all come to the conclusion that your stroller will most likely be a waste in Disney, but we’re going to bring it for the day we go to Epcot at least. Of course after walking that much for days on end you may want to ride in it. You were exhausted after the zoo and we were only there a few hours! You loved it though, so I suppose my extremely sore calves the next day were worth it.
You also got your first bike last month! You think bikes are just the coolest thing, but you’re not a big fan of yours. You keep taking your feet off the pegs and then the bike hits your heels and you really don’t like that. Of course who would? Plus since it has a handle you want to push it and not ride it which we were a bit afraid would happen. Oh well, we tried.
There was a major sad moment this month because we had to put Tank to sleep. You loved Tank so much. Every time we go to Nana’s you ask for him which makes us all sad. Luckily you seem OK when we tell you that Tank isn’t there.
You are truly an amazing little boy. You seem beyond smart to us, but I’m sure all parents feel that way about their little ones. You seem to be able to spell, which shocked me to my core. At one point I spelled Tank’s name to Nana and you immediately said Tank when I was done. Another time Nana was spelling the word cup to me and as soon as she was done you said milk. It was crazy! You are able to recognize some letters which I think is great and you’re also starting to use conjunctions and plurals which really impresses me.
You still love playing outside, but it has rained a lot, so we haven’t been able to go outside as much as we would like. We’ve found fun things to do inside though. I got out the Play Dough the other day that you got for Easter, and you finally decided that was a lot of fun. You hate getting dirty so I wasn’t sure you’d ever play with it. You’re also starting to become a true monkey that climbs on stuff. You especially like to climb all over Daddy. According to you he makes a very good slide. You’re really lucky bud because you have one great Daddy that puts up with it all.
Nothing terribly exciting is planned for July. I guess we’ll just enjoy a nice quiet month at home while we continue to count down the days until our Walt Disney World Vacation!
This “Letters To My Son” post is a new post that I will be featuring the first Friday of every month. It is part of a circle of posts written by other wonderful mommy bloggers. Each of our letters links to a letter on another blog. If you keep linking from one to the other you will end up back here at Rock-A-Bye Parents. The next letter in the circle is written by Brandy at Creativlyb. Go check it out!