Friday, April 19, 2013

Typical Toddler

While that is to be expected, it's kinda new territory for us. Macen was not typical. He listened really well, wasn't overly curious about things, was cautious, etc. Maddox on the other hand.... he does seem to listen pretty well but as with any toddler it takes 3-5 times of repeating, lol. He doesn't seem to be afraid of much and is always trying to keep up with Macen. He wants to do things himself and he is oh so loud :) And while James is away, he still has managed to be here for some firsts thanks to Facetime. He has got to see Maddox pick his nose and "eat" it (there wasn't anything there but that didn't stop Maddox from sticking his finger in his mouth). Macen didn't learn to pick his nose until he was 3 1/2. And most recently he got to see Maddox take off his diaper and watch as Maddox jumped up and down in excitement for his accomplishment. Funny stuff!  Maddox will answer my questions appropriately with a shake of his head. He knows what a star is and we are working on numbers and the alphabet a lot. He is starting to make the sounds of the letters but it is sporadic. While the utmost patience is needed at this stage, it is so much fun.