Isaiah continues to grow

So full of life and energy is our little boy. He talks from sun up to sun down… well really even before that, our day starts long before sun up.DSC_9473Isaiah’s favourite things are: horses, race cars, airplanes, trains and still hockey. When Isaiah and Jon are first awake in the morning, Jon often watches sports highlights. One day Jon searched on you tube for hockey highlights to show Isaiah. What came up is a Norweigen song and a bunch of fun plays. Well Isaiah decided he heard the lyric “bon bon stein”. And from then on would run around the room with his hockey stick, sliding all over the carpet (errr… ice) saying “bon bon stein, mommy!” It’s now evolved to ‘look Mommy I’m skating!’ We have yet to get skates on his feet for him to try this for real.

This fall we went to two demolition derbies where Isaiah got to watch Uncle Darrell race in the figure eights. He was a bit apprehensive by how loud it was, but at one of the races a lady near us gave him ear plugs. It’s amazing looking into his eyes at an event like that. His brain seems to be running in overdrive as he takes it all in. Well since he returned home from those, his play cars have taken on a whole new life. He lines them all up side by side, takes a step back and starts counting with all the passion in him, “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, GO RACE CARSSSSSSSSS!” And then he crashes them all together. Usually he runs over to me at some point and says “mommy this one has a fire”. Uncle Darrell inevitably wins every time. Sometimes the cars break and then he says “Uncle Darrell fixes it”. Uncle Darrell is pretty much a hero.

IMG_0527  IMG_0522    IMG_0546Just around the corner from where we live there is a big construction project going on. They are working on a one way tunnel under the railroad tracks. Isaiah’s favourite thing to do is to go and watch the construction vehicles! Every day when we go outside he excitedly asks if we are going to see the construction trucks. And when we return home he retells the whole thing, “the digger pushed the dirt up the hill, Daddy!” “The excavator was digging!” We have gotten to know the construction workers. One day they said to me, “I think these kids were here yesterday with their daddy”. Yep. They probably were.

Our trip to the pumpkin patch was a bit highlight for Isaiah. He loved to be able to walk around and check out so many pumpkins.

DSC_9498“Mommy, this one is bumpy. That one is not bumpy, it is smooth”. DSC_9563Isaiah still likes to wake up once during the night to nurse. We’ve really been working on this and one of the strategies is that Jon goes in and settles him. Part of that interaction usually includes, “Isaiah, the cows are sleeping, the horses are sleeping, the race cars, the squirrels are sleeping and Mommy is sleeping. You need to go back to sleep”. Now when I go and get him up in the morning he says, “Mommy, the cows are waking up, the sun is waking up”. Thanks to the time change this is still far too early of an hour to begin the day… we are working on it.

I’ve been spending intentional time with Isaiah during Brielle’s morning nap, doing a one on one activity with him. His favourite activity lately seems to be painting! He has a simple paint book and loves to get all the colours onto the page. We also do colouring and playdoh but painting is clearly the favourite right now.

DSC_9464Isaiah your excitement for all things social and interactive, your joy and energy are amazing! I love to see you playing with your Daddy or with your sister and having so much fun. It’s amazing to watch you take in new experiences and then replicate them when you get home. Your little brain making all these connections as you learn this world around you. I love my cuddles with you still as we sing Jesus Loves Me together every night and I tuck you in. You’re full of life and purpose and I can’t wait to see the next months and years unfold!

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