Potty Training…

Well, not so much potty training, more like toilet training, recently we’ve noticed Neo pulling at his nappy when he needs it changing and even nods when we ask him if that’s what he wants, he will lay down and wait for us to get him a nappy, so we decided now is the time to seriously introduce the toilet. We brought him a step up seat thing, he can climb it by himself and LOVES the idea of it. He made me laugh though, I put him on it the first time, told him to go *wee wee* he gets off, walks round the side of the toilet and pees right on the floor haha!! I place him back on the toilet, say *wee wee* he waits a minute, gets off, stands at the bottom and pees on the floor again, I can only laugh at his pure innocence.
His climbing has taken to a whole new extreme, he opens the kitchen draws and gets right on in, standing up in them and wobbling to make them move *heart in mouth* syndrome. The thought of me precariously edging towards him is some what hilarious, he stands and smiles, looking at me with those glistening eyes, screeches in pure excitement, can he be any cuter?
The bed – My nightmare, he climbs on and stands right on the edge, every time he makes me poop in my pants as I run and manage to divert a few accidents just in time. I worry for when he can climb from the draw to the side, or from the bed to the window, the joys of boys 🙂
He’s funny when he wants his own way aswell, I told him off the other day for yet again, going to the fridge and emptying the mushrooms all over the floor and half eating each one (though it is extremely funny) He stops, gives me a deep frown, raises his little arm above his head and thrusts it down to his side while shout baby-talk at me, there isn’t a time I haven’t laughed at him. His little display of independence and trying to be authoritative really are a breath of fresh air when looking at how much he has changed 🙂

He’s currently snoring away in his bed, waiting for the 4am start, so as it’s late I think I will join him 🙂 Good night All

 

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1 Year old!!!

Wow,  Neo is 1 now

We spoilt him for his birthday, stayed up late blowibg up balloons just so he could wake up and be amazed, his little face was so cute. Out he came all sleepy eyed from bed and wondered through to the lounge, he freezes and just looks at the ‘goks ‘as he likes to call them, then hes running over and bashing them and squealing as we sing happy birthday, hes just like ‘wtf ‘ haha. We bought him a garage and cars and a carry car truck and he also received a brilliant story book from one of his aunts and some money from his great nan. He got many cards aswell.

Its amazing how much babies grow up in the firs year, hes talking a bit now and is very cheeky!

He recently started to use the spoon properly aswell, which I couldnt be happier about, lots of clapping abd praising him to enncourage him to do so more often. Theres just so much and im really gunna keep u all updated. He is raiding the fridge at the moment so I will upload a few pictures for you all to see and then I have to run to go and save whatever it is hes having a munch on 🙂

Update soon 🙂

 

Would rather play with the box, 😀

At the park

Love this boy

Dinner

Dinner time has taken an almighty twist… yup, its dinner on the floor now… The modern style so we like to call it. Haha. Neo has become a hater of the high chair now, so we decided it’s time we stopped using it, the tantrums, squeals and lack of food eaten just really aren’t worth it!!! 

Just lately we’ve been staying in a lot, the weather is nasty here, pure winter weather, cold, windy and raining.. and as Neo enjoys eating the rain cover, shall I say, licking the rain off, we stay in on these days as much as possible. 

His walking has improved loads, last night we took the rubbish out together. He loved it and kept stopping to look at the women as they walked past us. On the way back up in the lift some lady was blowing him kisses, he really does make friends easily 🙂 

I don’t really have much to write today, except the tantrums are increasing in frequency and the mischievousness is doing the same… boys will be boys though haha 

Hand Full

Well.. Neo is a few days off of the 11 month mark and it really is beginning to show how he is turning from a baby into a little boy.. he causes mischief wherever he goes.

 

So a couple of days ago, there we were, just chilling together in the kitchen, Neo has a nice bottle of milk and dis drinking it like a little angel. Thinking I had a couple of minutes spare o check a few emails while he was occupied, I did exactly that… checking… signing in… loading page… waiting… Neo is still quiet… look at the news…. open up email page… 2 emails… have a quick look…. turn around to look at Neo… Oh MY!!!!!!! What is he up to??? There he is, bottle of milk turned upside down and he is bashing it on the floor so it squirts out everywhere and then… he’s not just leaving it, he wipes it across the floor with his hands and attempts to swim in it… what a mess!

        I take the bottle away from him “No Neo, thats not what we use a bottle for” He kicks up, screaming and banging his hands on the floor and thrashing his legs… and I thought the tantrums didn’t start until they’re 2! After 5 minutes he forgets about the bottle and continues to play.

 

By play, what I really mean is make a mess haha, first off he’s over to the cupboards, opening them and slamming them shut, while smiling at me, now, we did buy child locks, but my baby genius just peeled them all straight off, anything with him has to be screwed down!!! I take his hand off the cupboard handle and take him over to the “sleep corner” where all his teddies and blankets are and plonk him in the middle, he laughs, gets right back up and runs over to the cupboards… he’s back at it, cheeky smile, slamming the cupboards open and shut.. I repeat the same method of removing him and placing him with his bears, nothing seems to stop him, to him its a game and with each removal he laughs harder and harder! Kids!

 

 

 

 

I think that getting ready to head out will deter him from the cupboards so I walk to the bedroom telling him to “come” He follows me excitedly, running behind me, I grab a nappy out of the cupboard on my way, to which point he stops, looks at me, smiles that cheeky smile, and runs in the other direction with me chasing behind him.. he’s quick, but not quick enough. I scoop him up, hook him under my arm, and through to the bedroom we go. I shut the door. We have an inbuilt wardrobe here and atm Neo’s clothes are in piles at the bottom of it as we now need to get him some drawers. So I open one side and he comes over, he wants to help, by that I mean empty the load of clothes in there onto the floor of the bedroom… after much fight, squeals and stressy moments I manage to grab a set of clothes out for him and keep the wardrobe in tact.

I get him dressed then Get the pram out, he gets excited and starts ramming it into the walls of the flat, while he’s occupied I get dressed quickly. Then I hear him crying, he’s stood at the door, getting frustrated coz he wants to leave already. He’s become really good at walking to the lift and then to the front door. So as we head out he’s still walking, and I  tell him to wait for mummy, not today, he scoots around the pram and is running down the corridor, I don’t even have time to lock the door before I have to chase him, he’s pushing the heavy door open that leads to the stairs, so I run, grab him, and put him in the pram. He isn’t a fan of this and puts up a fight.

 

That day pretty much continued like that, Neo pretty much ran rings around me, causing havoc and destruction every where! The process from baby to toddler really is fun!

 

Every day since then has pretty much been the same, and he’s learning to throw properly so we get the occasional brick in the face :). Boys!.

 

On Thursday we had a very good friend visit, Amy, She was amazed at the size of Neo and tbh, i’m beginning to get amazed at the size of him, he’s getting massive!! At first Neo isnt too bothered by her presence, so we go to the shops then head to the park, where I let Neo out of the pram. He runs in every direction but the one for home, so I run after him, scoop him up and place him next to the pram a few times until we come to the swings. What a joke, Some little Brat has only burnt it so now it’s no longer useable, seriously, some kids need to get there heads sorting, out of the whole park thats the only thing Neo can use coz he’s still so small.

 

At home, Neo was quite well behaved and ended up giving his Aunty Amy cuddles and jumping on her to grab her necklace, it was a lovely day 🙂

 

But as for now, I have to head off and chase this boy some more as he is currently raiding the fridge….