Saturday, June 23, 2007

My big boy!

My favorite part of being a mom is that I get to see my children learn and grow each day. It's so much fun! Tommy had his 3 year check-up yesterday and he has shot up several inches. He used to be in the 45% for his height, and now he's in the 75%! He's now 34 pounds and 38 inches tall. Yeah!

This first picture is of Tommy attacking Anna's dinner. She asked for cheesy broccoli for her meal, but had to leave the table for a minute. Tommy took the opportunity to hop up on her chair and eat that broccoli like there was no tomorrow! I personally don't like the stuff, but I'm so glad that my kids like it so much that they fight over it! Ahhh....fighting over vegetables. I like the sound of that!

The second picture is of Tommy sleeping in his bed! Now, to some that may not seem like a big deal, but for us, it is! For the past year he's been sleeping on the couch, and every time we'd try to move him, he would wake up and start crying! He DID NOT want to sleep on his super comfy, big boy bed! We tried everything, but since he was so young, and we had school the next morning, we didn't do anything more about it. The week after his birthday, we bit the bullet, and took him screaming to his room. He cried really hard for about 20 minutes, but when he realized that I wasn't leaving him, he calmed down and soon fell asleep. I was able to leave him without him waking, but at 3am he came to my room wanting me to come back to his room with him. I stayed with him for about 10 minutes until he fell asleep, and left again. He didn't wake up until morning! The same thing happened the next night, but the night after that, he was fine. He would actually run to his room when it was bedtime! He now prefers to sleep in his bed, and I will find him crashed on his bed in the middle of the day! It's so nice to have him sleeping in his own bed and not the couch! Now, we just need to tackle potty training!


Texas said...

Have you been wathcing super nanny? :) Good job with training Tommy to sleep in his bed. Kenny and I will be in town next weekend and look forward to seeing you guys and seeing how much Tommy has grown.

Brian and Mandie said...

aaah! What a relief! Now get ready for number 3. (moan!)