We have been in full swing the past few weeks with fun and festive activities for the holidays. Unfortunately Tyson hasn't felt the greatest, so we have had a few rough days and nights. He has had a fever and lots of drooling, and refusing to eat like usual, so I'm banking on teeth coming in soon. Poor little guy. We have attempted to get a family picture by the tree, but he wasn't in the most cooperative mood, so this was one of the best we got!
Here he was on one of his sick and pitiful days. He loves watching Veggie Tales movies, so I wrapped him up on the couch and we vegged out (excuse the pun!) all day last week. We later had popcorn and apple juice while watching the show for the zillionth time. He has a favorite part in one of the shows, and every single time it comes on, he just chuckles out loud:) It is so cute, and now I know to wait for it, and sure enough, a little laugh comes out!
Tyson has watched Silas building fires for us every night, and has become a pro at the process. He wandered over to the fireplace with this piece of newspaper he found, and wanted to poke it in! Thank goodness for the wonderful screen we have. He just looks at it and says "hot". Speaking of saying things, his language is really picking up now. This week he has started saying candy, more, thank you, poo poo, on, off, blue, please, finished. There are probably some more but I can't remember them all. He is doing really well asking for what he wants, and is pretty good at pulling his paci out of his mouth before he tries to talk:) The most exciting thing he did all week was go up to Silas one afternoon and say "poo poo," and he actually had a dirty diaper! He has done it several times since then. I am hoping this is a good sign towards recognizing when he needs to go, or at least be changed:)
Here is a picture of our tree for this year. I am so pleased it is still standing and all the gifts are still wrapped and ornaments still on for the most part. He has done really well with listening and just touches things but doesn't really pull things off or bother them too much. He has been great! I can't wait for Christmas when he gets to open his stuff and see the fun he will have this year. We are heading to Nashville on the 24th to spend Christmas with my family this year. I am really looking forward to good food, catching up, and letting the cousins play. We have had an enjoyable holiday season and are looking forward to the next few weeks. I am still contemplating trying to get a picture with Santa or not. We will see how it goes!