... the gallon of milk is empty, the cats have come out of hiding, the dog has cleaned up the cracker crumbs all over the kitchen floor...the boys must of left! The boys were here overnight and we had quite a visit. Dayton is trying very hard to talk, he jabbers nonstop saying, "hey baby"...to me following me all over the house. He also is quite the walker.
My stepson Jeremy fishing with Dakota...4/2007
We noticed that the boys can be quite demanding, and being we raised the others with manners and hope that the grand kids would have the same we tried to correct them when the began asking for things...so "Grandma get me some milk" became "Grandma may I, can I have some milk please"--Jacob. Dakota at 2 1/2 still doesn't use proper nouns, everything is "me want...or me want milk please" or "him want this". And if you try and correct him..."me, I want"...he'll figure it out. Their parents have noticed this too and I see them trying to squash this too. They'll get it...
Dakota's got potty training down so well that we took an hour long walk to the park and no accidents. Nothing like walking 6 blocks home from the park with a kid with wet pants, which happened to me last summer with Jacob. It had been a while since I did the potty training thing...I am getting that too.
In my last entry I was talking about Dayton's blanket. The Christmas Dakota was born Mark was laid off with no unemployment, we were short on money. My mother was a crafty type so when she died I inherited all her yarn. She had taken baby yarn and made a bunch of squares. I wanted to give Tracey a part of her so I took the squares finished the blanket and gave it to Dakota for Christmas. For Jacob I used some of the extra skeins mom had & made a huge blanketfor him. Well, come to find out years later Traceythought the blanket was hers...she and Jacob actually fought over it...so......along with making a big boy blanket for Dakota, I am going to make Jacob another blanket. I am going to teach the girl how to crotchet...then she can make her own! She did cherish the mom blanket which made me happy.
Jacob and Dakota...4/2007
Since I featured both Jacob and Dayton on my last to entries, I'll share Dakota...
Such a charmer...6/2007