Solomon has been up to A LOT lately. And I mean, A LOT. More has changed with him than anyone else in the family. He loves his sister, and by loves, I mean, he loves to knock/poke/bonk her on the head, non stop. He does it for no reason. It started as a defense tactic when she would get to close to his gagets. Now he just does it. He has this shark with sharp fins and he was jamming her in the head with it the other day, I was on the phone, and out of my mouth came words that you just never think you will say, "QUIT poking your sister in the head with that shark!!!" haha. She rarely ever cries when he executes his madness, but it makes me upset. Its just so unkind. He does truly love her though. He still asks to hold her, even though, its practically impossible these days. When she gets upset, he also gets up set and says funny things like "I do NOT like my baby anymore!!!!" Below is them loving eachother...a rare and lovely moment.
I finally cut Solomon's would-be mullet!!! It was getting out of control. I cut the bottom half of it and he then he put his hand down on the towel he was sitting on that was covered in hair, and quickly rubbed his face which of course, que meldown because of hair-fest, stopped the cut abruptly. But it doesn't look bad, and I, of course have yet to finish it. He is so handsome, I can hardly stand it.
Solomon has found some of THE greatest friends. He LOVES them. I think sometimes they are a little freaked out at his intensity, BUT, they are the kindest, (literally these boys are practically perfect, I don't think their mom -who is also a wonderful friend to me, Jeana- has ever had to even look at them funny in our presence...and I can't say the same for Solomon haha) most wodnerful little friends for Solomon. When they come over, they play this funny game, Campout, where they go in Solomon's closet with flashlights, pillows and a toy shaving kit...not too sure whats done in there, but it is HOURS of fun!!! Below is the box that provided hours of fun for our kids as well...who'da though??
This face (below) petty much sums up my child. haha. He is just the nuttiest, most quirky, dramatic, amazing little boy around. His little attitude is still off the charts. The newest thing is, when he gets really fired up, he spouts off a line of toddler swear words, that make no sense at all, but apparently just make him feel better???? "AHHHHHH, STUPID, SHUT UP, IDIOT, KILL!!!!" hahaha. Don't get it, and it makes it really hard to correct when it is so funny. Now, also, when he has to go to timeout, he has been sitting there, head down and shaking slowly back and forth, saying "I am so foolish!" Thanks Jonah Veggietales.
I might add, this police outfit, he didn't take it off for two weeks. I changed the clothes underneath, but he wore it everyday, all day, even to school and to bed, for a VERY long time. Im SO sad to say that the poice hat, which was the key feature, has disappeared. Its been hard, but we are coping.
We got to share a specail Solomon date, with just Will, Solomon and myself. We took him to see Sesame Street Live and it was
REALLY boring a lot of fun. ;) It was at 7pm so that kinda sucked, since Solomon is usually in bed at 7. He really enjoyed the show, but the second it was over, freakout time. He was SO tired he could hardly take it. The good thing? He is still talking about it, and he really got the show. I was impressed (with him). It was super nice to have some alone time with him where he was the star. I miss that. Sweet Candice, the only one who Shiloh doesn't scream non stop with right now, came over and did a champs job of putting her to sleep. It was a miracle that she performed, I must say. She is the ONLY one that we have here that can do that, because at the sight of everyone else, Shiloh freaks out.
(Last police hat sighting) :(
Finally to close, we all know how hard I have been trying for almost a year now to kick the binkie habit (if you're judging me...I don't wanna hear it. I know he's three ok?!) Has has been sleeping with that thing all of his life and back in May when we tried kicking the habit and nap time started to fade out when I had a brand new baby, I couldn't do it. So, I am proud (and still a little sad) to annouce, the binkie has left the building. He did really well. Day 1 and 2 were so hard, but he is doing great now. I am so proud of how brave he was. He was so attached to them. I cannot even tell you how attached because you would think i was exaggerating. He was concerned if "they were ever coming back to him" and wondered if THEY would miss HIM. He told Will yesterday, "Even though I am still very sad about my binkies and still miss them a lot, now I can still feel happy." Very mature.
He is growing so fast. I am really still trying to work on being present and not put so many things, dishes, vaccuming, this damn computer, in fron tof spending time with him. He is such a pleasure to mother and I am so thankful that God gave him to me.