|Watch out, Polly!|
We met up with our friends and walked around for a while. Ayden rode in the Ergo and was pretty interested in everything around us. Whenever he saw a dog he watched it and it was like any people around disappeared. This kid sure loves animals!
Overall Ayden had a very chill, go with the flow day. The only times he fussed were when he was tired or hungry, understandably, and when I took his toothbrush from him. We just started brushing his two little teeth and he kind of loves it. I had to pry the toothbrush from his little fingers and broke his heart in the process. I wasn't about to give t back and reinforce the behavior so I just hugged him and let him know I understood his feelings and found something equally as awesome to redirect his attention. He forgot about it as quickly as he escalated but we are definitely crossing over into "that" territory and need to be careful about how we react.
After the art fair we stopped by the grocery and then came home and had dinner with the same friends who met us at the art fair. Ayden joined right in as always and ate some pork chops, roasted brussel sprouts and applesauce. He's getting pretty good with a spoon (we load it up and set it on the tray so that he's still in charge of his eating) but did manage to wear a lot of it. He also demolished a chicken leg at lunch, caveman style.
This kid sure loves to eat!
According to the "Wonder Weeks" App that I have, Ayden is going into the "categories" leap. He will start inspecting things closely as he begins to sort his world into categories. He'll also begin to show comprehension for key words. We have noticed a little bit of this already, especially with his reaction to the word, "up" and can't wait to see what other connections he makes during this leap. Never a dull moment!