Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Wheels!

Ayden is almost 2 going on 16...  David's parents bought him his first set of wheels!!

We spent the morning on Tuesday putting it all together. Ayden had his tools and I got mine and it took us a little under an hour. I thought it would be as easy as clicking a few parts into place but I suppose if a toddler were to enter a Fred Flinstone drag race, he would require a few bolts for safety. Haha!

It was such a beautiful morning to be outside and Ayden was a great little assistant. We have always tried to involve him in whatever we are doing but we have kicked it up a notch by giving him more actual tasks/responsibilities and he seems to be loving it!  Toddlers are after the same thing as the rest of us... they just want to know that they have a purpose in life. 

Ayden has been "driving" his little car around every morning since we built it.  David always said that he'd like to buy an old car and fix it up with his son if he ever had one.  If Ayden is as enthusiastic to help at 16 as he is now, he'll love that kind of father-son bonding project!  

What are your toddler's favorite chores? 
Ayden helps move clothes from the washer to the dryer, cleans up anything he spills on the floor, helps feed the pets and helps us stir food/add spices when cooking. As well as anything else we might be doing at any given time. 


PS, I finally got Ayden's "What's This?" video to publish!  Here's a link back to the post in case you want to see it.

Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Here's The Skinny"

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  1. Hi sarah, cute car for adorable ayden. I read your post you linkd above from one year ago called here the skinny. I watched all the movies you listed on netflix. The movie knives over forks encourages vegan and no meat. I have trief vegan and paleo. I have heard as movie also says that meats not good. Confused. I love paleo diet, did it as detox diet for 30 days. Made me feel great. What are your thoughts on meat. Do u believe that movie knives over forks. Would appreciate your insights. Lots of controversy it seems on different ways of eating.

  2. My 17 month old son has one of those cars too (but pink!) and it's so adorable to watch him drive, especially because he can only go backwards, haha. He can go forwards on his little Radio Flyer tricycle but hasn't got the concept in his car yet. He also has a little playhouse so I like to push him up to the house as if he's pulling up from work. He's like a little man too!