Tyler has been enjoying his treats. He seems to have a preference for chocolate. No big surprise in this family! He's eating an oreo here. He got way messier than this. When he's done he always rubs his head, and gets food all over his hair. At least he doesn't have much of it, but he sure has more than he used to!
Boys in a bin. I was pushing Tyler up and down the hallway, then Dawson climbed in so I just sat Tyler on his lap. He actually tolerated it! He never used to want Tyler on his lap or anything but he seems to really be getting the hang of and even enjoying having a brother around now. :)
I've been putting the boys to bed at the same time lately. It used to be Dawson first, then Tyler once Dawson was asleep. This used to work great since Tyler was on a crazy schedule from the hospital and had his days and nights a bit mixed up. I finally got him down to Dawson's bedtime though and it's been doing pretty good. I change them both, then stand Tyler up in the middle of the room and have Dawson come over for a hug. They hug, which is the cutest thing ever, then I put Tyler in his crib and turn on his crib turtle while Dawson crawls into his bed. Sometimes he's not as willing and I have to put him there, but he's been getting a little better with that. After about a week, Dawson discovered that he could crawl into Tyler's crib and play with him and his crib turtle! So I put up the crib tent. I bought it 2 years ago to keep Dawson in his crib and now I put it back up to keep him out! Funny to think about. Tyler is awesome about bedtime, he's never (to my knowledge) tried to get out. He lays there a bit, then stands up and turns his turtle to the song he wants and lays back down to fall asleep.
In some ways Tyler seems so mature for his age! Changing the turtle song just to fall asleep. He helps me get his carseat buckled by tucking his arms in so I can get them in the straps. After mealtimes he always stays to get his hands washed. Today in Target he was fussing so I let him out of the stroller. He wandered around a bit but always came right back. He's getting so good at walking more steadily and is getting faster too! He walked along the stroller so we could check out the new food section too, which was all the way across the store. He did scream, squirm and throw a huge tantrum when I put him back in the stroller though. He's really starting to throw more on the floor tantrums lately. He'll flop down on his tummy and cry, then get up because I've walked right past him and he has to follow me! He's quite dramatic about it too, he often looks right at me and does a dramatic flop. Sometimes it's hard not to burst out laughing because it just looks funny. Thankfully Dawson's on the floor tantrum phase didn't last very long since I just ignored him, so I'm hoping Dawson will ignore him too so we can move past that phase.