Saturday, March 28, 2009

Joey Costanza

Joey's been having a tough time with the old potty training as of late. Some of the challenges we have endured include him changing his mind on which bathroom he wants to use multiple times during each attempt and insisting on various stages of dress.

Being two years old also means that he's developing his independence and therefore wants to do everything himself and in his own way. (I wonder from which parent he gets this trait.)

During a trip to the potty this morning Joey decided he wanted to remove his shirt. The important thing here is that you have to visualize Joey trying to pull his shirt directly over his head by the collar. This is probably the harder way to take off a t-shirt... especially when you the have short, stubby little arms of a two year-old.

After struggling with this process for a few minutes I offered to help him. "No I do it!" was his response.

In a second attempt to remove the shirt, Joey tried a new strategy. He got to a point where he had placed each arm through the neck of the shirt and was stuck wearing it more like a skirt. After analyzing his predicament and looked up at his old man and said "Help?"

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sorry Milo...

I think your Spiderman denim pant's crime fighting days are over.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Growing up a bit

So Joey's on the path leading out of being two years old. He's semi-successful at going on the potty, he can sing his ABCs, and he's starting to refer to himself as just "Joey," and not "Joey Milo."

After watching Mark lift Milo up and down on a pogo stick this week, Joey proclaimed, "Joey wanna go boing-boing!"

So they tried. Boinging is harder than it looks!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Love it when a plan comes together...

Milo has been informing us of (obvious) events lately.

Most start the same way- here's an example:

Milo: Okay, now here's the plan-

The plans are usually along the lines of "Joey didn't eat his dinner but I like Spiderman," or "Joey needs to be spanked and I need some soda."

Bossiness aside, he is rather cute about it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Milo's Workout Inspiration

So Daddy has taken up running and has been getting more fit. Milo offered these words of encouragement.

"Hey Daddy... If you get your fat belly back you can be a wrestler!"