06 December 2013

Ike is Three

Or 29. Depending on how he feels when you ask him.
Ike loves dinosaurs, books (especially books about dinosaurs, dragons, bears and other animals), blocks, army guys and animals. He enjoys singing and being sung to. Favorite songs at the moment include "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "the Cougar song" (which is really the BYU fight song), "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man," (which he now thinks is associated with Christmas because of our nativity set), and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

He is a moderately good helper, depending on his mood and the chore. He loves to help with laundry - bringing it to the washer, pushing wet clothes into the dryer, sorting his own clothes - but he's not as keen about putting away his toys or helping with the dishes. He loves to choose his own clothes, and usually will opt for a shirt with a picture on it. He'll opt for stripes occasionally, but only if his shirts with pictures are all dirty. He does not like having his hair washed or combed.

He has a major sweet tooth and spends his day begging for treats. I'm only exaggerating a little bit here.

His best friend is a girl who lives across the street, but he loves playing with all children. He always has fun at his sitter's house and asks pretty much every day if he is going there. Ike also loves going to nursery each week.

Sometimes he acts shy, but for the most part he is very outgoing and loves to talk to all sorts of people.

I'm always astounded by his memory. There are so many things that he pulls out of his head, and I'm blown away that he remembers that event or that person. He also has a really good sense of direction, which also blows my mind.

We love this little guy and are glad he's our boy.

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