Guyon – 18 months

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I seriously can’t believe that you are already half way to two. You, little one, are such a joy to be around and each day is so exciting. Thank you for bringing so many smiles to our faces during such a transitional part of life.
How Big Are You?
Almost 28 pounds. Not sure how tall you are right now.

What’s Your Temperament?
You are still a pretty chill kid except for when you are tired or really want something. You will throw a fit and throw yourself around on the ground. Mom and dad will ignore it most of the time and let you finish before we console you.

You communicate with us a like a champ too. You have your own sign language for so many things. The common words are: more, please, thank you, shower or bath.
You are starting to form more sounds but we haven’t quite gotten full words out of you yet. I can only imagine though what it is going to be like when you start talking though. I have a feeling you won’t stop.

What Are You Eating?
Lots of food. Your typical eating schedule is as follows:
Arrive at daycare – Eggs
9:00 am – Snack
11:00 am – Lunch
After nap – Snack
5:00 pm – Dinner

You dink lots of milk and water out of your straw cups and love to drink water out of big kid water bottles. You like to pour the bottle out when you are finished with it.

You are such a sport about trying new foods. For the most part, we still haven’t found much that you won’t eat.

What Are you Sporting?
24 month pants
2T Pajamas
24 month and 2T shirts
You wear mainly button down shirts and shorts or pants to daycare most days with your boat shoes. You are definitely a Maryland boy when it comes to the boat shoes.
At home, a lot of times, you are in a diaper and t-shirts.

How Are You Sleeping?
Coming back from vacation was rough on you. You have started to adjust back into your schedule but you still have nights where you cry for a little while before you fall asleep.
Towards the end of the month though, you were back to sleeping like a champ. You sometimes need a book in bed with you to help you fall asleep but it does keep you quite. You seem to always choose the largest books though to keep in your bed with you.
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Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– Playing games with Daddy to get cookies after dinner
– Eating dinner on the front porch
– Books!!
– Playing outside. After daycare almost everyday and all weekend if we let you.
– Your basketball blanket
– Watching the cows and for airplanes
– Food!!!!!!
– Playing in the bathroom.
– Cleaning tools. Vacuum, dust buster, broom etc.
– Wagon rides
– Pointing out airplanes and helicopters

Dislikes
– Going to bed too early
– Daddy being away
– Being woke up from naptime.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– You tried eggplant for the first time and you liked it. It probably helped that mom made eggplant fries.
– You enjoy playing basketball and being outside.
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– You went back to daycare… and caught your first sickness. You ended up staying home on Friday due to your highest temp to this day. (101.4)
– You enjoyed crawling in the cabinet where the garbage can goes because mommy broke the garbage can and it made a good hiding place.
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– You and daddy bought mommy flowers for her first day back to work.
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– You have done so much in your new room. You paint, play pretend, play in the sensory bins, and play in the water at daycare.
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– Mommy built you a playhouse out of a couple of boxes that she was able to get at work. You LOVED it.
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– You helped daddy install the new garbage can.
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– You like to clean your cardboard playhouse with your broom.
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– We stayed home instead of going to the boat for the weekend. You dumped out your cloud dough, we played in the drive way, had wagon rides and played outside all morning. We had Granny and Grandpa over for dinner on Saturday night.
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– You slept through the solar eclipse on August 21. Hopefully you will see the one in 2024.
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– We explored Chestertown and visited the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. We explored the park and found a fun playground.
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– You have gotten carsick several times. It’s never fun when that happens.
– You explored the hay bails in the backyard with daddy.
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– Your first day in the Toddler class.
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– You played in the rain for the first time.
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– You endured another couple of days of daddy being away. This time he went to Wisconsin.
– Sweatshirt weather has started and you wore your “Cat in the Hat” sweatshirt for the first time.
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– We cheered on Purdue football in your vintage overalls.
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– You hung out with our friends Jim and Leyna. You were an awesome little dude and sat for over two hours while we ate crabs. Labor day weekend was a blast!
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– Tons of fun at daycare including box parties, PJ day, marker drawings, sorting pom poms.
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– We had breakfast at the Farmer’s Market. You had your first donut, an Apple Cinnamon donut from a local bakery.
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– Granny and Uncle Daniel visited for dinner and play.
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– You wore your Ravens jersey for the first game.
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– You celebrated the River Bandits winning and going to the Championship.
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The 4th in Iowa

This was the first trip that we took to see my little brother as he doesn’t get time off during the summer. We met up with family from Indiana and California for a large family gathering with family from both sides of the family. It was awesome to see everyone in one place and have so many people there for Guyon to hang out with.

We visited the Science Museum, the John Deere Pavilion, Antique Architecture(the store from American Pickers) and Modern Woodman Park. We had a special visit to the ballpark due to my brother being the head groundskeeper. We enjoyed the suite at the ballgames.

The first ballgame we attended, Sean and several of the cousins did a race in between innings. The second game featured my cousin and I sumo wrestling in between innings. It also featured both of the boys tending to the field at the same time. Sam dragged and Andrew raked.

Here are just a few pictures from the visit.
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Next up was Guyon’s first visit to Purdue and West Lafayette.

Summer Adventure at the Parks

This summer the Harford County Parks department did a Summer Challenge. Each time you visited one of the parks, you were to take a selfie and submit it online. At 7, we got t-shirts, at 11 we were entered in a drawing for a Pontoon boat ride and at 15 we were entered in a drawing for a year membership to the science museum. We accomplished 16! Here are the photos of our visits.
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Guyon – 17 months

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This will be the closest we get to a 17 month picture. I failed this month in taking G’s pictures.

How Big Are You?
You love to weigh yourself on the scale in mom and dad’s bathroom. So we do know that statistic. You weigh 27.5 pounds.

What’s Your Temperament?
You are starting to throw temper tantrums a little bit but you are still very chill most of the time. You do have things that you are more attached to these days and you don’t like it when we take them from you to move on to the next activity.

What Are You Eating?
Anything and everything. You pretty much eat anything that mom and dad eat. Blueberries, hummus, Chick-fil-a grilled nuggets, french fries, applesauce packets and eggs seem to be some of your favorites.

What Are you Sporting?
Some 18 months but you are starting to out grow them quickly. Mainly 24 month and 2T. You do love your basketball shorts and dry fit shirts during the day when we play. Most days at home though you don’t wear shorts. You rock the t-shirt and diaper most days at home.

How Are You Sleeping?
You have your moments where you go to bed like a champ and then other nights you like to cry. Since we don’t have the pacifier any more, we just let you cry most nights.

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes

Dislikes

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– We went on our first trip out of the marina and you made it out of the marina and then you fell asleep. You slept until we rafted up with other members of the Yacht Club.
– A partial week without daddy. He visited Indianapolis this time.
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– We had space week.
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– We visited more parks for the Summer Adventure.
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– We watched the tractor in the field plant the field.
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– You learned how to pull books into your bed and read them at night time. Sometimes you pulled them into bed in the morning too.
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– You learned about how fun it is to put a roll of toilet paper in the toilet and get it all wet.
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– We visited Jerusalem Mills and visited with the interpreters that were there that day!
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– We started dinosaur week.
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– You got a bite on your foot which casued it to swell up, huge. We took you to the doctor where we got your antibiotics and you threw up on the way home. We think it might have been a spider bite but we aren’t 100% sure.
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– You fell asleep at lunch a couple of times causing you to take a really early nap.
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– We spent some time with Granny, Grandpa and Uncle Daniel on a Friday afternoon. You loved being in your swing and playing with your train. You ate like a champ at lunch at the Bayard House with Granny.
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– We went to the Bull Roast at St. Denis with the Yacht Club.
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– You helped daddy wash the car.

– We had Farm Week. We built your puzzle from Grandma and Grandpa for the first time. You painted and you played with your animals.
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– You love playing at the library and getting new books.
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– You wore daddy’s zoo shoes for the first time.
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– You helped with your 2nd Kids Kruise and you did awesome job. You also were a cutie in the photobooth.
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-You went on your first train trip. We traveled on the auto train from Lorton, Virginia to Stafford, Florida. We added a couple more states to your growing list. You also did great on your first train trip. You slept through the night.
– We vacationed in Savannah, Georgia. We used the ferry everyday and visited lots of famous places in Savannah.
– You helped celebrate mom and dad’s 5th anniversary.
– You continue to amaze us by going poop on the potty pretty much every day.
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Guyon – 16 months

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How Big Are You?
27.5 pounds and probably about 32 inches tall(I’m not really sure on this one.)

What’s Your Temperament?
You are starting to throw temper tantrums a little bit but you are still very chill most of the time. You do have things that you are more attached to these days and you don’t like it when we take them from you to move on to the next activity.

What Are You Eating?
Anything and everything. You pretty much eat anything that mom and dad eat.

What Are you Sporting?
Some 18 months but you are starting to out grow them quickly. Mainly 24 month and 2T. You do love your basketball shorts and dry fit shirts during the day when we play. Most days at home though you don’t wear shorts. You rock the t-shirt and diaper most days at home.

How Are You Sleeping?
Like a champ. We took your pacifier at the end of the month and you got over it in about a week that we were not giving it back to you. You nap for about 2 hours every afternoon as well.

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– The train room and your controller.
– Blueberries, blackberries
– Afternoon walks
– Playing outside
– Taking selfies

Dislikes
– Things being taken away from you.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Both of your bottom canines came in this month. You are still chewing on your finger hard core though so those 2 year old molars could be working back there. It is hard to tell when you won’t open your mouth for me to see.
– Started staying home with mom this month.
– Boat weekends
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– We celebrated Father’s Day at Schaefer’s Canal House in Chesapeake City.
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– We started our themed weeks off with Ocean Week.
– You love to play in your bins of water or in your pool.
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– You learned how to use your dot markers.
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– You had jello for the first time.
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– You learned how to play with sewing cards.
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– We started visiting some of the Harford County Parks for the Summer Adventure Challenge.
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– We had baseball week.
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– You got bit at daycare for the first time and it left a big bruise on your arm.
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– You eat with a fork and spoon at every meal.
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– We go to the library almost every week and you completed your summer reading. You got a new book, a baseball ticket and a free meal at Texas Roadhouse for completing.
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– We had another week without daddy.
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– We played with chalk on the driveway.
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– We went to an Ironbirds game.
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– We went on vacation to see Uncle Andrew in Davenport, Iowa. We had a great time and celebrated the 4th of July. You enjoyed the fireworks and the baseball games.
(More to come on this one.)
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– Then we went to West Lafayette, Indiana to visit the Fox family and visit Purdue for the first time. You did your first fountain run.
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– You had your first push pop in honor of Grandpa’s birthday.

– We did lots of shapes, colors, alphabet and numbers during our recovery week.
– You like zoodles….a lot.