Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Time Tunnel

**Sorry, no pictures for the story because Jeff has the camera in NY.

Kyle has rediscovered his Brio train set, which was his daddy's. He liked it when he was smaller, but he was more destructive with it than anything. He would tear the track apart, etc. Now though, he knows how to do puzzles and the Brio tracks are essentially that - puzzles.

Everyday, we have to set up a track so that he can sit in the middle of it and run his cars around without moving much :o). My favorite part of watching/participating in the play is that he calls the tunnels, "time tunnel". He says it in a very specific way too - just like they do on Dinosaur Train, one of his favorite PBS shows. That PBS - so smart to combine dinosaurs and trains. What more could a little boy want?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Toot...

I went to check on Kyle last night around 11pm. I noticed that it was a little stinky in the room. Although I normally wouldn't change him in the middle of the night, I decided I didn't want him sleeping in a stinky diaper for 9 more hours. I got him out of the crib and laid him on the bed to change him. In a sleepy, not quite awake voice, he said "Toot". Toot is the word we use when he farts :). Apparently, he was letting me know he had, though he never did wake up.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

We Have an Upstairs!

Exciting changes at the house site. Jeff went out this morning to check the progress. Picture 1 - front of the house with courtyard entrance garage on the left.


Picture 2 and 3 are of the back of the house and the walkout basement.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm Fast!!

Kyle has taken to the movie Cars as if there is nothing else. As a result, every car, shopping cart, truck, plane etc must "Race". Oh, yes, and him too! He is forever trying to convince me to "race" him. Daddy taught him to say, "Mark, Set, Go!" Then we must take off. Kyle doesn't just run though. He pumps his arms and breathes as if he has been running a marathon. So of course, I follow suit :o). The latest edition to his repertoire is yelling "I'm Fast" as he runs into another room. I have tried to film it, but as soon as he sees the camera, he shakes his head and wags his finger at me. He does not like his antics recorded. It's almost like he has heard Daddy say we will show them at his wedding.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Big Changes in the Bergman House for 2010

I literally mean changes in the house, as well as everything else! We are moving to Halfmoon, NY in 4 weeks. Our house here sold in only 17 days on the market, and the new owners have been renting to us since. We couldn't quite locate a house we loved in NY, so we decided to work with Belmonte Builders to make the house exactly what we did want. We are very excited about all the selections we have made and are anxiously awaiting the closing in HOPEFULLY early May. Meanwhile, this does mean some temporary housing. But we can handle anything for 3 months!

Why, you might ask would we want to move from what is normally warm GA to ice and snow? Jeff was basically offered an opportunity he couldn't refuse. He is now a manager in Renewables Engineering over the Application and Requisition Engineers. Don't ask me what that all means just yet, I have all new acronyms to learn :o). I am sure to learn along with him, though. As for the cold and snow, we both have been there. We can do it, and hopefully share the fun things with Kyle like sledding and ice skating. He has a mean golf swing, so maybe hockey could be in his future as well. Lucky for us, someone decided to leave the freezer open in GA, so we have had lots of practice with bundling up.

As far as Kyle is concerned, he is growing and learning by leaps and bounds. I seriously think that just over the short WV visit at Christmas, he picked up 30 new words. Most importantly, he knows "chocolate". Now anytime he sees a metal tin or something wrapped in foil, he is certain it MIGHT be chocolate. Unfortunately for us, he is somewhat discerning in his chocolate preferences. He had chocolate cake at a friend's birthday party recently and wasn't impressed. We tried brownies last night to see if that might be an option for his birthday cake.

Kyle is certainly using words to his advantage. Now instead of crying at night, we hear "mama, dada, b, stuck" You name it and he is likely to try and use it if it will get our attention. I think my favorite thing that he says is "saw" for knife. Recently, I handed him a nectarine and asked if he wanted me to cut it. He took a bite first, then handed it back and said "Saw?" Of course, most of his vocabulary is tied up in tools - hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc. Normal things for a not-quite-2-year-old to know, right?