Arthur is 33 months old. The double three this month is a big reminder that we are on the serious countdown to Him turning 3 years old!
I have loved this month with Arthur, he has been an absolute pleasure to be around. I really can’t say enough good things about him. He seems to have developed loads of new interests, becomes funnier every day but is still our sweet natured gorgeous little boy.
His speech is developing at a rapid rate which is amazing and in turn, helping to reduce tantrums a little!
He loves playing in Freddie’s cot, takes all his soft toys in there and ‘puts them to bed’ tucking them all in with his blanket. He’s also started to ‘change’ them by wiping their bums (or that general area depending on the toy!) it’s super cute!! The best bit is that he always wants Freddie in there with him!
Arthur plays more and more with his toys, current favourites aside from the soft toys, are his cars. I love watching him get lost in his own little world playing!
He shows less interest in TV all the time, and will very rarely now watch for more than 30mins before getting bored, whereas he used to happily sit through a film! The exception being that he’s just developed a fascination with “racing cars”, much to Mark’s delight as it means we can now have the F1 on without there being a tantrum that it’s not Peppa Pig!! He loves to tell us the different colour cars and that “they are fixing the cars” every time a car is in the pits! They are apparently constantly crashing too, even when they are not!! When there is an actual crash he thinks it’s the best! The cutest thing about this though is that he has to get his cars out at the same time and they race too!
Another interest that’s emerging this month is cooking! I bake bread at least twice a week and usually cookies at least once a week and Arthur loves to help me. I pull up a stool to the kitchen counter and he sits along side me. He loves when I explain everything that goes into what I’m making and repeats it all back like he’s storing it to memory! I LOVE that he’s showing an interest in cooking and it’s something I definitely plan to encourage as much as possible!
With Arthur getting closer and closer to going to school I needed to start focusing on getting him to wear clothes, something this little island boy is not a fan of! My first goal is to just get him to keep some pants on! This little island boy likes to be au natural so it’s definitely a challenge, I think this might be a whole blog post in itself soon!
We are now in Easter holidays and so Mark is home with us for 2.5 weeks, Arthur absolutely adores having his Daddy home and I know there will be lots of fun for us all in this time.
I am very aware that after the Easter holidays there is only half a school term left before Arthur starts going to school, at least for a couple mornings a week. I intend to cherish every second I have with our gorgeous messy haired little guy until then!!