Diederick Dale: 22 Months

Deeder’s been a very good boy this month.

Deeder opening gifts from Lauren!

Sometimes I find our days to be so tiring, other days I look forward to his naps ending so that we can go outside again and resume whatever game we were playing before nap and lunch time.

I know it’s been a challenging month for him. Not with teething or anything. It’s that ever tough and infamous stage commonly known as Terrible Twos in which all things by some force of nature must be questioned by the child. Some days Deeder seems to have an inner battle going on in which he is split between listening to Mom and Dad and shouting “No” and doing the opposite of what we ask. He rarely throws fits noticeable to other people. It seldom goes any further than him having to be asked twice to do something that he’d rather not, like getting out of the flowerbed! He does say no and scowl, in the end though, he does listen.

Deeder’s been expanding his roaming grounds too, very exciting business for him! After the snow melted he was able to run about in the grass rather than just up and down the parking lot pavement watching out for ice. Soon after the melt he decided that he needed even more–i.e, the neighbor’s yards. Thankfully the neighbors who he’s chosen are all welcoming and seem to enjoy his frequent unannounced.

Just over the past few weeks that he’s been visiting the next door neighbor dog Deeder’s become so comfortable over there that he doesn’t even need the neighbors to be home to go over for a visit!

Who couldn’t say yes to such a friendly face?

When Mommy has the energy for a walk Deeder gets to go to the park, which of course he completely enjoys. The climbing rocks his world! He is very cautious when other children come and want to play with him though, so we try to go early in the day when the chance of other kids being there is slim.

Here’s a slide video for your enjoyment:
He sure is brave!

Hope that didn’t make you dizzy! My camera work isn’t the smoothest thing ever!

This month I re-enrolled Deeder in the music class we went to last fall. So far it’s been going well. Deeder doesn’t participate as much as I would like him to, but that’s OK. As a child I wasn’t very outgoing in that way either. He’d prefer to go up afterward to beat on the drum, rather than crowd in with the other half dozen children when it’s time to play drums. His favorites are the songs where he gets to shake maracas and march, although he does have trouble sometimes staying in line with the march–there are days when he’d rather march out the door, rather than around in a circle with the other kids.

Deeder’s favorite toy this month has been his ride on John Deere tractor. He can even drive it through long grass and on bumpy places behind the garage.

Darren’s birthday is this Saturday. Deeder and I are still working hard on thinking of something extra special to do for Daddy as this is a big one! Don’t forget to say happy birthday to him on facebook, email, or maybe even a phone call? I know he really wouldn’t mind being remembered! ;)

Another month gone, they do fly by so quickly. This time next month Deeder will have a new baby sister. It’s hard to believe, and even harder to imagine, but like all things we’ll make the adjustments and not be able to imagine life any other way.

6 Responses to “Diederick Dale: 22 Months”

  1. Kathie says:

    The two of you are getting out a lot, now that the weather is better! Hope Carly agrees to tag along for the outings this summer:).

  2. Marylin says:

    Aww another month gone by already! Deeder sure is growing up! You never know… maybe Carly will make Darren’s birthday extra special by turning up a little early? ;)

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  3. Gramma Momma says:

    Diederick sure is growing up. That’s so nice that you’re able to get out so much. :)
    Thanks for the reminder about Darren’s birthday. With Carly arriving soon, this will be a special one for him. :)

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  4. Wendy says:

    22 months! AHH!! That means Lani is almost 23…

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  5. Laura says:

    Deeder is growing up, yes so true! He’s picked up signing again, I forgot to mention that in this month’s update. It’s pretty cool. In music class today we were doing a song about a little turtle who comes out of his shell and Deeder came over to me and showed me the sign for turtle even though the song’s actions didn’t involved doing that at all. Perty neat!

  6. Jess says:

    Almost 2 years! My Lord, he’s getting so big!

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