Now Ollie is 33 months..... with less than 3 months to go until he turns 3! Time just seems to be going FAR too fast. I don't feel like I have been a mummy for almost 3 years. It is hard to explain what I mean.... I mean the time that has passed doesn't FEEL like 3 years and I feel a bit robbed! Hehe. Everyone told me the time goes by so fast, but I didn't believe them.
I have never been one to get emotional though, the older they get. I love it! Every new stage/ milestone that Ollie reaches is so much more exciting than the last.
OH! In just under 4 weeks we find out which school he got accepted in to! We applied to 4 schools and are desperately hoping he gets into one of our first 2 choices. I'm so excited for him to start. If you ask him where is he going in September he replies "I'm going to school".... if I ask what is he going to do at school he says "Going to play cars. The boys want to play cars with me."
He is fully potty trained (daytime....) and doesn't have accidents anymore. He is able to go on a toilet too rather than just his potty and balances himself! I'm surprised by how well he took to potty training. I think I was quite lucky and that he was completely ready when I tried. He is dry almost every naptime and has been dry on the occasional morning, I guess that just comes naturally though!
Ollie can use an iPad independently.... haha.
Ollie still can not dress himself, but he can put socks and trousers on.... and has no trouble taking all of his clothes off. He is able to pull his pants and trousers up and down himself when going to the toilet.
He still naps!! 2 hours every day between 1 and 3! This is when I get the main bulk of housework completed/ relax, depending on the day I have had! For instance.... today has been rubbishy so far, so I'm chilling out, catching up on missed tv shows and snacking on junk food.
Some rhymes Ollie knows and can say all by himself include Twinkle Twinkle, I Had a Little Turtle and Row Row Row Your Boat. He claps for himself when he is finished...
His drawing skills are developing really fast though I don't have a picture here right now (will post on Wednesday). Last week I had paper and colours out for him and I asked him what he wanted to draw. He told me he wanted to draw Daddy, so I told him he should draw a nice, round head first. He then did little dots and a line for a mouth and then 4 lines which resembled arms and legs. I was so proud and so taken aback by it!
When it comes to colours and shapes, Ollie knows most of them, but he can't count yet. He counts "1, 2, 4, 8, 9" hehe. I'm sure that will come soon though.
OH! I tried to teach him his address recently and let's just say that he does NOT live at 17 Morning Present.... hehe!