Boy, oh boy. Our Silas is three years old! He is so much fun, so full of energy and life and curiosity. He is quick as a whip, very verbal and asks great questions. He makes us feel like our eyeballs are going to pop out of our head some days, but then we always end up laughing after we put him to bed. He’s a joy to have in our family, and we are so thankful for him.
Silas loves building with legos, blocks and magnatiles. He LOVES Paw Patrol, and right now his favorite is Rocky. He says that his favorite song is “Gadol Elohai,” which is a Hebrew song we listen to, but when he gets to choose our morning hymn, he always picks “Rock of Ages” because “it’s Daddy’s favorite.” (He also, hilariously, thinks that when girls sing hymns, you are supposed to call them “hers.”)
He transitioned to a big boy bed a couple months ago, and he sleeps on the bottom bunk. Overall, the transition went well, though we had some days where he played a lot before sleeping and we had a few scares. One day, I went to wake him up from his nap, and when I went in the room, the light was on and Silas was no where to be found!! My heart started beating really fast, and then I heard something coming from his tiny closet. He had closed himself into the closet and slept on the hard floor without any pillows or blankets!! We’ve also found him asleep on the rug a couple times at night, and we’ve put him back in his bed. He still naps most days, but does fine if we can’t make it home for a nap.
Silas is a pretty good eater at three. If he’s hungry, he eats what I give him. He loves Indian butter chicken, white chicken lasagna soup, chickpeas, yogurt parfaits, popsicles, graham crackers, hummus, soybeans, all kinds of fruit, peas, any bread I make (but not the “crusty parts”). He doesn’t love meat, but he’ll eat it. He is all about snacks, and would only eat snacks all day if I let him.
We have a new tradition before bedtime that includes me asking him three questions, which was an attempt to put a limit on the intense stalling he was doing. I’ve loved getting into his little head, and he often surprises me with the answers. His favorite parts of his day always include doing things with his dad. He always says he wants to go to Lake Michigan. He always says he’s most thankful for his mama. He’s a sweetie boy!
For his birthday, Silas requested that he get to make smoothies with granola on top with Dad (we call them “Acai bowls” even though there isn’t a trace of acai in them…). We went blueberry picking as a family, which was a great success. I made him one of his favorite meals, white chicken lasagna soup, and a blueberry pie for dessert. It was Bible Study night, so two families (with two of Silas’ best buddies) came for dinner and dessert. It was a fun day celebrating!
Loves: visiting the library, playing in the pool, gardening, reading books with mom, helping mom vacuum and mop, building towers with dad, wrestling Theo, taking all of the pillows off the couch, making roti with mom, magnatiles and legos, Paw Patrol, visiting Dad at the hospital, Lake Michigan, popsicles and ice cream
Dislikes: pooping on the potty, when he can’t have a snack, when mom walks too fast, when Theo knocks his towers down