I am Sister Elyse, and it has been 10 days since my last...blog entry. Oh my, I'm a terrible person. But alas, as last week was a vacation week, I neglected my blog.
We just returned from another weekend in the Hamptons. Once again, Theo was such a good boy. He happily roamed the house and the grounds. We grumbled about the rain while it brought him great excitement. He is always a delight to take somewhere, because he enjoys everything. He sat and ate with us at every meal. He charmed everybody. He's just delicious.
And he learned to pour himself water from a water cooler. He knows how to stick the cup under the spout and push the button. I was in the living room and Theo kept walking in with his cup filled to the top, and crying because water was spilling on him.
That's another thing; he has become more conscious of being dirty vs. clean. When he eats and gets food all over his hands (e.g. from sauce) he asks for a napkin so he can clean his hands. He says, "dry," in the cutest little voice.
Theo talked quite a bit this week. He gave me an unsolicited "I want banana please (I want nana peese)." He had 6 bananas in 2 days and would have had more if there were more. People really ought to believe us when we tell them he's a monkey.
Theo is getting great with commands. Turn around. Sit down. Up. Naturally, his first sentences are commands. That's my Theo! Just goes to show how smart he is. He's certainly learning all the important things to say first. "Read again" is one of my favorites.
Last night on the long train ride home from East Hampton, our exhausted little family sat. Theo looked out of the window, his eyes wide with wonder at the raindrops, and his mommy and daddy staring in wonder at this beautiful boy, sometimes little, sometimes big.