Oscar works on our yard pretty regularly, so Ty's gotten used to helping him water the plants and playing outside with him. Whenever we're pulling into our driveway he says "outside dada." In early June we had some rainy days, but he still wanted to play. We opened the garage door and let him figure out for himself that it was a bad idea.
Oscar had recently put up stones leading to our little backyard. We told Ty "stay on the stone" and he imitates it in the most adorable way. We caught a little bit of it on the video above. After staying on the stones he ran onto the neighbors grass and said "stay grass" in the same cute way.
But June for the most part was super warm, which brought us to the park a lot. Ty loves playing in the sand at Silverlake. I try to take him out of the house as much as possible since he's recently discovered television and watching youtube videos on phones and tablets. When we're at home that's all he wants to do.
Push that mommy in the water!
Ty seems most happy playing with things that weren't actually intended for his entertainment.
He's become very affectionate these days. I melt whenever he requests hugs. He must have learned it from mom and dad. He's also realized we're complete suckers for it, so I have to watch when he's just using it to get what he wants.
Going to Home Depot in the wagon and buying hostas with daddy.
This summer I've been taking Ty to Toddler Storytime at Snohomish and Everett libraries. The first time we went he was super shy and didn't want to participate at all. He'd even lock up his body when I'd try to help him do actions with the songs. Now he's much more interactive and loves going. We also tried the stay and play once, but Ty being Ty was much more interested in getting into things he wasn't supposed to get into than in playing with the toys provided (like climbing on stacks of chairs and tables and trying to pull fire alarms).
He's a great helper and often does the dishes with me.
On one occasion he insisted on using daddy's work gloves to unload the dishes in the dishwasher.