Apr 29, 2010
We can't believe you're already two! Time flies when you're having fun! You fill each day with so much joy and we're so lucky to have you to make us smile. Mommy loves spending each day with you, teaching you and watching you grow. Daddy loves when you wake up before he leaves for work so he can see your smiling face before heading out, and can't wait to walk through the door each evening and hear you shout, "Daddy!"
At 2 years old, here are some of the things you've been doing lately. After our move to Arkansas, you're back to a good routine and are sleeping well most nights. You're so tiny in that big twin bed! Naps are getting better in your new bed, too.
A few weeks ago, you started eating so well. We were so impressed with the things you were trying and how much you were eating. Well, it's faded away...must have been a growth spurt! But, you do have your favorites. You love pancakes or cereal bars for breakfast. A bagel with peanut butter is your favorite lunch. For dinner, you love tacos, spaghetti, and hot dogs. Baked beans are another favorite. You crack us up when you eat them - one at a time with your fingers, not a fork. If we make the mistake of telling you we're having them for dinner, we get to hear, "Beans, beans, beans, beans, beans...." over and over again the entire time we're cooking. Our snacks these days are Goldfish, cranberries, pretzels, and fruit strips (from Target.)
You love playing outside. For your birthday, you got a basketball hoop from mommy and daddy, a John Deere tractor from Memaw, a water table from Aunt Briana and Uncle Ty Ty, and a cool climber with a slide from Mimi, Beepa, Rosi, and Sandy. You're such a lucky little boy. Being surrounded by farms is influencing you! You love to talk about tractors and we walk down to see the cows a lot. When inside, puzzles are a new favorite of yours. Of course, you love playing with your trains. We have to make sure to take at least one with us wherever we go! You love your cartoons, too. PBS, Disney Playhouse, and Nick Jr. are our friends! Sesame Street and Thomas are classic favorites, but lately you've been getting into Blue's Clues, Curious George, and Dinosaur Train. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Special Agent Oso are also good. But, it makes mommy very happy to see how much you love books. You sit in your room looking at books a lot. Going to the library for storytime is one of your favorite things to do. You're such a good boy!
Lately, you've started singing more. We hear "Twinkle Twinkle" a lot and thanks to swim lessons, we now get to hear you sing "Row Row Row Your Boat." Last week, you sang "The Clean-Up Song" to me by yourself. It was adorable. We love to hear you sing and watch you dance!
We couldn't even begin to tell you how many words you know. You never stop talking! We love how you're putting words together to make sentences now. Last night, you told Daddy, "Shirley break pig." You weren't very happy that she had messed up the pig you made with Mommy. You know all your letters, except you sometimes say K for X, and your letters 1-10. You can snap your fingers, hop like a frog, and make more animal sounds than we can count. You're so smart!
We love you so much, bug. Happy 2nd birthday! Thank you for another wonderful year of laughs and memories. :)
Mommy and Daddy