Friday, September 12, 2014

My 2 year old

You are such a big boy now and at 2 years old there is more than just what you are eating and what size shirt you are wearing to report.  I'm not really sure where to begin.  So I'll start with the easy stuff.  You have the cutest curly hair.  Sometimes it gets out of control and we have to cut it, but those curls always come back (thank goodness).   You are super tall, 40 inches (99th percentile for you age group) and you are still skinny, 34 lbs.  You are about as big as most 3 year olds.  In fact other 3 year olds will come up to you and try to engage you to play and you are not quite sure what to do some of the time.

Speaking of play, you are still a super energetic little guy.  Running around the house chasing George or with your truck or wagon is pretty much an every day thing.  Some of your favorite things are your power tools, tractors, dinosaurs, legos, puzzles, animals (especially ones that roar), bugs and of course books!  You have not lost your love for books.  You have not lost your love for dancing or music either.  Your Daddy puts on your favorite song and you start to dance.  In the car you demand, "Mom, turn it up!"  It's too cute!  But don't worry you are all boy.  We don't get to do it much since it's so hot outside but any chance you get, you love to go outside and dig in the dirt with your shovel and look for bugs and worms.  You especially love to go outside and help daddy mow the lawn.  Most of the time he lets you help him blow off the patio when he is finished.  Here's my little man in action.  You have also finally figured out that movies and cartoons are very entertaining.  I try not to let you zone out too much with your tablet or a movie but every since Emma Gene has come along I have sort of lost my control of how much you watch it.  I will get back my day.  But your favorites are Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Sesame Street, and the best of all Peppa Pig!!  I learn about everything british when I watch it with you.  It's quite the education.  

You are also obsessed with Santa Clause.  Ever since the January or February after your second Christmas you have developed a fascination with Santa.  He must have made quite an impression on you.  If you don't recall the picture I will refresh your memory.  You talk about Santa almost every day.  You love to say, "Mom, I put my shoes on so I can go see Santa Cause and sit on his yap".  You love santa books, santa games, watching Santa videos and singing about Santa.  I think when Christmas gets here your head is gonna explode.
You talk non stop these days!  You are making full sentences, and have been for a while.  I can make out what you are saying most of the time.  It's much easier if it's in context to what we are doing of course.  But your recall is amazing and at times you will try to tell me about something that happened weeks ago and it takes me a while to catch on.  Your speech is very sing songy (is that a word?).  At the end of the sentence your infection goes up.  It's pretty cute.  You have trouble with your "c" sounds so words like taco come out like, ta-to and okay comes out o-tay.  It's adorable.  So adorable I never correct you.  You also like to overuse the word because.  It's your attempt to connect two of your thoughts when telling a story.  For example, "The monkey and the tiger were chasing, because they were chasing"  Makes absolutely no sense, but so adorable.  I try to cherish the cuteness you possess now.  I want to remember every cute thing you say and how cute it sounded.  It's near impossible.  I look back at videos of you 6 months ago and it's crazy how much you have progressed.  I guess I need to get more of you on tape.  Now only if I could get you to cooperate...

You hit another milestone shortly after turning 2.  You are fully potty trained!  Who-hoo! It took some time but in a month or two you had the hang of it.  I was so relieved to not have to change two sets of diapers once Emma Gene got here.  You really are a big boy now!!

We are so proud of you and we love you so much Wey-Wey!!

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