Today my babies are 27 months old!
You are my MONKEY! Seriously all you want to do is climb things. When we were at the aquarium you climbed up the statue out front in 2 seconds and it didn’t scare you one bit. You are SO close to just realizing you can climb out of your crib and sometimes you even try to climb IN it. When I ask you if you are a monkey, you reply with monkey sounds and giggles. You have reached another phase of picky eating, which I have become accustomed to at this point and I realize it will come and go. You have become VERY OCD about everything! You have to hold a specific hand when coming down the stairs in the morning, you cannot STAND it when milk spills and you HAVE to clean it up immediately, you like to get in the car first when we load up for school and the list could go on and on. You aren’t a fan of coloring really and you are OBSESSED with Toy Story. Obsessed.
You weigh about 29 pounds and measured 35.5″ a few weeks ago. You still have the tiniest little waist and long legs to go with your belly. Your hair still grows slower than your brother and you still have your chubby cheeks that I LOVE to kiss. You are still attached to Mouse and I’m pretty sure he needs another washing soon because he is getting nasty.
When I drop you off at school you smile at everyone in the hallways and then walk right in without any hesitation. This makes me proud yet sad to see you already growing out of your attachment to mommy.
You can be SO SILLY and laugh at the simplest thing and your facial expressions are priceless!
You are my silly boy! You are so serious most of the time in a deep concentration of whatever it is you may be doing at that moment but you have these bursts of SILLINESS that I love! It could be a song you hear, a snack we give you or something we say and you just light up with animation and jibber jabber. You are talking MORE and MORE with each new day….it isn’t as clear as Sutton but I’m learning to make out what you are saying.
You weigh 31 pounds and measured 37″ a few weeks ago, which for height wasn’t even on the chart. Shocker. You still have crazy cowlicks and your hair grows faster than your brother’s. You LOVE ALL sports. Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, you name it. And you are GOOD. Seriously for a 2-year-old.
You LOVE green beans. Yes, GREEN BEANS! Even tonight you ate your serving on your plate, what was left in the pot, half of mine and then brother’s! I will remind you of this when you are older. You aren’t near as picky when it comes to food and you are starting to like sweets more. You have gone from LOVING the Wiggles to Yo Gabba Gabba….you will say, “GABBA!” when you see it come on. You love laying in mommy and daddy’s bed with the blankets pulled all the way up to your chin and tucked in on each side. You love when I play with your hair and you love to stay in the bubble bath as long as you we will allow.
You have become a little opinionated, which is new. For the longest time you were always such a “go with the flow” kid but now you know how to say, “no.” When you start to act up it usually only takes a warning for you to stop but if you get time-out or a spanking you get SO sad and just want to hug me.
You have more “stranger danger” awareness than your brother. Recently we were at Sam’s and this cute elderly man came up and kept patting your hand saying hello and talking to you both. You started bawling! I like that you aren’t willing to run off with strangers but man it’s embarrassing when someone is just trying to be nice. 🙂 You too love to walk right into your classroom at school. This morning you turned around and waved saying, “bye bye mama!” with a HUGE grin on your face. Again, makes me happy and sad all at the same time.
Both of you love to dance, especially in the car to songs I can’t stand but of course cannot turn the station when I see you two jamming out in the backseat. When Daddy leaves in the mornings to go to work you both say, “Bye Bye Dada! Lub ew!” This is repeated at least 4-6 times and continues long after he has walked out the front door. When it is time for naps I will tell you to say goodnight to each other which is followed by you kissing and saying, “night night bubba. lub ew.” SERIOUSLY! MELT. MY. HEART. At bedtime we say our prayers and you both clasp your hands together and will repeat everything I say, “tank ew Jesus for…” and then you say “AMEN!” with such gusto!
We are making improvements in the sharing department. Just today Sutton had the red choo choo and Fynn snatched it. I warned Fynn to give it back or get a time-out and at first he smiled real big and SLIGHTLY shook his head “no” but once I gave him “THE LOOK” he walked over and handed it back to Sutton. Sutton’s response? “Tank ew Bubba.” AGAIN! MELT. MY. HEART.
We are still doing great with sleeping from 8/8:30-8/9 and we take 2-3 hour naps on days we aren’t in school. We have had a busy past month with a trip to the aquarium, multiple trips to two of our favorite parks, the zoo, play dates and sweet treats we don’t normally give you.
I keep waiting for the “terrible 2’s” to kick in but it hasn’t. Makes me wonder what 3 will be like. I do know my kids make me proud AT LEAST once a day. They are easy to be around (most of the time) and they make me laugh. I am so proud to be their mommy and I will continue to make it my mission to raise smart, sweet, mannerly, fun, loving boys!
Until next post…