My baby is two!
Oh, this boy. I love him so! He is so full of life, energy, and fun!
He feels big feelings and has lots of emotions. A lot of his little life is just an injustice ;) and that just causes all sorts of tears. I've waited for two years for him to "turn the corner". I've decided to embrace reality, and realize that we probably won't be turning any corners. He's just a little sensitive soul. He has a big heart, and it's OK to feel big. Even if it drives me crazy daily. :)
Thankfully he is an equal mix of emotions and down right hilarity. I mean, I don't think there has been a day that has gone by that I don't just laugh out loud at his craziness. He knows he's hilarious too. Oh the faces this one can make. I would not be at all surprised if he ends up being a class clown (cough, like Michael, cough), or a stand up comedian or something. Seriously. So funny!
He's scared of seemingly simple things like a swing or merry go round, but will climb up anything and everything. He'll jump off of things that are way too high, and he likes the thrill of being thrown up in the air by his Boppa or riding on his motorized car.
He loves his sissy! He hugs her, tackles her, follows her around, tries to play with her, antagonizes her, copies her every word and move. One of my favorite things that he says is "Lilly-ya, are you?" It's so cute. He misses her while she's at school, and gives her a giant hug when we pick her up at the end of the day. He goes to her for hugs and support if he has gotten in trouble, and asks her if she's alright if she is upset. He gets annoyed when she tries to hug him when he's not in the mood, or if she tries to talk to him after he's just woken up. They truly are best friends, and it makes my heart happy.
He loves accessories! Necklaces, hats, sunglasses, anybody's shoes except his own, scarfs, costumes, crowns... whatever he can get his hands on. :) He also loves any kind of vehicle, and will point out airplanes in the sky or loud trucks that go by. He is starting to get into trains more and more. He builds Legos with his sister, colors, plays with balls, and enjoys the play kitchen as well.
He can "figure out" most anything he comes across. He has an engineering mind. He likes to see how things work, build with his hands, open and close things that he shouldn't be able to open and close, and fix things. He is awesome at following directions. Even ones that are complex. We can tell him to go do xyz and he just gets it done.
He is just the sweetest little thing.
He loves his mommy like none other, but is a pretty big fan of his Boppa's as well.
His birthday was last Friday, but we decided to celebrate on Saturday instead. We woke him up with streamers on his door and balloons in his room. We all three went in singing Happy Birthday to him and loading his crib with balloons. He didn't know what to do.
We didn't do much in the way of a second birthday party for Olivia, so we kind of followed that with Logan. I ordered a Curious George banner, table cloth, some hanging decorations, plates, and cups. The kitchen was decorated when he came out. Then he got a birthday donut where we sang to him again!
This picture makes me laugh. We brought his gifts out to the middle of the living room. There were gifts from us, from Michael's mom and from my mom, so it looked like a lot to him. He just kept putting his finger to his mouth and saying, "hmmm". Ha ha!
He opened his gifts, and then we just spent the morning playing with them and watching a Mickey Mouse DVD he got. We had plans to go to a play place, but then found out it was closed permanently. It was kind of yucky outside, so we just had a low key morning in, and then went out later in the day for some fun.
Streamers and Superman!
I knew it was just going to be our family, so instead of paying a high price for a cake, I just made him a Curious George one myself.
We had his well check this week. Everything is going well. The doctor did hear a little heart murmur (which was also heard at birth, but then never mentioned again?!), but didn't seem too concerned. She said we'll just have to watch it and see. Other than that he is right on track and checked out great. She was asking me questions about his development and at one point asked me if he could jump. He stood up and jumped with both feet lifting off the ground! (The complete opposite of his sister!)
Despite the fact that we feel he has been the same size forever, he actually did grow some. He's now in the 50th % for height--although, the nurse was a little generous with her measurements-- and the 60th percentile for weight.
He's still mostly in 18 month clothes. He has some 24 month stuff that he fits into, but a lot of it is still too big! He is just moving into size 6 shoes. He still wears size 5 diapers, but will probably move up to 6's soon.
He's a pretty picky eater. Even more so than Olivia is. He would drink a liquid diet if he could. The Dr. said this is actually pretty normal, but to just keep working on it. Michael and I had a hard time coming up with a favorite food for him when we were talking about it, but I guess I'd have to say it's yogurt. It's the only thing he eats consistently. He likes cheese, raspberries, cheerios, goldfish, and bananas as long as they are the right ripeness. Oh, he could live on pouches too. But we limit those since they are costly. He eats more meat than Olivia did at this age, but he can be picky with that as well. He is not a fan of pasta at all. Not even mac and cheese!
He excels in motor skills and has no issues there. I'm actually kind of surprised he hasn't climbed out of his crib yet. Hopefully he won't for a while. His words aren't always the most clear, but he has a lot of them and is picking up new ones daily! He strings two, three, and sometimes even four words together. He's pretty polite and uses please, thank you, and bless you often.
He's starting to be able to name some colors and shapes. He tries to sing his ABC's, but only the first few letters understandable. He loves to sing, play music, listen to music, and dance.
He's a super fun little guy, and we just love him!