You are TWO years old!
I want to say I can’t believe you are 2 years old but you already act so big it just doesn’t surprise me!
You are almost completely potty trained. You actually do better when we are out as far as telling us and holding it. At home you’re kinda just like ‘Oh hey guys I’m peeing on the floor.’ Obviously you are still in diapers for naps and night time.
You are the best eater. You will pretty much try any new food. Some of your favorites are broccoli, roasted cauliflower, salad, chicken, green beans, sugar snap peas, SPAGHETTI, you love your nunu’s (noodles), hot dogs, ham, guacamole & “bips”, triscuit crackers, raisins, popcorn, roast, almond butter, bananas, berries, peaches, raw red bell peppers, freeze dried peas, apples, tomatoes right off the garden vine, black olives, coconut milk The only things I can think of that you don’t care for are bread & blackberries. You just recently started eating and liking carrots. We don’t give you much dairy. We started to give it to you if it’s cooked in something but not much.
You talk in almost complete sentences. You can carry on quite the conversations. You just started saying ‘actually’ in your sentences and it’s so cute to hear. You ask WHY to EVERYTHING!! You can put your shoes on yourself and take your clothes off yourself. You can jump with both feet, do a somersault and run super fast. You like to put socks on and do slip and slide in the house although I don’t really like you to do that. If Jaidan gets frustrated with putting something together you will come behind him and say I’ll do it, and you usually do! You are great at figuring things out and with puzzles. You love playing what bubba plays like his small Legos, Angry birds Go game, Star Wars Mr. Potato head, cars, balls including little bouncy balls that yall bounce down the hall. You also love your train and putting the track together. You love reading books. Your favorite books are Hop on Pop, Little Hoot, Polar Bear Polar Bear, Hungry Bunny and But not the Hippopotamus. You love music. You love singing 10,000 reasons, hush little baby, Jesus loves me, and Good Morning God. He loves to pray and says Dear God thank you for trees, flowers, chair, animals, zoo, arms, legs, etc. You love to help clean like putting clean clothes away
You are independent & outgoing. You are very much a people person and will talk to anyone. The other day at the chiropractor in the play room Jaidan was talking to a boy that was almost 9. Jaidan told him he was 5 and you chimed in that you were 2. You said it like you were just part of the conversation. You are silly, love to make jokes and make people laugh. You are such a momma’s boy! You love to snuggle.
You wear size 2t. You have all of Jaidans hand me downs plus we had to buy you some solid color shorts. I prefer the softer cotton shorts on you, I’m not sure why. You only have one pair of blue jean shorts and I never put you in them. I’ve come to the realization that I love buying new clothes for yall so you have way too many clothes. I also like for you and Jaidan to match sometimes.
If I could bottle up your sleeping habits and sell them we would be rich. You are an amazing sleeper. Still. Thank you Lord. Seriously. You sleep about 10-12 hours at night and then take a 2-3 hour nap every day. Most days you ask to start your nap because you love them so much. Please please please let your new baby sibling be half as good of a sleeper as you. We all sleep in the same room. It’s a little crazy at the start of bedtime but I wouldn’t change our routine for anything in the world. Extra snuggles with my boys at night is beyond perfection to me.
BIG BROTHER JAIDAN
Y’all are best friends in every way! You want to do everything Jaidan does and for the most part he lets you! I worried about yall being 4 years apart when I first had you and so far it’s been so far from an issue! I could almost never tell that yall are that far apart. Jaidan reads to you, lays by you, plays Legos with you, teaches you things, watches shows with you. I really am amazed. It’s so neat how the dynamic of our family just forms itself. He doesn’t always say things that I want you to repeat but of course you do anyway. Like when you can’t figure something out you say ‘I can’t get this stupid thing (fupid fing)’. You pretend to get mad and walk away saying “I be attitude”.
We had a little birthday party for you with family and friends. It was Curious George theme because that’s one of your favorite shows/characters. Plus you love bananas and we call you our monkey! We had yummy food, a little homemade water park area and a photoshoot back drop. You acted so well and cooperated for pictures and even told each friend thank you after you opened their gifts. Then you pulled around your wagon of party favors (Curious George coloring book) and handed them out to them.
and a little more to add on now that you are TWO AND A HALF!
35 3/4″ tall
shoe size 9
You had your first hair trim! It looks great to get the scragglies off the ends. You’ve been through a lot these past few months. I’m assuming it’s the transition of Zoie coming into our family. You’ve had tempers & fits like nobody’s business and your vocabulary has more than exploded. You can hold your own conversation to even adults. You are finally potty trained and owning it. You were deliberately peeing on things before and it drove me nuts. Mostly just at home. We could be in the truck or in the back of the store and you hold it until we get to the bathroom. You are just the cutest thing EVER. You always ask me to hold you and snuggle me. You ask me to move my hair so you can lay on my chest. You like drinking out of your “big boy cup” and sitting in the “big boy chair”. You are kind of crazy and will just throw your cup so you have to promise me you wont spill it to get your big boy cup. You absolutely adore Jaidan. Actually yall adore each other. If yall are away from each other for any amount of time yall talk about how much you miss each other and give the BIGGEST hug at your return. Anything that he says, you say about yourself. When Jaidan lost his top tooth you told people your tooth is loose.When Jaidan builds a lego house you say “look at my lego house, I built it without any instructions.” You are also now a big brother to miss Zoie girl and I can tell you and her will be best friends. You will love on her and bring her toys but it has to be your idea. She will just stare at you and wait for you to give her attention but if we say Jonah she’s looking at you, you just roll your eyes and make that cute little shy face. You can’t whisper to save your life. You are so loud and have the cutest deep raspy voice. Aunt Amanda says you are her little twin. I agree. You are super smart and funny. I love watching you play. Your imagination is adorable. Your favorite thing to play is definitely kitchen. You can turn anything into part of cooking or kitchen. You got a kitchen set for Christmas and the first few weeks after you asked if your kitchen set is still here. You love movies. You’ve gone through a series of obsessiveness with movies where you want to watch them over and over every single day. Bedtime Stories, Paddington, Inside Out, Flushed away. For naptime you go lay in your bed, drink your “cocomum” and watch signing time and fall asleep. Your favorite foods are: Guacamole and Beanitos, pizza, chicken, fruit (mainly bananas, strawberries, blueberries, cuties) noodles, Your favorite snacks are Sugar snap peas, raw bell peppers, tomatoes, dried snap peas, granola bars & pretzels.
Some of the cute little sayings you have: “Actually…” “I promise I won’t…” “Probly…” “And… peed” or “And… jump” “Sorry but I…”
For the past couple of months you have been going through some extreme fatigue and we’ve gone all over the board as to what could be wrong. After the pediatrician check up, blood work coming back normal and a visit with the ENT we are going back to that dairy allergy thing and seeing what we can figure out. You’ll sleep 10ish hours at night and 3 hour naps during the day and you are still sleepy, cranky, whiny, and just act exhausted when you are awake. I feel so bad for you so hopefully we can get you all fixed up again soon! 🙂
I love my baby boy so much! <3