As he grows, I have said that every stage has been my favorite. This one is no different. I love seeing his personality, his smarts, his humor, his independence, his friendliness, his desire to help, his love of people, his kindness, his boy-ness, his rough and tumble play, his sweet cuddles, his excitement for life, his like of repetition/consistency/order, and his deep-deep belly laughs.
Ooooooh, sweet boy. I love you more than you will ever know. I get sad to put you down at night and look forward to your waking (as long as it's after 9).
I love you.
Our 2 year old has a plethora of words and phrases in his vocabulary. I'm writing them out for my reference and I'm sure I'll think of more later.
Names-Momma, Dada, Sarah (way-yah), Stephen (Bubba), Taylor (Tay-Tay), MiMi, Pop, NuNu, Dude (Ross' dad), Nathan (Nay-Nay), Austin (Au-in), Kennedy (NeeNee)
Phrases- bye-bye which means goodbye, let's leave and the name of his Cozy Coupe car, help, up (also meaning open), down, amen, yes (gah and yes), no, bite, more, please, thank you, you're welcome, excuse me, yes mam, yes sir, I'm sorry, mess, it's a mess, please
Things that go- airplane is still mine-a, trains are still choo-choo, bus, wee-o (fire truck), tractor, bike, car, truck, rocket
Colors- black, blue, yellow, orange, purple, red
Animals/sounds- meow, moo, chirp-chirp, neigh, elephant sound, baaaaa, barks, rawr, growls, duck, horse, bird, snake, bear, dog, cat, goat, fish, turtle
Food- applejuice, milk, cheese, cracker, cheese, kiwi, ice, water, banana, blueberry,
Things- star, moon, mail, tree, bath, mole, mom-mole (the mole on my chest), poopoo, bike, dada bike, eye, boo-boo, ear, nose, mouth, hair, night night, love you, dodo (motorcycle), baseball, ball,wow, wee, bubble, shoe, hat, baby, rock, book, draw, fork, bowl, shoe, brush
He desperately wants to do things on his own.
He has a wicked little rooster tail hair thing going on.
He is still obsessed with planes, trains and automobiles.
He says, "thank you Momma" to most everyone, but he points to everything and says "Dada's."
His favorite phrase right now is "what's this?" I promise you he says it about 100 times a day and I love answering him because it is such an opportunity for learning and conversation.
He runs to greet Daddy every day and almost always asks to go see the "moos." We have some cows living in a field beside our neighborhood.
He waves to almost all cars, parked or moving.
Daddy taught him to say hello, which sounds like "hewwo."
He has a sense of humor!
I still insist that he wear footie pajamas because they make him look like a baby.
The swing is his favorite toy at the park. Weeeeee! Weeeeeee!!
He gives good "squeezes."
He loves to go check the mail, which he says with the sweetest little Carson twist.
His best friends are Nathan (Nay-Nay) and Austin (Au-in) and he asks to see them often. "Where Nay-Nay?"
He shares his snacks and drinks with Riley (Wi-yah) and Berkley (Be-Be).
Showers and baths are one of the highlights of his day. About 99% of the time, he showers with one of us and cracks up the whole time.
He runs up to our booties, puts his hands on them and jiggles, saying "booty-booty-booty-booty." We may need to think about adjusting this behavior.
He is not potty trained. He shows some interest and readiness, but we aren't quite there.
He still sucks his thumb because Mommy is a wuss and thinks it's too cute.
He doesn't look back when I drop him off at the church nursery.
Throwing his food is still a battle, but it is definitely getting better by teaching him that he can hand us what he is finished with.
We left him with my parents for 5 days while we went to California and apparently he didn't notice that we were gone.
He gets super excited about simple things and I find great joy in this. He says, "Ohhhhh woooooowwwwww!"