Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday!

This day, two years ago, at 10:21 PM, you were brought into this world (definitely against your will), weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 3/4 inches long.

Happy 2nd birthday to my beautiful son.  I cannot believe it has been two years since you came into this world and change my and your father's lives forever.  You have really showed us what love is and how to have patience.  We don't sweat the small stuff anymore and we certainly look at the world differently.

You are learning so much and growing so fast.  You understand everything that we say and use new words all the time.  Mommy is still very crazy and I keep a close eye on your expressive language.  Your gross motor skills have exploded and you are every where!  We are no longer concerned with your legs- they have really straightened out and you run great, climb up the steps great, and are doing just fine.  You do not want your father or I to help you feed you.  You want to do it all by yourself and we let you.  You use your spoons and forks independently and it is very few and far between when you put them down to eat with your hands.

You are in a big boy bed (have been for a few months now).  You still aren't quite ready for potty training, although you are starting to show signs.  You did pee on the potty this week after telling us you needed to pee; however, when we put your big boy underwear on (at your request), you peed in them and then told us.  We are in no rush.  You do things on your own time.

You love watching and copying older kids.  That is how you learn best.  Swinging like a monkey from a trap on the bar?  You watched J at your Beast/Super Beast class do it and then got up there and copied him.  Forward roll?  You watched one of your friends do it and did the same.

You equally want me and Daddy.  Some days you are a Daddy's boy and some days your Mommy's boy.  We know our turn will come, probably later that same day.  There are a select few who you go straight to and hug or converse with.  Everyone else it takes you a little bit to warm up to.  You are shy and that's just fine.  Mommy was shy until grad school; it is not a bad trait to have.  You are so silly and are such a little ham, I don't see your shyness staying around long.

Lately you have been trying to boycott naps in your big boy bed.  We have had to break out the pack-n-play and have you nap in that.  You like to get out of bed and play with your toys.  Bed time is a different story.  You get in your bed and you stay in it until the morning.  We have to keep your door closed though, you were getting up in the middle of the night and coming to our room.

You absolutely love books.  You don't sit still for much, but you sit still for books.  You have your favorites (like Sandra Boynton and Curious George), but you do find different books on your shelf and pick those to read at night.

Right now, you are into dinosaurs, trains, and zoo animals.  You really like using the iPad to play different games and occasionally sneak onto one of Daddy's games (like Fruit Ninja).

Your laugh is just contagious and we can't help but laugh when you do.

I could talk about you forever.  You are the love of our lives.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds and how much you grow.  We love you


Sarah Halstead said...

Sweet post. Happy 2nd Birthday Hunter!! I had fun taking your photos!

Sarah said...

very sweet! happy birthday to your little man :)