So, my sweet boy, you turned 2 in August and I am just now getting around to writing down some milestones to remember. We were one month late with your birthday party, too! But, we did it! We try, buddy, we try. We are a busy homeschooling family and we are still getting your daddy situated in his new office!
This Sunday, we arrived home late after going to dinner and you were tired. There was an amazing, beautiful harvest moon; so, your brothers and dad got the telescope and went out to the field while I gave you a bath. Of course you wanted a snack after your bath; so, you were sitting in the kitchen at the table, still in your towel, watching the other boys arrive back home and you looked at me and said, "brothers say I'm cute." Yes! Yes, they do that a lot. They want you to say it, too! And, you have us all rapt, dear one.
Just yesterday, we were prepping dinner and you walked into the kitchen and asked us to turn on the light and said you had to go pee. Ummm. So, your dad took you to the bathroom (where you led him) and turned on the light and put you on the potty while you peed. Then, your dad asked me to order that special potty training seat we had been talking about. I guess we don't need any more signs than that! Let's figure out this potty training thing! One of your favorite books right now is, "Once Upon a Potty" for boys. You LOOOVE it. so, no wonder.
A few months ago, I think I wrote about how you repeated every word we said. Now, you have all your own words and you try really hard to communicate well and you are always listening. You even paid attention to the cable guy's name today!
One of my favorite things you do is tell me your observations. You will be engaged in something and offhandedly say something like, "You are all finished with your food, mama?" These observations always end with, "mama". I absolutely love it! Some of them are very astute. We definitely can't sneak anything past you!
I love seeing you play. You have a wonderful imagination! My favorite word that you say is, "Ohs-Kay". Like, "Its Ohs-Kay, its just a train." You have great ears, too. Did I mention that? If someone changes something (even in the midst of chaos), you notice and tell us what's different. Like, "turn the music back on", or, "its just a lawnmower." We LOVE you to pieces. Gah!
You still prefer the stroller and the bike trailer to riding yourself; but, that's OK with me for now...that little push-bike we have is loud.
You go for the laughs, just like your brothers and your dad. Its the cutest! You want to understand and be understood so much. If we don't understand, it registers with you and you seem to think about that a lot and you seem a bit distressed about it. We try, buddy.
Since I have lots of affectionate terms for all of my boys and your dad does also, you like to use those names instead. Like, today, you called me, "lovey". LOL. You call your brothers, "Essemme" and "Jojobeans" because that's what crazy nicknames came from your dad. LOL.
Oh, sweet boy. We love to get to know you even more. We love you forever.