Tuesday, February 23, 2010


... is our only child (for now).

... is not a baby anymore. Toddler-hood completely creeped up on me. It has been a very bittersweet experience.

... has sworn off vegetables. I honestly cant find a single one that he will eat anymore! Fruit is a different story though. He will eat every single type of fruit that has ever been grown.

... is obsessed with all things music. Drums, guitar, piano, recorder. You name it, he wants to play it. And he has some pretty good rhythm too! I cant wait to see what he ends up playing when he gets a little older. Right now I would have to say drums, but we will see!

... is broadening his list of favorite tv shows. His current regulars are The Backyardigans, Wonder Pets, Little Einsteins and Thomas The Train. Whenever we have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD from the library that is also added to the list.

... has officially hit is terrible two stage. It is requiring a new level of patience that I have yet to tap into. Lord help me.

... has been sleeping in a big boy bed for almost a month. It looked like nap time was history, but I think we have it under control again. (More on that in another post.)

... loves outside play. Our neighbors are moving in a few days and they were gracious enough to give us their play set. Compared to Zachariah, it is HUGE! He can't get enough of swinging, sliding and climbing up the rock wall type thing. Thankfully the weather is cooperating so that he can run off some of that energy on the play set!

... will be two and a half in two weeks.

... has an incredibly silly personality. I LOVE being able to watch his silliness unfold. He really does keep us laughing constantly!

... weighs at least 500 pounds. Obviously I am lying. He is probably closer to 40 pounds. Its been about a year since we have been to the doctor so I really don't know for sure how heavy he is. But trust me, he is a heavy two year old!

... cannot sleep without gung gung and his blue blanket. He has added quite a few animal friends to the bed recently, but I will showcase those in another post. :)

... would eat breakfast food for every meal if it was an option. Pancakes, eggs, bagels, toast, cheese grits. He will eat any and all of it. 24/7.

... loves to sing. Right now some of his favorite songs to sing for us are: Ten in the Bed, Do You Know the Muffin Man, We Will Rock You, A Bushel and a Peck, Low Rider and The Wonder Pets theme song.

... constantly amazes me with his smarts. At 15 months old he knew his shapes, colors and letters. He could identify the letter and made the appropriate sound to go with it. And he just keeps getting smarter! He can now SAY all the letters (at 15 months he didn't have a large vocab), sing the alphabet song, say the name of the shapes (including pentagon and octagon), count to 15, and identify numbers 1-5 (still working on the numbers).

... enjoys movie nights. We try to do this once a week (usually on Saturday night) and we all love it. His recent movie picks have been Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, Chicken Run, Monsters Inc. and Cars. (We love us some Pixar!)

... has very little patience for coloring. I am trying to work with him on that. We will see how it goes.

... is still using a paci, and I am totally fine with that. I plan to take it away by the time he turns three, but right now I am not about to fight that battle. And besides, it is one of the only things left from babyhood. So I don't mind it one bit. :)

... loves to watch animals. Whether the animal is a puppy in the pet store, a duck at the pond, a bird flying in the sky or a squirrel climbing up a tree, he does a little happy dance every time he sees an animal in motion.

... is incredibly hard to photograph. The fact that I was able to get these pictures is a freaking miracle.

... is loved so much by his mommy and daddy. Even if he is going through his terrible two stage. :)


Raine said...

I didn't think anyone else had even heard of "A Bushel and a Peck." My grandmother used to sing that to me when I was little. :)

Anonymous said...

He is loved by his Nana and Pops so much too!!! I love, love that first pic, but they are all cute of course!

Debbie Titus said...

His Mimi & Poppi love him too.

Hey - send all these adorable pics to WM when you get a chance.


Hayley. said...

These pictures are ADORABLE, and I love that he has this wonderful personality developing! You two must come visit some time! :)