Tuesday, August 13, 2013

23 months

Here is a picture of you after a day at school.  Your teacher said you decided you didn't need a nap so by the time you got home, you were so worn out.  You propped up on the couch and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while mom cooked dinner.

-You wear 24 month clothes and 2T/3T pjs
-You wear a size 6 shoe
-Your favorite food is ketchup – you literally eat it by the spoonful. 
-Your most used word is “no”, but you talk a LOT and are very clear and easy to understand.
-You’ve recently really picked up on “hot” and “cold” and “high” and “low”. 
-You love to tell us what sounds animals make.
-You sleep really well.  You go to bed between 7:30-8 each night and usually wake between 8-8:30 in the morning.
-You still take a good nap – usually 1.5 to 2 hours each day.
-You love routine as much as your mom does.
-You LOVE to be outside.  You love the birds and the trees and just running around like a wild man.
-You love to play with your trucks, and you love to play ball.  You will say “ready” and toss the ball at someone (whether they are looking or not).
-You are very strong willed and we’ve had a lot of battles in the last month.  You have spent a lot of time in time out.
-You are very dramatic and over exaggerated. 
-You still love to be loved on but you don’t have time for it much anymore – you are very busy. 
-Every time you get in trouble, you will come up to me or your dad and say “hug” and nod your head yes.  It’s the cutest thing in the world. 
-You love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
-You are really starting to play with Coco and you love it when she chases you.
-Sadly enough, you love when we play “fetch” with you.  You’ll run after whatever we throw and yell “I got it”. 
-You can count to 5, which you’ve been doing for a while, but now you get it right every single time, without help.  You’re working on 5-10.  You’ve got 7-9 down but don’t always remember 6 or 10.
-When you hear the ABC song, you chime in and say all of the letters that you remember – which is increasing all of the time. 
-You refer to yourself in the third person a lot.  You say “Denver’s turn” or “Denver’s cake”.  It is so adorable.
-You have definitely become a little parrot and we have to be very careful about what we say in front of you. 

These last few months have been challenging.  We’ve had to discipline you more because you’re more active and opinionated and VERY strong willed, but you continue to be pretty much the sweetest child on the planet.  You are very caring and compassionate and you don’t like to see others upset. 
It is so fun watching you grow and learn and you are changing so much, literally every single day.  You are a happy and healthy boy and your mom and dad feel very blessed to have you in our lives. 

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