Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Terrible Twos?

Everyone knows the old adage "terrible twos" -- that developmental milestone wherein your once cute and cuddly little baby angel...


...suddenly becomes a back-talking, temper-tantrum-throwing shadow of their former self.

I realize I'm probably jinxing us here, but so far things have just been getting better and better with baby G. Of course, he has his moments, but it's usually pretty easy to let him have his moment and then we move on to something else.

Like last week, I really needed to go for a run (because, yeah, I should be training again...) but he did NOT want to be put in the stroller. So we compromised he won.

We just went for a walk.

Jennifer has always said she thinks kids are the most fun from age one to three, and so far I'd have to agree.

Logistically, things are easier now because he's down to one nap a day (which is usually 2 to 3 hours), but he's flexible enough (and sometimes too busy playing) to go without napping at all. That has had a huge impact on our daily life (although that will all change again in a few short months).

Not only do we have more time for things, now he's actually able to get out and do more as well. And I LOVE watching him discover new things!


Back at his 18-month check-up we were concerned that he was borderline behind with his speech, but ever since Christmas his vocabulary has EXPLODED! Before, he wouldn't really try to imitate what we were saying, but now he does and he's picking up new words and sounds every day it seems. He can even count to 10 on his own!



And he's really helpful around the house. Here he is helping me unload the dishwasher:



But his favorite job (that he does every single day) is feeding the puppies.


He takes his job very seriously. Although sometimes he thinks Oreo needs to go on a diet...



He is currently obsessed with cars and trucks, especially construction vehicles, so we did a construction theme for his 2nd birthday party this past weekend, complete with a Pinterest-inspired digger cake:


He LOVED it!

I don't know if he liked the cake or toys more

And he loved opening his gifts. I don't think I've heard him say "ohhh wooowww" more than he did on Saturday!



So yeah, maybe I'm asking for trouble here, but as of right now things couldn't get any better with my rotten-to-the-core little partner in crime.


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