The countdown is on for your 2nd birthday. Tomorrow you will be 22 months old. Where in the world have the last 2 years gone. I think back to the summer I was pregnant with you and it seems like it was a few months ago. Little boy, you really should SLOW DOWN with the growing and all. You are so much fun and I am having the best summer ever with you. We have been really busy, and you like to stay on the go just like me. The pool is great this year and you swim like a fish. You jump in, jump off the diving board, go under, paddle, and kick all with your floaties on. You have no fear around the water which scares me sometimes but I am glad that you love it so much. You continue to amaze me with what you say and do. Each day is something new, and your ever expanding vocabuary continues to grow as you talk in sentences. You can say anything and you DO. You are so cute singing along to songs on the radio even when you don't know the words, you still try. I am not sure how much you weigh, but you are heavy! Your legs are getting longer and longer. We have really noticed this lately. You get that tall thing honestly though, look at your daddy. You wear mostly size 2t depending on what it is, but in shorts you wear smaller, and you can even wear some 3t things even though they are a little big. The biggest thing this month is that you are potty training and you are doing VERY well. I am so proud of you and can't wait until the day that we no longer have to buy diapers for you. I can see it...that day is coming. You are very independant and want to do everything all by yourself. You have recently gotten into band-aids and think that you always have a "boo boo" even when you don't.
You are full of funny faces these days and like to make them all the time. Here is your fish face.
This is your silly suprised face.
You saw a picture in one of my Parents magazines of a little boy with his tounge sticking out, so now you do it and say "boy in mommy's book". You have gotten so used to me taking pictures of you, and if you are asked "What do you do when mommy takes her camera out?", you make this face and say "cheese". I'm not really sure where you learned the whole "cheese" thing because I've never told you that.
You still LOVE to play ball. We have a basket full of every type of ball you can imagine. Here you are ready to catch the ball.
This is you playing baseball and showing how you will hit it.
You sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes all the time. You also sing Hot Potato all the time too. Here you are doing hot potato. It's so cute to watch you do this followed by the "cold spagetti" verse.
We can't forget to say the blessing before any meal because if we don't do it quick enough, you will remind us to "say God is Great". You like to say it even when we are not about to eat too. You look around to see who does not have their head bowed and eyes closed and they get called out by you.
In your true monkey-ish fashion, you climbed out of your crib this month.
Mommy is NOT ready to turn your sweet little nursery into a big boy room, but I'm afraid that the time is coming soon. We need to break your crib down into a toddler bed, but I really don't want to.
I love those mile long eyelashes.
...and I love your beautiful smile.
You are such a fun boy.
I love you tons big boy!
(PS- I REALLY wish Blogger would not make my photos so grainy.)
This is a great big shout out to all the Daddys out there. I love the card that Hudson gave Dave today. He was so cute this morning when he gave it to him...I gave him the card and told him to "go give it to Daddy and tell him Happy Fathers Day." He took the card to Dave and said..."Happy Birthday". Oh well, close enough. HA! He's been to a lot of birthday parties lately.
These are some of my favorite pictures ever of Hud and Dave from some of his photo sessions with Haley. Here's the front... and the inside...
We went to Sesame Street Live last night with some friends. It was great! The kids loved it. I would highly recommend it. If they come to a town near you, you should go. The characters really looked like they do on the show, and it was full of action and the kids never got bored. They were even sad when it was over.
Hudson with the birthday girls... They were all so cute with their adorable shirts and shoes.
I am a kindergarten teacher, and love spending time with my family. I'm married to my best friend. Dave and I have an amazing son named Hudson who we prayed and hoped for almost three years. Hudson has hydronephrosis and was born with one kidney.