You are two and a half today!
What a milestone!
You've grown so much the past month in so many ways!
Your speech just leaped into phrases and sentences in the last week! You surprised your Daddy when we got home from Boise... and me too! I think you learned a few things from Sierra... and your Aunt Heidi seemed to be able to decipher everything the two of you had to say. Made me laugh. I was floored at some of the things she was telling me that you were saying. What a smart little guy!
I don't want to forget to report what you said when we drove into Boise last Friday. You saw the temple and said "my temple!" really loud! I said, "that is YOUR temple?" and you replied, "Mommy's temple!" On the way out of town we drove by it again and you looked up high at the spires and said, "boy up dare!" I loved that you noticed the Angel Moroni on top of the spire!
You've been singing a lot all of the sudden. "Twinkle twinkle", "wheels on the bus", "sunbeam", and all the other songs you make up about whatever you are doing. Very darling! I am enjoying your little voice even more than usual.
That reminds me, you like the popcorn song and have noticed all the popcorn trees this month. We went to get ice cream with Kate this evening and she took you up close to a popcorn tree while we were outside. You thought that was pretty cool and you let her hold you for a long time after that.
In other news, you seem to have taken a break from your artwork the past couple weeks. You were getting good at drawing a sun with a smiley face and then adding on the rays one after another. On the 14th you made a sun beam collage for Great Grandma, but you haven't done that kind of detailed work for a little while since then though.
Your ninja skills have been in tact since that first time you got out of your crib. The past two nights you've found your way to our bedroom multiple times. A kid that can leap out of a crib AND open his bedroom door with little or no noise, well, that is AMAZING! We'll be transforming your crib into a daybed this weekend, to say the least. A half asleep little boy shouldn't have to scale a 3 foot wall in the middle of the night.
As for your eating skills, those have declined into what the world would call normal. You'd rather sit on Dad's lap and eat 3 bites of his identical meal then yours all chopped up tiny. Dinner time is frustrating, but your palette is still pretty broad so we are happy about that. We always have the eggs, oatmeal, ravioli, string cheese and yogurt on hand if needs be.
Your favorite movie this last week is Milo and Otis. I guess that kind of wild life adventure is something that gets you laughing. I am glad we found that $5 bargain at Wal-mart.
Your favorite activity this past week has been cutting paper into "baby" pieces. You are so focused with those novel little safety scissors (shisthors). 45 minutes is the record for keeping you busy with that.
You still throw tantrums now and then, but your fun personality has been visiting more often lately. Miracles never cease, kid. We have enjoyed you very much. It's such a blessing to have you in our home learning all the ins and outs of life. Your abilities are amazing to witness and we love helping you strengthen your skills. You're a charming little kid and we love you more than what can be relayed on paper! Thanks for being so resilient and sweet. You are the best, Liam!