Monday, February 6, 2012

Jack is TWO!

Jack's official birthday is the 2nd of February but I wanted to wait until today to post since he had his party on Saturday and his 2 year Well Child exam today.

Buddy, you amaze us.  You are getting so.....BIG!  Your language is exploding.  Daddy and I call you The Parrot because you repeat everything we say.  Even if you can't pronounce it perfectly, you still try so hard.  One day I said Darjeeling (referring to the tea) and you repeated it back to me.  Not only do you say one word, you are up to sentences.  Your favorite phrase right now?  "DD Buzz".  Referring to a DVD of Buzz (Lightyear from Toy Story).  You are obsessed.

Today you had your doctor's appointment and you are 28 pounds (75th percentile) and 36ish inches tall (75th percentile).  You are perfectly proportioned as the doctor said. 

You are not sure what to make of your brother.  You like helping but we can see the jealousy coming out.  Of course, that is expected so Daddy and I try and do special things with just you.  Going to OMSI, or even just to the store so you can have one-on-one time with one of us.  Or both of us.

What are your favorite things lately?  DD Buzz (of course) and Elmo.  You got a peek at your cake on Saturday and immediately "ELMO CAKE!!!!!" came out of your mouth.  Other things you love?  Trucks, books and your new Mr. Potato Head (thank you Auntie Rebecca).  When you opened it, you said "BUZZ!" because you recognized him from the movie. 

You are learning boundaries these days.  It takes us more than one time of telling you "no" or trying to redirect you before you will listen.  I am pretty sure that is typical for a 2 year old.  It takes an act of God to get you to stop torturing the poor cats.  You want to love them I am sure, but they usually don't appreciate you trying to roll on them.

You are busting out of your clothes.  I bought you a bunch of 24 month outfits for Christmas but it's already time for 2T and even your size 4 diapers are too tight.  It's on to size 5 for you!

Speaking of diapers, you are mildly afraid of your potty seat.  It sits right on the toilet and when Daddy or I ask if you need to go pee pee on the potty, you yell out "NO!".  However, you did go on the potty the other day and we praised you over and over for being a big boy.  It's funny because you stand up in the tub to go pee pee and are pretty proud of yourself for this.

Here are some pictures from your birthday party on Saturday.  It was a low-key affair with just us and Nana and Papa. 

Elmo cake

You loved the red frosting.  I don't think you ate anything other than the actual frosting!

When we sang Happy Birthday to you, it was so cute.  You put your head down on your highchair almost like you were embarrassed.  However, being the little ham that you are, you did smile when all the attention was on you.

Opening presents with help from Mom

And my favorite picture of the day because you just look so happy.  Snack time!

I can't wait to see what these next few months bring us.  I am sure you will continue to amaze us with your language and surprise us with your personality.  You are such a joy Jack.  Mommy and Daddy love you!

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