Trying on this summer's bathing suit set. 3T bottoms and a 4T top...Mommy wanted so badly for this to be too big...but it fits just right and is super cute!
Daddy is a couch! really didn't you know that? Daddy has recently injured his knee and has been trying to play with Johnny but the piggy back rides that Johnny has been loving lately have to go away for a little while.
On our way to Ohio this past week end in his new car seat (which goes up to 100 pds! which is wonderful since he has been growing out of car seats faster then we can buy new ones) These are Johnny's friends, Elmo, Big Bird, and yet unnamed Mommy knit monkey. He sleeps with all three every night. After we started on the long road to Ohio Friday evening he pulled all of his friends in the car seat with him and held on tight.
These sunglasses where part of Grams and Pops valentines day gift for Johnny. Isn't he sooooo cool!? He sure thinks so and loves wearing them. The aviator ones are still a little big and wouldn't stay on his face, but he yelled at me when I took them to put them away.
Our life goes on day by day. Mommy and Johnny are now alone at home, but we are getting out a lot more often...each week we try to go to Diaper Gang on Monday with Grams, Sam, Nicole and Ben, pick up Ella from school on Thursday and spend the afternoon at Grams and Pops house and pick up Ella from school on Friday and bring her to our house for some special time together and then a trip to Uncle Tommy's school in the afternoon. Sadly because of the crazy amount of snow we have been getting most of those events haven't happened in a couple weeks but Mommy and Johnny have some how survived....barely :)
Johnny has been developing and learning like a little sponge lately...at an amazing rate! This week end all of a sudden he knew who Uncle Tommy "Tommy," Aunt Natalie "Natalie," and Samantha "Sammi" and Uncle Chuckles "Chuckles" where. (we are still working on Aunt Chel.) Just started calling them by name saying hi when they walked into a room and bye bye when they leave. Asides from names there are few words he can't say or repeat, and he will repeat anything. He has taken to elephants and turtles and points them out everywhere we go, saying them very clearly. But sometimes he favorite word is "no" He will tell you no even when he goes about doing what told him to do. However, he is almost 2 and truly likes to test his limits. You tell him to come here and he just stands there and looks at you or runs away and laughs.
His favorite toys are wooden peg puzzles, stuffed animals, mega blocks and Little People. And of course he still loves to watch his Elmo movies and knows how to work the DVD player. Favorite foods are alvacado, asking for more "cavo," yogurt, cheese sticks, and of course cookies...any sort.
We gave potty training a try a few weeks ago, putting him in undies for two days and trying to rush him to the potty when I saw him wet. I do not think he is ready, he was leaking a lot and didn't have a large amount to let go at any time. So we are going to try again after his birthday, trying a three day naked butt plan or asking Grams and Pops to do it all together. I guess Mommy might not be ready either, diapers are my last clinging to him being a baby.
He is growing so fast and smiling so much. He has his Daddy's semi twisted sense of humor. And he is a two year old. Some days he completely ignores his toys to get into everything else in the house. He likes to wash his hands and help out around the house as much as possible. He has his own little broom and mop or a little wash cloth to help Mommy clean. He loves putting away groceries, but that means he can get into the fridge any time he likes, and he does. I guess these are common 2 year old behaviors but I feel like he is just the most amazying and smartest little boy to ever grow up. I can already see in him a caring heart and a curious nature. I love watching him grow up and though I want nothing more then for him to be my little monkey boy for the rest of his life, I can't wait to meet the man he will become and what he will do with his life.