Friday, May 11, 2012

My 2 Year Old

Well, if I didn't feel old when I turned 30 I feel old now that my little baby is 2. Last Saturday we celebrated his 2nd birthday with a Mickey Mouse party. I thought he would like the theme since it wasn't too long ago that we got back from seeing Mickey in Florida. I decided to go all out for this one making Mickey Mouse treat bags with Oreo cookies, cutting the cheese with Mickey Mouse cookies cutters, and cutting up the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the shape of Mickey. It was pretty fun preparing for the party and getting into the theme. I feel like there are only so many years that you get to throw theme parties for your kids. I think he had a fabulous birthday. What was his favorite part of the day...... the cupcake, balloons, playing basketball with his cousin Garrett and Uncle Jason, and his Playmobil trash truck. It was a wonderful day filled with love and wonderful friends and family.

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Jacob had his two year appointment this morning. He weighs in at 38 lbs and is 3 feet tall. He is in the 99% for weight and 89% for height. I think we are slowing down a little on his height which his daddy isn't thrilled about. (He wanted a 6 ft 5 in. left handed pitcher :) )  All in all the appointment was great and I think Jacob is right on target with what a 2 year old should be doing.

At 2 Jacob can do so many things but here are just a few:

  • String many words together to form sentences
  • Drink from a regular cup (not sippy) Very messy but he can do it.
  • Sing Twinkle Twinkle, If you're happy and you know it, ABC's, Happy Birthday, Ants go Marching, No More Monkey's Jumping on the Bed, Row, Row, Row your boat, and There were 5 in the Bed
  • He is starting to play independently with his train set, cars, and kitchen
  • He can pee on the potty before bath time and even push a few dribbles out to collect 2nd jelly bean instead of one :)
  • Use a fork and spoon to eat
  • Understands a lot of what we are saying to him and can do things you ask him to do IF he feels like it.
  • He LOVES to go to the store and help you shop. Usually, it ends up with you buying a few things for him (he suckered me into a Playmobil toy yesterday) but I like having my little buddy along.
  • Puts himself to sleep when you put him in his crib at night. In the morning, waits for you to come in around 7am to get him.
  • He LOVES to read books....his favorite books right now are The Little Dump Truck, Mini Racer, Seven Little Postmen, and Curious George
  • Uses his right hand predominantly when he colors, eats, and throws a ball.
I am looking forward to watching our little man grow this next year and seeing all he can accomplish. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful and special little guy.