Where has the time gone? I cannot believe the amazing day of your birth was two years ago! That tiny 7lb 13oz baby has turned into a wonderful 27 pound toddler! Here are some things you should know about yourself at two years old:
Your favorite toys are hotwheels cars, Mega Blocks, the jack in the box, books (especially Go Dog Go, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Goodnight Moon), puzzles and your new train set.
You love to play hide-and-seek and have learned to stay in your hiding spot until we find you (although you aren't always quiet). :-)
You like to put on mommy and daddy's shoes and can even put on and take off some of your own shoes!
Your verbal language has exploded since 18 months! You repeat just about everything we say and are putting three to four words together on a regular basis. You respond to questions with the correct answer (most of the time) and when we ask how old you are going to be, you say "2"! You will "count" 1, 2, 3 and say parts of the alphabet - A, B, C and L, M, N, O, P. It is SO cute!
You know practically every body part now - ears, eyes, head, hair, mouth, tongue, teeth, cheeks, chin, neck, knees, feet, elbows and shoulders.
You know all of the main colors - red, orange, yellow, blue, red, purple, black, silver, brown. You recognize a lot of shapes (star, circle, oval, square, rectangle, crescent) and we're also working on letter recognition. You pointed out the letter "R" to me last night.
You love to help feed Kahlua and are even tall and strong enough to open and close the sliding door to let her in and out. You are a great helper. I know that will continue when your baby brother arrives in May.
You have taken an interest in zippers. When we put on your footie pj's at night, you have to zip them up all by yourself.
Since your 18 month post, all four eye teeth came in (October)! The only ones left are your two year molars. We are working on brushing your teeth. If daddy or I sing the ABC's, you usually let us do it.
You are going potty on the toilet more and more, but we still aren't pushing it! We know that you will do it when you are ready.
You are wearing size 4 diaper.
You are in size 18 month tops and we just moved you to all size 18 month pants because your 12 month pants are just too short.
You wear size 6.5 shoes.
Drake, we are so blessed to call you our son and thank God for the privilege of raising you! Your daddy and I can't wait to see how much you grow and change over the next year - especially as you become a big brother!