Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dude is 22 Months!!!

Dearest Dude,
You. are. so. fun.  The other day, when I was hot and fat and tired I said, "I'll be glad when you can just dress yourself."  I take that back.  You are growing plenty fast, without me rushing you along!  You'll be TWO YEARS OLD in 2 months.  Can you believe it?  Me neither...

Here's what you're up to:

  • We are so proud of how much your verbal skills have improved within the last 2 weeks!  You were always ahead of the game when it came to verbal skills, but it seemed like we were at a standstill for a few months where you didn't say hardly any new words.  Now, you are a sentence making fool!  Most of the time, I have to prompt you to say things, but recently you've done it on your own.
  • My favorite things you say are "night night mama, lul you."  "bye bye          " "gone gone, happy plate" (you say this when you finish all your food)  "pretty momma" (grammy taught you this) and my favorite "please momma"  when you really want something.
  • If we are outside for more than 10 minutes, there is either a water hose, water park, or swimming pool involved.  Here we are at yogi bear!!

  • Before we went to yogi, we stopped by to check out the chickens

  • You take a 2 hour nap around noon and you sleep 12 hours at night.
  • You've reverted to fighting me while I brush your teeth.  I know this doesn't seem like a big deal, but it gets old real quick.  
  • Favorite foods are: anything breakfast- esp oatmeal, pizza, fruit, pop pops (popsicles), and those darn squeeze things.
  • I'm the first person you ask for when you wake up:)
  • You jump up and down in your crib to get a giggle out of us.  Since you love to jump, we're getting you a trampoline for your birthday!
  • Dude, you are tanner than I am.  

  • I just love your little white booty...
  • We had a wonderful trip to Vicksburg this weekend.  You had a blast spotting the boats & running around the hotel room like a crazy person.  We brought your tent & sleeping bag thinking maybe, just maybe, you would sleep in it.  Nope.  
  • We always go to the bookstore in downtown Vicksburg and get you a happy.  This time, I bought you animal flash cards.  It was a good investment, until I realized that you knew almost every single one & the sound it made.  
  • It's crazy how much knowledge your brain can absorb, especially if it's something that interests you. i.e. animals:)
  • One thing's for sure, you love your papaws.
  • You will raise my shirt up and say "annie noone" and smile real big!
  • Speaking of sister, here she is!!!

  • Every morning you watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
  • You love to give big hugs.  You were always a kisser instead of a hugger, but now you are both.  
  • You wear mostly 18 month clothes & size 6 shoes.  However, we are vastly approaching 2T and size 7:)
  • You now try to do back flips off the couch. I swear it's cause we've watched gymnastics for a whole week! You like to watch the olympics, wave your flag, and march.  TEAM USA!!

  • Here's a pic of you and your sweet daddy!

  • You can unlock our iPhones.  Crazy right?  
  • When you read this, you probably won't even know what an iPhone is.  Even crazier.
  • You are a precious, precious child.

  • I love you so!

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