Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Two Years Old!

Happy birthday Andrew! You're officially two now and I am so incredibly blessed to be your mom. It has been amazing to watch you transform from a baby into a little boy. It's hard to believe that it's already been two years since we first laid eyes on you!

I have to admit, I will miss some of your baby-isms. (Like your scrunchy face and your tiny hands holding onto my shirt to name a couple.) But I am oh so ready to embrace the fantastic little boy that you are. You are nearly always happy and giggly and never hesitate to give Mama kisses.  And while I may be a little bit sad to see you moving further away from my "baby", I am so excited to see where you will go from here.

Already I can tell you have a crazy passion for your family. You LOVE to follow Sissy around and do whatever she is doing (and yes sometimes you like to push her buttons.) You also like to be right up next to Daddy seeing what he is doing and "helping" him with whatever it may be. But at the end of the day, when you hug me good night and say "wuv you Mama" you melt my heart and make me oh so happy that you are a part of this family. Sometimes I can't believe we were lucky enough to get you as a son.

 It's so much fun to watch your personality form and see how you react to different situations and adjust to life in general. You are amazingly sweet but also more than a little stubborn. Remarkably mellow but energetic. One minute you are calm, and the next this wild crazy kid running around the house yelling and laughing.

I love how much you love Buzz Lightyear and Justice League and how excited you get to see them. And it totally makes my day to listen to your staccato speech and the way you emphasize certain syllables in words. I hope you always have something that you enjoy and people to share it with!

But no matter what happens or who you become, know that Mommy and Daddy love you and we are so excited to watch you grow up into the person God meant you to be! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's August!!

Holy cow! It seems like I blinked and summer is almost gone! I cannot believe it's already August! We've been busy with life! You know taking care of the kids, working, and having some fun while doing it. And it's hard to believe that in 15 days my baby is going to be 2!

I am honestly in denial that he's going to be a big boy soon. I am so not ready for the potty training and getting rid of his crib! But all of that will be here before I know it! So meanwhile I am distracting myself from all of this "growing up" by planning Andrew's party. It's going to be a toy story theme and I am super excited for it. Now I just have to figure out what kind of cake/cupcakes I'll be doing and then also what we should get the birthday boy!

Here's a few snapshots of the last few weeks here in our house!

We went to a superhero themed party and these were in the treat bags. They have worn them at least once a day since then

 Playing at the park, I found a "new" park. I'm sure it has been around for a while but we have never been and it had a pirate ship!

And lastly the kids were playing in the summer rain! Unfortunately they have been few and far between, but the weather has been unusually mild so we have been outside a lot!

Trying to drink the rain from the gutter, I told him to stop!