Happy 20 Months to my sweet, sweet boy.
We’re officially in the twenties. Oh my! So close to counting the years instead of the months, to celebrating only the 9th of August, instead of all the 9ths. Maybe I will secretly hold a little party of my own every month. What you don’t know won’t hurt you, right? Haha. I love getting through another month and doing a little recap. Not only does it make me proud all over again, it is just something else to look forward to.
Collin’s doing fantastic this month. He is definitely on his way to two, with the screaming, and the banging and the whining and the looking us right in the eye and deliberately doing what we say not to do. That is so fun (sarcasm). We started doing time outs and he does a wonderful job dealing with them. Collin’s time out spot is on the bottom step of our set of stairs. Its a curved staircase, so all he has to look at is the corner. He pouts, then when we say he can get up he comes and hugs us. He knows he has done something wrong, and knowing is half the battle!
This week we had two of Collin’s friends come play for a couple days. It was an interesting experience to say the least. Collin was very good, but wanted to do every little thing they did (they were older, ages 4 and 6), and that included drinking out of a cup with no lid. He does really great at it, so we’ll be practicing that more. He’s also sitting at the table with us in a big chair now – no more booster. Very occasionally I can get him to sit in his high chair which I still haven’t put away, but it doesn’t happen too often. I only even try if there is something I really want to get done while he’s eating, so he can’t come follow me.
Today we are being pretty lazy around here.
Its after lunch and we’re both still in our pjs, playing trains and trucks, and having fun laughing. Its a wonderful rainy day as far as I’m concerned. Brady is being lazy too.
It is amazing how quickly Collin is turning into such a little boy right before my eyes. Some days I see it – that he’s grown leaps and bounds – and other days I don’t notice until I go back and look at some pictures I’ve taken over the course of a few days. He is just so handsome, don’t you think?
With those scrumptious cheeks I still can resist. And his blue, blue eyes. Ugh. I am so in love. I am in love, and proud, and impressed and in awe every single day. The transformation from infant to toddler to boy is amazing, and the changes that occur to get from one stage to another are just magical. It isn’t just his appearance that gets me and holds me by the heart, either. He is so intelligent, and logical, and patient. You can’t pull one over on this kid, that’s for sure. And his vocabulary is wonderful. He certainly has a new word almost every day, and if he knows he can’t answer with words he’ll point, or shake his head yes or no, or try as hard as he can.
It has been an incredible journey this far. I cannot believe we are so close to having two full years of joy with this boy. Two years of laughs, smiles, hugs, kisses, nibbles on the cheek, walks around the neighborhood, diaper changes, tickles, squeals of delight. Two years of discovering new things, new ways of seeing the world, and becoming an amazing family. It is going by way too fast, that two year mark is coming way too soon.