You’re big. Really. You are officially a toddler boy. And I am overwhelmed with gratititude, love, and laughter as I watch you enjoy every minute spent hiding under your tent….
You have learned to “dunk” your ball in the basket (yesterday you said to me “Dunk ball!”), and you know how to “roll” it vs. how to “throw” it and “kick” it. We play “kick” in the living room, and you take my hand and tell me “walk” as you lead me over to where you want to play. You have so many new words, like “cupcake” and “slide”. When I tried to give you your bottle yesterday you said very forcefully “NO thank you”! And best of all, you reach out and put your hand on my chest and say “love”. Well, it’s your own word for love, because it sounds like “oooof”. Of course there are the oldies but goodies too…like “booooo” for blueberries and “chick” for chicken. You love your new friend “Si-Si”, and when we played at her house you both ran up and down the hallway cracking each other up. You with your “marching run” and S. with her dancing wiggle. I am so proud that you are a sweet friend and that we are blessed with knowing so many wonderful families. Even though you dumped water on each other at the water table. S. wiped your mouth for you when you ate some bubbles by mistake, and you gently closed the door of the play car when she sat in it. I love watching you learn about being a friend.
Naps or no-naps. Driving around or snuggled next to me in bed. In yesterday’s jammies or your weekend “Jersey Warm-Ups”. You are my best, through and through.