Saturday, April 23, 2011

parker--2 years

dear parker,
you are TWO YEARS OLD!!  congrats little man.  your daddy and i love you soo much and are proud of the boy you are growing up to be.  you are 37" tall and weight 34lbs (both 95%).  you are full of joy and get so into saying "cheese" that you squint your eyes like this...
 you are adventurous, friendly, and LOVE to play!
during the week, you usually spend 2 days with daddy (and go to the gym), 2 days at kids' day out, and 1 day at my friend gretchen's house.  you honestly have not got in trouble at any of those places and everyone always comments on how easy you are to watch.  it is such a blessing knowing that you have fun wherever you go (when we drive by your "school" you whine to go "skoo" and often ask if you can go to "gigi's" because you enjoy both so much) and that you are not high maitenance.

you have been bitten 5 times!!  at kids day out.  they just kicked out the kid who has been biting you.  i feel bad for his mom, but i feel better knowing you are a little safer in your class.
you are using more and more words and say "may...i...please..." when you want something (with daddy's and my prompt).  i am trying to teach you some southern manners in hopes you will be a very respectful young man.
you continue to be a good sleeper and usually sleep from 8pm-7am with a 2 hr nap from 1-3pm.  i am hoping this does not change with your new baby brother.
your favorite foods are chicken nuggets and pizza.  when you wake up in the morning the first thing you usually ask for is a nuggie.  i give you a peanut butter and jelly instead, but you would eat nuggies every meal if i let you.  you still enjoy oranges, grapes, bananas, milk, and other healthy food (you just switched from whole milk to 2%!).
we bought you a power wheels jeep for your birthday and it is your new best friend.  daddy and i are impressed with how quickly you picked up the steering, reverse, etc.  we are also thankful to live on a culdesac where you can drive around without going into a busy street.
you are still struggling with your colors, but you have every one of your neighborhood friends' names memorized and say them each night when we walk by their respective homes.  you get all of your energy from being around people and other kids.
you love to laugh, even though it is often when you do something that makes mommy, daddy or one of your friends mad (like stealing their toys), but i am glad you have a good sense of humor.
we have thoroughly enjoyed these last two years getting to know you and watch you grow up.  you are the biggest blessing in our lives and we are thankful for every day we get to spend with you (and for all of the hugs and kisses).  love you ohhhhh so much!
Mommy (and Daddy)

1 comment:

Katie said...

I can't believe he's already two. Precious baby boy!!