Friday, November 28, 2008

The Boys

It’s been quite awhile since my last post, so here’s an update in pictures:

Tommy is becoming proficient at the art of time out.  While his “terrible twos” seem to be mostly over, he still has moments of outright testing.  He sees a lot of this corner.

Benji is really good at amusing himself.  Here he has some of his favorite playthings: a spoon and a pot lid, good for both making a ruckus and for chewing on.

Tommy is in a “cutting” phase, where he loves to use his toddler fork to cut anything he can.  Here he is cutting Cheerios on half.  He also loves spending time with me in the kitchen, so this is a great way to keep him busy.

Benji is quite the climber.  He can get up to the second step on this slide, and can climb any staircase.  Getting back down is a different story...

Tommy is spending more time with books lately and is even happy to sit quietly and look at them by himself.  His favorites, of course, are books about cars, trucks, trains, anything with wheels.  Here he is in his ‘reading nook’ looking at a book about tow trucks.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday, Tommy!

Dear Tommy,

One year ago:
  • You couldn’t walk more than 10 feet without falling over
  • You loved to play “Simon Says” and laughed with delight when we’d mimic your hand clapping or raspberry blowing
  • You had a habit of crawling into the bath with your clothes on when we weren’t looking
Today you are 2!  You love hearing us sing “The Wheels on the Bus” and even sing along, adding the word “town” at the appropriate moment.  You love all things vehicular.  You love trying to do things for yourself, like putting your shirt and shoes on.  We try to give you shoes that are simple for you to put on.  :)  You love grated cheese and ketchup.  You’re so polite when you say “more che-chup peese” and we love hearing those cute words.  You try to mimic our spelling whenever you see oversized letters, saying “eee, arr, iiii, eee!” even though the letters say “T - O - M.”

You are my little buddy and I love spending time with you, whether we’re watching Cars, tickling, or reading a book.  I can’t wait to see how you grow and figure the world out during this next year. 

Hours Old

4 months

14 months

20 months

2 years