*wears size 5 diapers, but is well on his way to size 6 (which mommy's procrastinating because there are a lot fewer in a size 6 vs. a size 5)
*wears a size 2T shirt and pants
*loves Elmo and dancing to Laurie Berkner
*loves playing Wii with his sister and wrestling around with his brother
*favors his daddy over his mommy, unless dad isn't around, then mom rocks the world
*loves cereal, deli turkey meat, yogurt, bananas, and honey buns
*cannot have anything of value in fear that he will throw it in the toilet, trash, or down the laundry shoot
*still loves LIGHTS and FANS which all have to be "on" all.the.time.
*still climbs onto EVERY.LITTLE.THING he can
*is starting to initiate imagination play by himself, with all the great sounds included, such as cooking in his play kitchen, zooming vehicles around the kitchen floor, playing at his train table, and even playing "listening check" with his rings and Lego's
*has become quite the "organizer" and likes to sing the clean up song ("mmm up, mmm up") as he puts things away (sometimes without being asked!)
*loves bathtime and will even take our hand and lead us upstairs, saying "mmm on" (come on) when he wants to take one
*loves to "help" mommy sweep, feed the cats, fold the laundry, and empty the dishwasher.
*has to get a goodnight kiss on his head from everyone and has his own special "I love you"
*loves to throw everything out of his crib, all the diapers out of the stacker (attached to his crib which I really need to move), then proceed to take off his pants and diaper and pee in his crib in protest to naptime which I refuse to give up yet.
*is showing signs he's ready to be potty trained (see above), but for some reason, mom is just not mentally ready *deep breath*
At two years old, Aiden LOVES to hear and shows us this by:
*replacing the coil all by himself when it falls off
*pointing to his ear as soon as he wakes up in the morning or from naptime and says "on"
*stopping to listen and pointing to sounds and expressing emotion toward it.
*taking off and handing me both his CIs himself when getting a shirt put on, at bathtime, and at bedtime (but only after he's laying down and we're done with prayers and I love yous), only to ask for them back as soon as he's through
*repeating almost all the Lings during a listening check - oo and ee still aren't quite there although the sound he does make for them is quite consistent.
*receptively understanding SO much, including countless nouns, many verbs, and many, many commands.
*imitating so much more and really starting to come along expressively.
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY SWEET BOY!
We are so proud of you!