Henry, today you are two!
Today you say so many words, though you still only say the first syllable. Just a sampling: Ha (Henry), Ma, Da, Ba (Beck), Ja (Jack), Jer (Uncle Jarrett), Pa, Ah (Otto, and Charlotte), wah (walk), poo (pool, poo, pee), pull, hi, bye, na (banana, yellow), nya (milk), Geor (Curious George), Ah-ja (Mickey Mouse), juice, choo (train), truck, draw, and my personal favorite – boo (balloon, blue, boo boo and…boob – while grabbing it. ha!).
Today you have also started to put together phrases and it’s so cute. “Nya Geor Da Ba” (drink milk while watching Curious George with Dad and Beck – usually said after bath time) and “Da Ba wah” (Dad and Beck go on a walk).
Today you don’t ever sit still, even while watching TV.
Today you love to climb – on furniture, on Beck, on Mom and Dad. Though you are still fairly cautious and haven’t gotten really hurt yet (knock on wood).
Today you are 34 3/4 inches tall and weigh 27.5 pounds.
Today Curious George is still your favorite. Though you also love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Today you fake cry, a lot. Though sometimes you convince yourself it’s for real and then it’s for real.
Today you love trucks. In the car you ask me for “one more truck” over and over again. If I could make trucks appear for you, I would my dear.
Today you love to draw. You draw line after line on the chalkboard, and scribbles on paper. You request that I write “Henry” and draw dogs, cats and owls over and over…and over.
Today you love letters. You love the Endless Alphabet app, and can identify and match letters. Sometimes I think you’re a genius. You say “ah ah ah” to point out letters.
Today you love to learn.
Today you love animals. You call a cow a “moo” and a pig a “go”. Sometimes I am your interpreter.
Today fruit snacks, apple juice and milk are your favorites.
Today you love to go to the pool. Your favorite part is the fountains and you love to stand over them and spray your bum like the big kids. You also love the sprinkler, and the hose, and the bath. You’re a water baby and I love it.
Today you sign “thank you” but everyone thinks you’re blowing kisses – which works.
Today you are still destined to be a class clown. If something accidental makes you laugh or other people laugh, you attempt to do it again and again.
Today you walk by women at the pool, wave and say “hiiiii”. Lady killer.
Henry, I wish you all the happiness, smiles, stomach-aching laughter, Curious George marathons and trucks you could ever want. I hope your love for learning and getting laughs never ends. I love you forever and ever and always. I love being your Ma.