Monday, December 24, 2012

From 0 to 2

It is hard to believe that it has already been two years since you have entered our lives! It's amazing how quickly time goes by. I remember the whole 3 years we were waiting to have a child and wondering if it would ever happen. Then in April, I had a feeling I needed to take a pregnancy test. And to my surprise we were pregnant. Things have never been the same since. You have made our lives so much better by having you in it. You entered the world a whole 10 days after your due date, on a cold and rainy Christmas Eve!
3 months later things had changed. You were smiling, cooing, laughing and spiting up on everything in sight. But we still loved you anyways! You were also blessed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
When you were 6 months old we moved to Laramie,WY. Shortly after moving here you started to sleep 12 hour stretches, You could also sit up unsupported.
At 9 months you were pulling yourself up onto everything you possibly could; couches, chairs and beds that you could reach. You also started to walk shortly after this.
At 1 you got into everything! You were able to run, walk, climb and trip and fall down. You could drink from a cup, feed yourself for the most part and you loved to laugh. One of your favorite past times was to take things and put them in a the hamper in your room. On your first birthday you were sick with a stomach virus and we ended up having to go to Urgent Care. You can read about the 1 year old blog here.
At 15 months you started to take off developmentally. You loved try new things and to receive praise for everything, and I mean everything. You loved to do anything your Dad would do. About this time  you were able to go to the park and climb on the play set. Going to the park was by far your favorite thing to do. We would walk there from our apartment and you would just look at the trees and houses, but as soon as you knew we were close to the park you wanted out of the stroller so you could run on the grass.
At 18 months we were in the process of moving to Las Cruces, NM. You loved helping us pack (and unpack) things. We also visited both grandparents! You became a great travel buddy when we saw the grandparents and when we moved. You even got brave at this age and started to climb on tables. I remember being at Grandma and Grandpa Capells in Modesto and I just went to the back for a second and you had climbed on top of the table because there was watermelon up there. You little stinker.
And now you are two. You are the happiest little kid I know. I have decided that you are going to be the laugher in the family. You just love to laugh at pretty much everything! You are such a good big brother. Anytime Julian burps and look around for a towel to help clean up the spit-up. You are sleeping in your big boy bed and doing a fantastic job at it and you still like to sleep with you little elephant. You love to help me cook, clean and bathe Julian. You go to nursery all by yourself and you enjoy watching other people (I think you are like me in that way). In the past month you have changed a lot; you have started to try to repeat things that we say; you no longer lay down your toys, you throw them; you also drag out all of your toys instead of playing with one or two at a time; you have gotten into Mickey Mouse; when you get extremely excited you like to run around the house and then throw yourself onto the couch. I could go on and on about how amazing and silly you are, but I will sum it with: We love you very much and enjoy every second with you.
Happy 2nd birthday!

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