Monday, March 7, 2011

23 months

Dear Egan,
Today you turn 23 months old. In one month from today you will be two years old. You are such a fun kid and have quite the sense of humor.
The weather the last two weeks has been beautiful. I think Spring has come and we are LOVING it! We've had daily trips to the park and other fun places.
Your new favorite show is "Go Diego, Go!" You ask for it by name frequently. Sometimes we watch it. You also like "Dino Dan", "Dinosaur Train", "Franklin", and of course "Yo Gabba Gabba". In fact, you have recorded several shows on your own. On more than one instance, I've found things on the dvr and thought Blake recorded them for you, but he said he didn't, and I know I didn't, so you are our best guess. Do you know the record button? My best guess is that yes you do since you've seen us use the remote. I never ceased to be amazed by your knowledge and skills. Speaking of knowledge, you have learned many letters of the alphabet. More than even last month. You have foam letters for the bath tub, and one of our favorite games is to find them and pull them out by name. C-U-T-E.
One thing that isn't so cute is your strong preference on little daily things. We are trying to work on using your words to express your feeling instead of throwing a temper tantrum. I work hard to give you choices when possible, but sometimes you aren't happy with those choices. We've also been working to teach you manners. (Things like "Yes mam/sir", "No sir/mam", and "No thank-you".) You've taken "No thank-you" to an extreme. When I ask you to do something like "Let's go inside." You often respond with "No thank-you." Honestly, it is so cute that it is hard to get on to you. Good tactic.
In other news, you have started eating a lot better. In fact, just tonight you did a great job eating your curry stir fry. Actually, I left the curry out of yours, but it was cooked in coconut milk with lemongrass. I'd call that big boy food! You still show a strong preference for veggies, specifically broccoli (trees), and you really enjoyed picking out the assorted veggies and naming them or asking us what they were. You ate lots of bell pepper, onion, cauliflower (white trees), asparagus, green beans and lots of other things. I thought it was awesome!
We went out this afternoon to take a few pictures and let you play in the sun some. You were not a happy camper when you woke up from you nap, but you finally came around and we had fun even though you had NO interest in taking pictures. I think we got a few cute ones though. I let you wear your hat since you have been wearing it non-stop. So, while they may not be the best pictures I've ever taken of you, I think they perfectly show you at this stage.
Egan, I love you and am looking forward to tomorrow and the next and the next... days with you.
Love, mom

Here are a few of the pictures we took today. There are lots more, but it's late and I'm tired. We've had quite the project of refinishing slate floors in our kitchen the last few day, but that story will have to wait for another day.
Enjoy...
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