Friday, August 19, 2016

Desmond - 2 Years Old

Desmond - My sweet little rolly polly.

I can't look at him without having my heart melt a little. He is so so terribly sweet.

He eats and eats and eats. He may be the shortest, but he's also the heaviest. His belly is no joke. He's my one and only squishy baby! After every meal, he gets out of his table, then immediately comes over to our table to see what other food he can take. 

He has such a happy and pleasant demeanor. It seems like he walks around with a smile on his face all the time.

He is very sensitive to a lot of things, but has learned how to deal with those things on his own. He hates really loud noises, so when Spencer is using the drill to hang some pictures, he will back up until his feet are in the next room over.

He chipped a big chunk of his front tooth off while playing in the bath tub. He's definitely the most accident prone.

I've never met a kid his age be so obedient. He does everything I ask of him. 

The poor boy has the most uncoordinated run I've ever seen. Arms up in the air, basically hopping up on his toes. I will be so sad when I can't see it with my own eyes anymore.

While he likes things like cars and animals, he really loves characters like Elmo and Mickey. 

When he sees a new adult, he will walk up to them, about 6in away, then just look down and wait until they pick him up.

He gives hugs and kisses to anyone and everyone.

Every night, after I put his pajama pants on, he runs away as fast as he can to avoid putting his shirt on. Until I ask him to come back, which of course he then obeys.

When he throws a fit, he starts spinning around in circles, and eventually ends up on the ground, kicking his legs.

His speech is a tad behind. It's hard to understand anything he says unless he's pointing to a picture or using sign language while he says it.

He demands to hold the phone the second he sees Grandma and Papa on FaceTime. 

If he has his mind set on doing something himself, he will throw a FIT if someone helps him do it. Then he'll have to restart everything and do it himself.

His favorite things to say are "Melmo"(Elmo) and "Cacka"(Cracker)

He loves looking at books - but especially those tiny mini cardboard books.

He is a plasma car professional driver. I kept thinking he was definitely going to crash, and every turn he made was just lucky - but he has proven that he knows exactly what he's doing. He flies around corners on that thing!

And now, a year's worth of pictures(in no particular order):

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Nash - 2 Years Old

My little curly haired boy. 

I always thought that Nash was such a mama's boy. However, he has been showing some serious admiration for Spencer lately. 

His voice is the sweetest. Often times he says something while in the other room, and for a second, I think it's Eleanor. Their voices are so similar.

Looooooves cars and trucks. 

Still loves to be outside. I always know when it's time to take him out to play, because he just gets so bored when he's inside for too long. He could stay outside playing forever. 

Loves riding his tricycle. 

He's got a pretty good throwing arm. 

The second he is naked, he is taking off throughout the house. Freeeeedom!

When he gets mad and throws a fit, he, straightens his arms down to the floor, pushes his belly out, and yells. He actually has quite a bit of anger in him - hoping it's not too big of a problem in the future. He also starts picking things up just to throw when he's mad. And hitting things. We're working on it.

He gives unsolicited kisses, revealing the true sweetheart that he is.

If you can catch him off guard by scaring/startling him, you will get some of his best laughs. 

Is quite good at jumping, and is getting braver with what he jumps off of - so far it's been chairs and couches.

He does this adorable little hip twisting walk as he swings his arms to the side.

It's nearly impossible to catch him looking at the camera. He is far too enthralled in his own little world to get his picture taken. 

He loves watching videos and looking at pictures of people he knows.

When asked to smile, he scrunches up his nose, and gives a giant open-mouthed smile.

One of my very favorite things that he does is lie down on the floor, on his belly(as if he were going to sleep), and roll his car back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I stare and watch him every time.

He plays really well with other kids. He's quite friendly and is always sharing his toys with friends. 

Once we get on the road, he is in heaven. He gets to see cars, motorcycles, taxis, trucks, trains, and bikes all in a matter of minutes of driving through our streets. 

Lately he has been talking up a storm. His favorite things to talk about are "blue trucks", and "yellow bus", and things of the sort.

Anytime he tries something he thinks is cool(like jumping off something or blowing bubbles), he says, "WATCH! WATCH!" until I acknowledge him and tell him I'm watching. He picked this up from Eleanor saying it to me all the time.

When I try to tell him to say "I love you", this is how it goes:

Me: say I
Nash: I
Me: Love
Nash: You
Me: No, say love
Nash: You
Nash: You
Me: You
Nash: (silence)

And now, in no particular order, are a million photos of Nash from his second year of life.