Hard to believe we are so close to "2"! You literally become more boy and less baby every single day. Right before my eyes. You are certainly a strong willed child...and at 22 months your stubborn tendencies are obvious. But you continue to be such a giving little boy -- always wanting to share whatever you have or (most of the time) happily give your brother whatever you are playing with if he wants it. Which is often because you both tend to want what the other one has. We are continually working on contentment and sharing around our house.
You are starting to talk more and more and it's so much fun to hear you say new words. More than I can keep count of. And you are starting to string multiple words together -- "what's that" "dada's truck" "mama c'mon" are just a few. You are very smart and you pick up on everything. Your eyes are constantly on your big brother watching his every move. You two really are becoming best friends and I pray you boys always realize how special it is to have a brother and never take each other for granted.
You are still a good eater. Some of your favorites include: mac and cheese, any kind of cheese really, tacos, spaghetti, pancakes, bananas, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, apples, ham, hot dogs, popsicles and chicken nuggets. You love your milk but you especially love wawa (water).
You weight around 30 lbs and are around 34 inches tall -- best guesses though because honestly I haven't weighed you lately. I tried to measure you the other night on your growth chart and you were wanting nothing to do with that. You can be quite opinionated. You are wearing mostly size 18-24 month clothes. You wear size 5 shoe - soon to be size 6 - and size 5 diapers.
You go to bed between 8-8:30 and wake up between 7-8 depending on the day. You take 1 nap a day usually for 2-3 hours. I wouldn't classify you as a great sleeper but I know it could be worse. I still rock you and read you a few books every night before I lay you down. This is pretty much the only time you are still. You now have 12 teeth and a couple more look like they are going to pop through any day.
You love being outside, you love playing with cars and choo choo's, you love jumping on the trampoline and playing on the swingset, you love watching Bob the Builder, you love "pooper" (Cooper) and all animals especially dogs, you love wearing hats and sunglasses. You love puzzles, books, bubbles and blocks.
You are so full of energy. You are a handful and into everything. And you have the cutest grin and most mischievous look. But everything in life is better because of you.
I love you, bubba.
You weren't really into this photo shoot....