Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Baby is 2!!

This is a picture of Greyson when he was about 7 weeks old.  Can you believe it??  On Sunday our baby turned 2!  Its insane.  We have a 2-year-old.  Its incredible how much he's grown and changed and turned our world upside down.  I never knew my life could be so emotional, exhausting, fulfilling, and fun since he came into it.  Here's another shot of him at about 7 weeks, and this was definitely prophetic of things to come!

Oh, my tiny little boy, how you've grown!  This was Greyson around the time of his birthday last year.  He wasn't even walking yet!

So, here's a bit about what he can do and where he's at.  We haven't had his 2 year check-up yet so I'm not super sure on height and weight and all that.  I think he weighs about 28-29 lbs or so.  He wears a size 2T.

Talking:  He's surprising us with new words every day!  I would guesstimate that he can say at least 200 words and can comprehend hundreds more.  He is starting to put 2- and 3-word sentences together.  Today he said "butterfly."  I didn't even know he knew that word.  He is doing so great!  He sings songs, and likes Old MacDonald, Wheels on the Bus, and If You're Happy and You Know It.

Playing:  Greyson can throw, kick, and (sometimes) hit a ball.  He runs, climbs, "jumps" on the bed, and loves falling off the backs of the couches.  He is getting into pretend play, and loves cooking his food (and cars and balls) in his play microwave, driving cars and trains anywhere he can, playing outside, etc.  

Tech:  It makes me laugh that I'm even putting this as a category, but Greyson totally needs it!  He can completely navigate through both of our iPhones all by himself and knows which games he likes to play, how to play them, and how to switch what he's doing.  I don't worry about him calling China anymore because he knows what he can and can't do on there.  He can also figure out his way around the computer pretty well.  He knows how to move the mouse on the laptop and click on things he wants.  He can click a movie he wants to watch, make it go full-screen, and press play.  He also loves Dan's Xbox.  He knows which games he likes, how to take them out of their cases, replace the previous game to its correct case, put the disc in the Xbox, close it, switch inputs on the monitor screen so he can see the game, and even use some basic controls on the controller.  Yikes!!  

Favorite Phrases: "Ready, Set, GO!" "Me oh my" "Chachacha Beep Beep!" (train sounds)

Favorite Toys:  race cars, trains, Mr Potato Head, balls, outside car, Mater, Buzz

Favorite Movies: Cars, Toy Story (1, 2, & 3), Baby Einstein

Favorite Books: Punk Farm & Punk Farm on Tour, Old Hat New Hat, Count Worm

Favorite Activities:  swimming, playing with Java, playing with cars, playing xbox with Daddy, riding in the car

Favorite Foods:  cheese, strawberries, tacos, pizza, fruit snacks

I think that might sum up the life of our 2-year-old!  He is quite the busy boy and I can't wait to see what this year brings him!  Here are some pics of how we celebrated his special day.

Greyson is so blessed to have such involved family, even though everyone lives so far away.  All four of his grandparents were here for his birthday, and he had such a blast!  We took him to see Cars 2 in the theater and he did really well!  He loved the movie and seemed to have a great time.  Then he got to open presents, eat cake and homemade ice cream, and play with all his new toys!  What a great day!

Happy Birthday, sweet boy!!

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