Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two Years Young

My baby boy is going to be 2 years old!!  Already.  The saying, the days are slow, but the years fly by are definitely true.  While year 2 has presented its fair share of challenges, it has brought more LAUGHter and blessings.


I hope I always remember the way you would lay on your back in the sand allowing the waves to crash around you with a huge grin on your face.


I hope I always remember how you would run through the house with your Lightning McQueen towel on your head like you were racing.

I hope I always remember the sheer excitement on your face and in your actions when you met Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Goofy and Pluto.  


I hope always remember how you refer to yourself in the third person.

I hope I always remember that by age 2 you had 10 professional haircuts and several non-professional.


I hope always remember how you line your bath toys up (particularly Thomas, Salty, and Percy) and ask daddy to give them a mohawk with bubbles.

I hope always remember you putting yourself in time out.


I hope I always remember how much you love to swing.

I hope I always remember how you love cottage cheese and spent many days asking to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


I hope I always remember how much you loved the water slide at Seminole pool.

I hope I always remember how much you love playing with your cousin Eli and how he (and Isaac) take the time to interact with you.

I hope I always remember your struggle with staying in the church and gym nursery.


I hope I always remember you singing Holy, Holy, Holy, Happy Birthday, Thomas the Train Theme song, Bob the Builder, and He's Got the Whole World.

I hope I always remember the way you yelled, "No," while I sang, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...hide it under a bucket..."

I hope I always remember the way you yelled, "Koo Koo and Dadder," when I would begin singing, "He's Got the Whole World..."


I hope I always remember you saying, "Uncle Ka-gul" for Uncle Kyle, "Crab 'il pinch you" for crab will pinch you, "Coco-rita" for Nova Lee, plus so many others.

I hope I always remember your fast growing vocabulary and the mild lisp you have that make so many words and phrases completely and totally adorable.  

I hope I always remember your love of pizza.

I hope I always remember your full speed running to give daddy and I hugs.  


I hope I always remember how much you adored Thomas the Train (specifically Kevin, Percy, Toby, and Diesel).

I hope I always remember your love of stickers and how they triggered your love of Cars and Toy Story characters (you really could care less about the movies). 

I hope I always remember how much fun you have with bubbles in the tub and in your kiddie pool.

I hope I always remember how much sleep training helped us.

I hope I always remember your flat smile that reminds me so much of my own.

I hope I always remember your cries in the morning that immediately cease when I walk in the room and you say, "AWAKE!"

I hope I always remember how much you love and adore us.


Here is the "I Hope I Always Remember" post from his first year.

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

Beautifully done!

Lani @ Its My Life said...

Balloons and dirty feet, does get more 2 year old than that! He's a cutie!

Katie said...

Ohh I love so much about this post! I love the pictures, love the sweet memories (especially the ten professional haircuts and him putting himself in timeout). I cannot believe how much he has grown since I first started following your blog!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So cute- I can't believe how fast it goes by. Love the balloons- great setup for this!

Rebecca @ Better Life Bags said...

These are SO GOOD Amber! I love the one of him crawling behind the backdrop. What a sweet way to document Year #2!

Adeena P said...

Awww! This is so sweet. What a great idea. :D

I totally love the last shot. :)

Us said...

Can't believe he's almost 2. Goes too fast doesn't it? These pics are sooo cute, but I just particularly LOVE both of the feet pics. LOVE!
-Jenn

Carolina said...

The pictures turned out incredible. Happy happy 2nd Birthday Bennett and I can't wait to see the little man you're going to grow up to be!!

And love how he refers to himself in the third person :)

Kay K said...

Amber,
Bennett is so handsome, your pcitures are great and love the got the whole world in his hands and he says koo koo and dadder ....sweet........

Sarah Halstead said...

Awww. So very sweet. Love these!!

Kindra said...

It's been a blessing to watch him grow over the last 2 years. Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Bennett!!!

Tiffany said...

Love it! Happy birthday little man!!