Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Andrew's 2nd Birthday

My little boy is 2!  Totally unbelievable to me!  He had such a fun birthday, the highlight being the candles on his school bus cake (and all of the Lightning McQueen gear . . . Elizabeth calls him Lightning for short, she says).  Elizabeth blew out the first round of candles as Andrew was not too sure.  But then he wanted to try the candles and the birthday song again.  And again and again.  We sang happy birthday and blew out candles 4 times.  But the funniest part was the he wanted to sing and do candles multiple times a night until the cake was gone!  Too precious.  

Andrew brings us so much joy to our lives.  He is such a good and happy little boy.  He and Elizabeth play so nicely together, for the most part.  There are times when Andrew gets a bit rough or Elizabeth takes something that Andrew was playing with but I just love it when I peek into the play room or one of their bedrooms and they are playing dress up, dancing, or their favorite, hide and seek.  Sometimes they even sit behind the rocking chair and read books together (Elizabeth likes to "read" the Karen Katz Potty for Me and I Can Share books to Andrew).  Andrew's vocabulary is totally amazing.  He understands just about everything you say to him and talks back in complete sentences.  He's got that down pat.  His favorites at 2.  Well, his favorite foods are mac and cheese and Chex.  His favorite movie is Strawberry Shortcake, his favorite songs are Twinkle twinkle little star and the Little Mermaid Part of that World (momma's doing) and anything by the Black Crows and Lucky Dube (Jan's doing) and his favorite game is whatever Elizabeth wants to play (doll house, catch, cars, leggos) or anything musical (guitar and drums being the favorites . . . sound familiar?!)

Happy Birthday my boy!

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