Monday, April 1, 2013

Growing up- part 2

Well, it's taken me a little longer than I initially thought it would, but here's a post all about my sweet little stinker David! He's 2 years and 3 months now, and he is doing all kinds of new things!

He talks- his vocabulary is expanding more and more every day, and he's started putting together two and three word sentences. Some of his favorite phrases, are "No, you" (meaning he wants to be with you, not Daddy, James, the nursery lady, etc.), "mine!"(James insisted I include this lol), "choo (juice) now" (he can be a little bossy), "me,  show pweeeese".

He watches TV- This is a small milestone, but it means he and James enjoy sitting together and watch Busytown while I get a chance to get something done. I even get to shower alone sometimes now!

He's potty trained- We started potty training right before David turned two, and it was seriously so easy. It clicked within two days, and while they're have been a few accidents here and there, he's done a really good job. He hasn't worn diapers in the day or night in over a month!

He has an amazing memory- For a two year old, I think it's impressive. My brother-in-law and nephew were staying in our basement while they were visiting last August, now a couple of times a week he'll go to the basement door and knock on it and call for uncle "b-bwen". He also will tell you all the details of his trip to the doctor a couple months ago. "head, ouch, cah (car), doctah, ban ban, treat!" and apparently that experience was more pleasant than not, because now he's constantly asking to go to the dr. "tum, ow, doctah".

He's brave- he loves going down the super high slide at our local playground. The slide is so high that James is terrified of it and won't go down alone. A couple weeks ago we went to the playground, and after I went down the slide with James a few times, I told him he needed to do it himself if he wanted to keep going down. He was way too scared to go himself, so he asked David if he would go down with him, David was more than happy to comply, and the two of them went down the slide with James hanging on to David's waist, over and over. It was so cute, and David was so proud of himself helping his big brother out!

He adores James- it's so sweet. Not that they don't fight at all, but you can tell he really likes to be around James. Whenever David is home and James is at school, he'll ask me very frequently if it's time to go get James ("James, now?"). When he wakes up in the morning, James is the first one he goes looking for. He'll follow James around happily doing whatever he tells him, for as long as James is willing to play with him.

Undressing himself- He's all over this. It's not always such a good thing, since he's pretty much constantly taking off his clothes and running around the house in his underwear. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to answer the door holding a nearly-naked David!

James helped me write up this list. I think he's pretty proud of his little brother too! David can definitely be a handful, but he's a lot of fun, and it's really fun to watch him grow up and see his little personality develop.