This poor blog has been neglected lately. I missed Davis’ 19 month post completely, and I haven’t posted at all in over a week. I wish it wasn’t near the bottom of the totem pole of priorities, but such is life! I’ve been baking (for work) more lately, and Todd has been traveling more, so the available hours are slim to none. Oh, and speaking of Davis (hello! This post is supposed to be about him!), he likes to wake up at 5:30 and yell. So that’s fun. Yikes!
Anyway, even though he does wake up way too early, we just love him more each month. Isn’t being a parent crazy?! I don’t think you can know that kind of love until you have a child. What an amazing blessing and responsibility. I’m reminded of the weight and privilege of motherhood multiple times each day. Praise the Lord He gave us our spunky, energetic (understatement), sweet, kind, strong-willed, creative, smart, adorable son.
This post is mainly for our personal memories, so feel free to skip it!
Davis was 20 months last week, and I cannot believe he will be TWO in less than 4 months. I wish I could say I haven’t shed a tear or thought about his birthday party, but that would be a big fat lie.
These are some updates from the last couple of months: He is learning new words constantly, he gives kisses, he takes a pretty good afternoon nap, he has some separation anxiety (especially at the Y and church), he is still very obsessed with our dog Kenan, he loves lawn mowers (so much so that we’re considering a lawn mower themed birthday party; maybe it should be lawn mowers and golden retrievers!), he loves being outside, he loves stickers, he runs more than he walks, he climbs, he sorts things, he is attached to his bunny rabbit and blanket that he sleeps with (so sweet!), he loves when Todd flips him around (wrestling matches in the future I’m sure). He is defiant sometimes, but he’ll typically obey after we correct him – except for meals – sometimes dinner is the hardest part of the day! He leaves a ridiculous mess in his wake! We’ll clean, then he plays in a room and it is torn apart. At least he usually helps clean up when we ask. 😉 He tries to say the blessing – he’ll bow his head, whisper, and he likes to say “amen” when we pray at night. He loves to point out his or others’ nose, mouth, eyes, and ears. He really loves his grandparents. He will push and pull anything – the lawn mower and turtle my parents got him, the laundry basket, his wagon, his chair, etc. Lately he’s loved the Itsy Bitsy Spider – he tries to do his fingers like we do in the song. One thing I love is that he says “pah-bu” for “thank you.” And he says “no thank you,” but his version is “pah-bu, pah-bu.” Hey, he’s doing his best to have good manners!
We love you, baby boy!
Here are just a few pictures from the last 2 months: