Monday, December 12, 2011

Dear William (28 months)

Dear William,

Today you are 28 months old.

You've been talking a lot more than in the past.  For example, you recently rammed my head with your (very hard) head, and I cried out, "Owwww." Then, perhaps feeling bad, you seized my face in your hands and kissed my eyebrow.  I said, "Thank you William!" and you ran into the other room to tell your father, "I KISSED MOMMY."

You sing a lot.  You like "Take Me out to the Ballgame" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider."  You love singing the ABC's and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."  You also taught us a new song that you learned at daycare:

Twinkle Twinkle Dinosaur

He lets out a mighty roar

When he walks he STOMP STOMP STOMPS

When he eats he CHOMP CHOMP CHOMPS.

I think you sing a song at daycare about a Baby Shark.  I don't know how it goes, but the other day while you were eating breakfast, you very clearly wanted me to sing Baby Shark.  I don't know that song, so I started singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and you got very frustrated.  You glared at me and said "KY-IT, MOMMY.  BABY SHARK.  BABY SHARK!!!!!!!"  I guess I will have to ask Mr. D, your daycare teacher, how that one goes.

This past month we had Thanksgiving, and you saw both sets of grandparents:





You went with Mommy and Daddy and helped us pick out a Christmas tree, which we then decorated:

xmas tree.jpg



We went to the mall, where you did some window shopping:




You pointed to a photo of Demi Moore and said "Mommy!"




You sat on Santa Claus' lap:




You fell asleep in the car while we were Christmas shopping:




We read lots of stories, especially before bedtime.  Your current favorites are When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer (you call it I BIGGER), and My Little Golden Book of Primates, which contains some factually incorrect information but has some great pictures.  You can tell the difference between apes and monkeys.  You point to the gibbons and say "GIBBON! NO TAIL!" and you can successfully identify the howler monkey as well as make howler vocalizations.  You also have an animal encyclopedia book that you love.  You can name every animal in that book.  I have no idea how you learned this, but about the second time we read the book, you pointed to the chinchilla and said "CHINCHILLA!"




Sometimes you insist on wearing your diaper on the outside:




You saw a Blue Angel and some dinosaurs at the Science Center:






You saw mammoths and cave bears at the Missouri History Museum:





You saw trains and flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden:




We went hiking in the rainforest (okay, it was just the Climatron):




You enjoyed playing with your Mr. Potatohead:



You applied for a passport:



It has been a busy month, William, but you still find the time to be very sweet.  Sometimes you don't want to go to sleep because you'd rather keep reading or playing with Mommy and Daddy.  You say, "ROCK YOU," which means that you want me to rock you.  And so I do that.  You put your arms around me as we rock in the chair, or you put your hand on my cheek and smile at me.  You love hugs and kisses.  You are constantly hugging and kissing us.  That is so great.  I hope you always are so cuddly.

William, we have had such a wonderful month.  I am looking forward to each and every minute that we get to spend together.

Love you,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy 28th month birthday!! how quickly the days go by and the MONTHS and years!!!!!!!! I always love reading about what you are doing and see the pictures of you having fun!!!!! Always stay as sweet and cuddly as you are now, A HUG from WILLIAM is the bestest gift there is!!!!! Keep singing and teaching mama and daddy new songs!!! You can sing them for us at christmas!! Hugs and big loves from mawmaw nan and paw paw rick