Sunday, July 4, 2010

Buddy Turns Two!

We had a big two year old birthday on the 13th of June. (That should tell you just how behind I am.)

I didn't want to make too much fuss, but I did order a cake. An ABC cake no less.
Buddy blew out the candles:

and then he ate it, too!

The little boy got some gifts, of course, from very generous family members.
A Scooter! (from Mom and Dad)

But what really made his day?? Going to dinner at Grandma and Grandpa B's house and getting to hang out with his family.

He and Aunt JoAnn made some kind of connection during the evening (I'm not entirely sure what that was about) JoAnn couldn't look at him without the following reaction:

At two years old:
-Buddy can sing several songs (ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle, Sing a Rainbow, Push me on a swing, A Tisket A Tasket) He surprises me every day by knowing all of the words to a song I didn't think he knew.
-He can count to 12 and on a good day can get most of the numbers up to 20.
-He has known his letters for a while and is now starting to learn how to recognize, sound-out and spell some words.
-He has an amazing memory and is starting to become quite a magpie.
-He has decided that he doesn't like posing for photos, but he will do a good "funny face" here and there.
-He loves to lose shoes in restaurants.
-He is still OBSESSED with clocks and the alphabet. I can entertain him for an hour by going to the Target website and looking at the different clocks. He still plays with his fridge letters every day.
-He can walk backward, sideways and spin in a circle. :)
-At nap time and bedtime he must have his three stuffed friends (Matey, Cuckoo and Blue Bear) as well as his ABC blanket.
-He likes talking to Jellybean and I can tell it makes him happy when she smiles at him.

While he is starting to defy us on occasion, he is still a very sweet, obedient child. I couldn't be more proud of him.


  1. We missed the party. I hope all is well.

  2. Did he name his stuffed friend Matey? Makes me think of when you dressed him up as the Dread Pirate Robert for Halloween. Too funny. :)