Saturday was Issac's Party at Pacific Science Center. We did a dinosaur theme with cup cakes & lava muds (chocolate pudding, oreo crumbs & gummy worms) for the kids. Issac got some clothes, a BBQ, a tool bench, cars & dinosaurs: all his favorites. He was so cute running around saying, "I two" & "party". Unwrapping presents could have taken all day if I had let Issac do it his way- he wants to remove every piece of wrapping paper & tape from each gift! I helped move him along by swiftly switching the gifts after a few minutes of investigation. Issac was happy to have all his favorite people their to celebrate with him. My favorite part of the day was when he got shy when everyone was singing him "happy Birthday".
Issac at 2: We haven't taken Issac's 2 year pictures yet or done his 2 year well-child check up. They are both planned for the coming 2 weeks. We scheduled them so that we can do Issac's 2 yr & Josie's 6 month pictures & check ups at the same time. I'll share their new measurements & pictures then but here is a description of Issac at age two.
~ISSAC AT AGE TWO ~
Issac sleeps in his race car bed but still doesn't sleep through the night. Issac hates naps, avoids them actually. We can get him to sleep in the car or sometimes in his highchair after lunch. At bed time we read him 3 books, we try 2 but usually he says "more book please" & we read a third. For breakfast: Issac LOVES eggs, everyday. He also enjoys fruit, bacon, sausage, oatmeal and bagels. For lunch: Issac loves the classics; tuna, PB&J, turkey chili, mac & cheese, turkey hotdogs and mickey mouse chicken nuggets. For snacks or sides Issac enjoys carrots & broccoli with ranch, any fruit, goldfish crackers, apple sauce, yogurt and string cheese. He asks for "water" to drink when he wants it & knows when his milk lacks chocolate, "chocolate not in there", Issac says. We only give him 100% juice & still put half the cup water. For dinner Issac eats whatever we are having but is not a big fan of anything spicy & is very picky about the temperature, he enjoys his food COLD.
Issac knows most animal noises, a few colors; blue, black and red. Issac can count to 7 and can, with help, say the alphabet to letter L. We limit the TV, he watches but Mickey Mouse, Dinosaur Train, and Curious George are his faves. He Loves to watch movies; Cars,Yogi Bear, Toy Story and Bambi are the movies he will ask for by name.
When it comes to Josie, who is now 5 months, Issac is a big helper. If you ask him to go grab you something or carry something for sister, he is on it. Every night before bed he gives her a kiss & it is so funny because he points to her head, ear, or face where he wants to kiss her & with a puzzled look asks, "Muah? Muah?". It's to cute because he ALWAYS asks before he kisses her. He also likes to give sister his cars or a toy & say "share". I love how sweet he is, he shows constant concern for her & often the two of them have lil giggle conversations where Tyler & I don't understand but it sure makes us smile!
Tyler & I look forward to another year of miles stones & achomplishments. Thank you to everybody who has made an effort to be a part of our lives &take witness to amazing personalities our children have developed. We love each of you! ~Til next time~ XOXO