At two, he is quick to laugh and get others to laugh. He is seriously a big cheese, and if he does something that makes you laugh, he will keep doing it. He is a great big bucket of joy. Well most of the time. He is cranky and whiny too, but we can usually move him past that.
He has been doing speech therapy for a couple of months now, and he will say yeah and uh uh (yes and no) on his own and sometimes mama. He’s pretty good at repeating words and will try to repeat most everything we ask. Sometimes it’s accurate and other times it’s funny, but at least he’s trying.
This kid will do anything for a fruit snack. Seriously. He loves those things, and I’m not above a good bribe. I wish I were, but it turns out I’m just not that kind of parent. He’s still a pretty picky eater and won’t touch any meat. He does like (sometimes) Mac & cheese, pb&j, pizza and spaghetti. He loves banana muffins, and he eats canned green beans that we have to give the dogs. At daycare, he might have ketchup for lunch because he won’t eat hot dogs or chicken nuggets. He still only drinks water and the occasional milk.
We still put him to bed at 7, and he sleeps until 7. It takes him about an hour to fall asleep sometimes, but he just lays there and hangs out. And he’s still a pretty good napper. We are taking the pacifier away fully this week, so we will see how that goes! He loves his pacifier and just wants one more suck everyday. Ha.
He loves ferociously. Teddy goes everywhere with him (and was on his birthday cake!), and he’s sweet to his other stuffed animals, giving them snuggles and kisses. He loves his mama and dada, too, which is convenient since we love him more than anything.
Hunter loves to be outside and wants to be a big kid. He loves his balls and is starting to get more into trucks and trains, making sounds as he pushes them around. He’s also pretty OCD and will close doors or move things back to where they go. Super helpful, he will throw things in the trash and pickup his toys.
Its amazing how much much he has learned in the past year. Well two years actually. It goes fast and slow!
We are are so thankful to be his parents. He is the light in our life. We can’t imagine life without him. We love you sweet Hunter. Happy birthday, and here’s to another awesome year!