Friday, June 29, 2012
Overall, good times were had by all!
Here is a link to a video of James meeting the UO duck
Sunday, June 24, 2012
We had James's 2nd b-day party this weekend. It was a Ratatouille-themed party (James's favorite movie) and we had a great time!
Here are some of my favorite pics from the party:
Here is a slideshow of some of the other pics from the party (and his actual birthday day):
And a link to the album:
|James 2nd Birthday|
James wasn't terribly excited about opening his presents, but he did love what was in them (he had some help from his friend Henry opening them). He got a Mickey Mouse camp set, a new Library play house made by his grandma, me and his great-aunt Diane, a pillow pet, a Mr. Potato Head playset, a shake n' go Lightning McQueen, some wonderful new books (he really likes Drummer Hoff), and many other wonderful gifts.
While playing with the playhouse, he stuck his head out the window of the library and said "hi" to our friend Jenny! I didn't hear it, but others did and said he did it twice. That's the first time he's said it that we are sure of! He's also been saying what I think is "owl," and he's been using a ton of sign language recently since we started focusing on the DVDs again.
Also, today when we were playing with his new Mickey Mouse playset, he opened the door to the fridge (which has a sticker with pics of food on it) and had Pluto go over to it and then made munching sounds that he makes while he is eating. It's the first time I've seen him do any kind of pretend play besides making his cars drive around the room!
Anyway, the party was a success and James had a blast running around with his cousins and his friend Henry. He smiled so much and looked so happy, and he even recognized Gusteau on the poster and Remy the mouse. He kept squeaking like a mouse when he saw them different places, it was so sweet. :-) Love that little 2-year-old boy! <3
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
And so in about 7 hrs, my little baby boy will be a 2 year old. My, how time flies. I can't believe how much I love him and just want to hold onto him forever. He'll always be my tiny little baby.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Turns out, James's 2y molars are coming in as we speak, which not only means he's in pain, but also that he hates having his mouth touched and wants only Mommy. So even though I was supposed to be at my appt, the nice people moved things around so I could stay with him through his checkup. The doctor came in, and, with more screaming, looked at his teeth and said they looked great, which is always good to hear. Then, before I could calm James down, I had to walk away to my own checkup, which, according to Eliot, made James cry all the way home and for 30 min once they got home.
My checkup was great, though they couldn't fit me in for a cleaning do I have to go back later. It was nice to have a few minutes alone in the chair to rest before heading home to my poor teething toddler and traumatized husband.
The kicker is I tried hard to prep James about the dentist before we went... We read books about it and talked about it. But I think it was too scary, new, and painful for him to feel comfortable about it.
Anyway, at least it's over. And his teeth are clean. :-)
Here us the one pic I did get... James was none too thrilled to be there.