Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Two-and-a Half

Alex is two-and-a-half. Where has the time gone? I feel like it was yesterday when we were at My Gym celebrating his 2nd birthday. In the past 6 months, he has really changed from a baby to a little boy with all of the good and the ornery that comes with it.

He is so smart. He not only speaks in sentences but in paragraphs. Even when a one-word response is appropriate, he answers in a complete sentence. He has even more of his books memorized. The other night, I was going to read him one of his favorites, Jamberry. He said, "I'll read it." And he did...with just a little prompting.

Jay took him to swimming lessons this spring, and he really has gotten the "kicking" part down pat. He loves to swim in Grandma and Pop's pool, and today I took him to the pool in our new neighborhood.

His newest talent is he can take off his own clothes. And he loves to take showers now, when up until two weeks ago he said, "Showers scare me." We were at Grandma and Pop's a few weeks ago, and he took at shower with Sophie and Jake and now it is his favorite thing to do at the end of the day. He actually runs up the stairs to get in the shower with Daddy.

He also loves to "help" build our house. He takes his hammer over and says he is building.

Some other of his "talents" that aren't as desirable include: sticking out his tongue, name-calling - his favorite being "poopy head," extreme possessiveness of his toys, and refusal to go near a potty unless it is to flush a bug! But I guess all of that goes with the territory of being two-and-a-half.

I can't help but wonder what the next six months will bring....

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