Friday, May 24, 2013

22 Months Old!

**Somehow, this didn't post in March, and I just realized it... so it's a few months late...

Parker Love,

22 months old? We can't believe how big you are getting!

You are still in size 5 diapers. We haven't weighed you recently, but you're probably in the low thirties in weight. 

We're putting a lot of 18-24 month clothes away that are too snug. It’s just about time to get the 2T clothing tub out of the garage. Size 2T! Seriously, where is the time going?

So, a few fun things about this month:

You've taken to reading books by yourself a lot more. In fact, most of the time you'd rather read a book yourself than have a book be read to you. Your favorite books? Pretty much anything with letters or numbers, though you also love your Planets book too.

Another hobby of yours: drawing. You will sit with a pen and paper and "draw" for long periods at a time. We're sure you would write your letters and numbers if you had the fine motor skills. :) For now, you are happy to "trace" over any letters or numbers that we write down for you. Or sometimes you just "free-draw."

As the weather has warmed up, you've enjoyed spending more time outside. And because it stays light outside longer, Mommy and Daddy can spend more outside time with you!

This month we had a fun picnic dinner at the park. 

Mommy had trouble climbing up and down the structure (because of the baby in her belly!) so you spent a lot of time with Daddy! 

down the slide!

Mommy loves her boys! <3

Mommy loves this picture of you. :)

You received this little rabbit from one of Mommy's friends at school. Jack wants to play with your rabbit too!

Another outside activity--sidewalk chalk! You would probably play with this for hours. You also like bubbles, but we didn't capture any pictures of that.

Here you are helping Mommy get the baby's clothes ready! :) We talk about the baby a lot, but we're sure you'll be pretty surprised when he actually gets here in just a few months! 

You and Lillian continue to be buddies at church. You both have fun playing on the 2-Year old playground!

One of our favorite things this month is your singing! You sing a lot now and it's super cute. Your songs of choice? 90% of the time, you prefer singing the ABC song, but you'll also sing "Jesus Loves Me," "Twinkle Twinkle," "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Numbers" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." 

Also this month: you had your second visit to the zoo! You had a lot more fun this time since you know the names and sounds of a lot of the animals ("The lion says roaaaaar!"). Grandma and Grandpa came too, and we had a really nice afternoon (and you then had a really nice nap!).

The flamingos were the first animals you saw! 

You have the wingspan of a Cooper's Hawk! :)

Hi, birdie! 

You did enjoy looking at the animals, but you would've been just as happy to play in the dirt with a stick :)

This was a little "ride" that you weren't sure about at first... but then you loved it! 

Daddy and Parker! 

You really liked looking at the giraffes! 

Here you are, talking to the parrots: "Squaaaaawk!"

Going on the Zoo Train with Grandpa!

You really enjoyed the train and wanted to ride it a second time! :)

Checkin' out some animal facts. :)

You really had a great time at the zoo--we'll have to try to make another visit this summer with your new brother! 

Parker, it's been so fun watching you grow into a little boy this month. You love to stay busy and explore your world. You have developed such a sweet and fun personality! You are really obedient most of the time and you're a super helper too. We are so blessed to have you in our lives and are excited to spend these last few weeks with you in our family of three... before we become a family of four! 

We love you, little Bubs!

Mommy and Daddy

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