Blakey Blake! You are 2 today!
Your nickname, Blakey Blake has stuck for good. Even people who have just met you call you that. You call yourself that too.
You are such a beautiful little boy! You have the most remarkable combination of porcelain skin, rosy cheeks, blue eyes and angel soft blonde hair. Oh that hair! It grows so fast and we keep it long because it just suits your hippy style!
You can talk! Like, for real, sentences and everything. It’s pretty funny because you still look so much like a baby (to me, at least!). I love the little phrases you add-on to the end of your sentences, like “…I think.” or “…actually.” It makes you sound like a little old man!
You also love to play jokes on me. Your favorite is if we are at a store you will start whining about wanting something and I will say “Blake, we can’t get that” and you will laugh and say “Just kidding! Hahaha!”. You think you are pretty clever (you are!).
Speaking of smart you also know your colors, a few letters (B, W, O, X), shapes (circle, heart, star, square, triangle).
You only want mama at bedtime. You still wake up once or twice a night, although last night you slept from 7:30 (your usual bed time) until 7:30. I hope this continues because you + your bro getting up every night pretty much means that I am awake from about 4am on. *yawn*
You stopped breastfeeding at 18 months of your own accord but you still take a bottle before bed (and if you wake up). We have parent guilt for letting you have it for so long, but we are working up our courage to get you off this habit!
You eat like a bird! One bite here, another bite there. Some days I wonder if you will ever eat anything! It is very hard to not try to convince you to eat “just one more bite!!” but we try not to go that route in this family…food gets put in front of you and you are can eat it or not. We don’t want to encourage weird food issues. You are growing (skinny, but growing!) so that is good enough for us. I do keep snacks out for you all day though and let me tell you it does nothing for my waistline!
You are such an easy-going, happy child…often playing on your own or chasing Coen around trying to do whatever he does.
You don’t however take any crap from Coen! You are full of useful phrases like “Stop it!” “Mama said share!” “Stop talking to me” “Go away” and if push comes to shove, you give him the ol’ one-two punch “uh, uh, uh, uh” you say! (which of course is wrong, but it’s freaking adorable!).
The only time you reliably freak out and go tantrum crazy is when we get you dressed or brush your teeth. You just can’t understand why you can’t stay in your pj’s for the rest of your life!
You love…your blankets (although you have no one particular “blankie”), stuffed animals, reading, music, trucks, trains, dinosaurs, drawing, and riding around on my back as I crawl around picking up toys.
You have been excited about your birthday for weeks! We were waiting for Coen at his class the other day and you said “Let’s go!” and I said “Where, Blake?” and you matter-of-factly said “To get ready for my birthday!”
You have things that you treasure. And when you find such a thing it gets tucked very carefully under your arm and will stay there all day, making brief appearances so you can comment on it and then back under the wing it goes! The last thing you did this was the birthday card you got from Aunt Mandi.
You love to shop and be out and about in general. When we pull into our drive you will often say “No!! More shopping! Want to drive!”
Blake you are such a joy to our family! We love you so much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!