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Monday, March 14, 2016

2 and a half years old!


You amaze me each and every day! I cannot believe that you are now two and half years old. It still feels like you were just a baby to me. And yet, you are now talking full sentences and have no problem telling daddy or I what you think! You feed yourself, are starting to dress yourself and basically have just become this little person over night.

I am so happy that you have continued your love of books. If we would let you, you would read 100 books each night before bed! But, that was taking too long, so we had to cut down our number of books :) Though you have gotten sneaky lately and will have us read you books and then once the lights are off for bedtime, you then ask for a story. You love to have us tell you Goldilocks and the 3 bears, The 3 little pigs, and Hansel and Gretel. You like to chime in as well with what happens next in the story. It is so cute when you do The 3 Little Pigs and do the Huff and Puff part and the chinny chin chin part. If I could read to you all day, I would!

You also seem to be taking after your daddy, and have grown an appreciation for playing board games. You seem to really like the cupcake game and you also like to "play" with some of daddy's games. I know he is so excited to be able to play games with you!

You found a new love as well, and that is Paw Patrol. You have become obsessed with Paw Patrol. So, we have watched that a few times! At the moment your favorites are Everest and Skye. You still enjoy watching Sofia the First as well. You have also started to want to watch some of the Classic Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, and Dumbo. I loved it when one night, you decided you wanted to get dressed up as Belle, and put on her dress. Then you came out fully decked out and requested to watch the movie. As that is one of my favorite movies, I loved watching you enjoy it! I love being able to share my love of Disney with you!

You also got to move up to the Preschool last month! You are SO excited to be in Miss Cheryl's class. Daddy and I had to convince the school that you should move up, but luckily, they realized how ready you were and agreed. So, the beginning of February, you officially moved to the preschool. You love being able to go on walks and field trips to the Fire Truck that is on campus. You are also with you friends again, which makes you happy. Ryder seems to be your best friend, though you guys seem to go back and forth each day on if you actually like each other or not! You also like to play with Ellie, Miles, Paul, and Layla. You are also doing the Tumble Bee Bus at school once a week. You LOVE being on the bus and playing and learning how to do monkey bars. I am so happy that they bring this to the school for you to enjoy!

You light up my world, Aurora. I don't get as much time with you as I used to, but I love our time each night when we go to bed. It is one of my favorite parts of the day, laying there reading you books and watching you fall asleep. I know I stay in your room longer than I should, but it is the only time I get with just you and I cherish it! I love you to the Moon and Back and always and forever!


4 Months!

I am very late this month as I went back to work and life has gotten a bit crazier!


And here we are, another month has flown by! This month I just tried to soak up as much cuddle time with you as I knew my leave was coming to an end. I did have to go to some meetings already at work, and you just came along with me! Everyone doted on you and just wanted to play with you!

You continue to be such a happy boy! I love to see your cheeky grin! And boy do you have some cute cheeks :) You also have this adorable little chuckle that you do. Started to get out of the squeaky sound and closer to a laugh. Either way, it is adorable!

Sleep seems to go back and forth with you. Some nights you will only wake up once (though these seems to be less and less...) and other nights you wake a ton. I would like to go back to when you only woke up once, and I know you will get there. You are still in the bassinet by our bed, and the time for you to move to your crib is quickly approaching. I will be very sad when you are in your own room as I like having you by my side. But, I know it will be better for you to be in your own space and get used to your own room.

You are still an eating machine. You go about 2.5-3 hours between a feed during the day. We are working on stretching you closer to the 3 hour mark though! You also at the end of the month, started to get bottles consistently now that you are in daycare. I was nervous a first as they said you were not taking the bottle, but by the end of the week you had it done!

So, the big thing this past month was at the end and you starting daycare. I, of course, cried as I will miss our days together. But, I know you will have new friends soon and will love it there. Plus, you are so close by that I still come and see you everyday at lunch time :) I am very blessed that there is an on-site daycare!

You are also getting close to rolling over. You actually did roll over one-time, but haven't done it again. You are very good and getting yourself on your side, but just don't make that next little roll. I know you will get there though! You are quite the move though as you will wiggle yourself and get yourself where you want to be. Looks like a little inchworm going around!

Your sister is probably your biggest fan! She is always trying to make you happy. It is so great to watch you two together. You just light up when you can see her. I can't wait to continue to watch your relationship grow.

I love you so much my little chunky monkey! You make me so happy and I just love being your Mom! I love you always and forever!