Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy at TWO

On Monday my little ball of crazy happy chaos turned TWO. Every year when birthdays roll around I'm always in awe of how quickly time can pass. It's insanity. 

Happy is a pro at keeping everyone on their toes. If he can't do something he figures it out quickly. Fridge door? Mastered
Baby Gates? Pretty much pointless. 
Doors? Lock them, because he WILL get in...or let himself right out.
Sleep? Okay, this is a work in progress, but we WILL get there. 

The Doctor and I had been a little concerned about his speech, but in the last few months he has just blossomed. So many words and new ones everyday. Yay!!
AND he recently decided to officially start calling me "MA!" Loud and clear. It's usually when he is demanding something, but that and "Mama" are the best words ever. 

He is a HUGE fan of trains. He loves dinosaurs, dragons and anything else that has the ability to ROAR. The furkids are his best buddies and are insanely patient with him and all his love. His big brothers are his Idols and even though I don't think they realize it half the time, Happy watches everything they do with awe.

He loves dancing with Mickey Mouse, choo-chooing with Thomas, exploring the ocean with The Octonauts and learning about all things prehistoric with Buddy and The Dinosaur Train.

His biggest obsession, currently, is water (or really anything in liquid form). All drinks need to be pushed as far back on the counter as possible. Kaiser's water bowl is NOT safe. If Happy gets a drink you can be sure he'll turn it into a water toy and Daddy recently taught him how to work the water hose, so if you join Happy outside prepare to get soaked.

Happy is part monkey, part volcano and full of giggles. He is a puddle jumping, stick loving, outdoor explorer. He doesn't like strangers a whole lot, but once you win his affection he loves you fiercely. 

He is my littlest heart and at two he is ready to take on the world.
Happy Birthday sweet boy. I love you. 

Monday, May 02, 2016

Currently: 5.2.2016

Sorry I have been MIA lately. Happy has been having some serious sleep issues and as a result has turned our routine upside-down. Last Tuesday was the first night since Valentine's Day that he stayed in his own bed alone. We moved a twin mattress into his room and have been taking turns sleeping in there, slowly easing our way out. It has been exhausting to say the least. I'm hoping things will start getting back to some vague semblance of normal now.

This is what I've been up to during my brief free moments:

Watching: Murdoch Mysteries on Netflix

Listening: Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

Making: About to start on our yearly calendar which starts in June. Because I made a calendar when we moved in together in March of 2004 and then the next year we got married and I got now it's June. 

Feeling: Better. I was sore most of last week from going overboard on strength training and today is the first day I haven't winced when I stood up.

Planning: A certain little Mister's 2nd birthday. I can't believe he'll be TWO just one week from today.

Loving: The cool air and rain today.