Sunday, November 18, 2012

2 Years Already

RJ,

It is very hard to believe that you are two years old. We celelbrated your birthday on October 17th, and your homecoming on November 6th.

You have turned our lives upside down. I now know much more about the Wiggles than I ever thought I would. You love the Big Red Car, you stand in front of the TV and say Car Car Car, and point to the DVD player. You also still like Elmo and Ernie on Sesame Street, along with Caillou on Sprout.

Your speech is getting better and you are saying more and more words. We can't always understand you, wich gets you frustrated at times, but you do manage usually to get your point across.

You continually surprise every day with what you know. Tonight you started playing duck-duck-goose which we didn't even know you knew how to play, you must have learned it in daycare.

Every day you continue to challenge me to be better than I think I ever can be. You are such a smart little boy, too smart for my own good. You are getting around quite well now, able to get up and down the furniture, you have no fear, often falling down, bumping your head and laughing about it.

You continue to be such a pleasant young boy, you waive to people you see, you love to laugh and make others laugh.

You are such a blessing to everyone that you encounter. Again, I have said this before and I will say it again, you have no idea the impact you have made on our family and friends, and I do not think you will ever realize it.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Moments that Matter

Moment 1:
RJ woke up. I went to see what was wrong. He was standing in his crib. I asked did he need a new diaper, he said yes. I changed him, he was practically falling asleep while changing him. I finished, picked him up, put him back in his crib and he wasn't happy. I asked did he want me to hold, he said yeah. I picked him, he pointed to the rocking chair and said sit. So I sat down while holding him, rocked him for a bit. I stood up thinking he was ready to go back to sleep, he said "no, sit" So we sat back down rocked some more. I could tell he was getting restless, I asked him did he want to go back in the crib, he said yeah. I asked did he want to go back to sleep, he said yeah. I laid him in his crib, he asked for his blanket, I covered him and back to sleep he went.

Moment 2:
 I couldn't sleep. When in to check on RJ. He was awake, looked at me and I saw him shiver a little bit. I asked did he want his blanket back on him, he smiled, put his head down, covered him and back to sleep he went.