Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monkey Boy

I have a 2 year of last month. Leading up to Isaiah's birthday i was full of emotion. I couldn't believe i was going to be a mama of a 2 year old... because of course, that makes ME 2 years older. The last 2 years have been full of wonderful moments made with our sweet little guy. He is constantly making me chuckle, hold my breath, let it go, and shake my head at all the unique little mannerisms that he has somehow acquired.
I have never felt afraid to have a two year old, it just seems silly to be apprehensive of an age... i would rather hold onto confidence as a parent. Isaiah has definitely tried to push his limits with me and strain for independence which i look at as a positive thing. I would rather him do it now than later.... (which he probably will do it later anyways.)
He is definitely changing into a little boy... full of excitement, energy, fearlessness and silliness. He loves to throw things, jump off things, run, and yell very loudly. My job is to allow those things.... but to teach him when it is appropriate. For a while i thought he was going to err on the side of caution and be an introvert, but to my surprise he is changing into quite the opposite. I loved him then, and i love him now...  Mama's love is so unwavering.

So for Isaiah's birthday, it was hot. We decided to grab some dinner and drive up to the little theatre nearby and watch the new POOH movie. It was so adorable, and he sat still and barely blinked his poor little eyes! Afterward i took him to the park to play for a while.
The following Saturday we had a birthday party for him under the pavilion in the park with both sides of our family. It was a Monkey theme with bananas everywhere and a very cute cake. He loved all the presents he got, and definitely all of the family that surrounded him. It was a successful day with no rain!

His reaction to opening a present with a toy monkey inside!

He loves this wheel barrow

Blowing bubbles

To read why else the #2 has been so big in our house.... stay tuned for my next post!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peepy da Potty!

"Peepy da Potty!"
"Poopy da Potty!"

Yes... those are currently the most popular words coming out of my little guys mouth. If you say it the right way it could be a pretty cool song.... or a chant.

Anyways! Isaiah is doing great as far as potty training is going. He had been seeming so interested in going to the bathroom, and pretend playing that he was going potty. I have never allowed him to even be near the toilet, and so he would seem a little hesitant any time i would set him up on the seat. So a couple weeks before his birthday i went and bought This Potty Chair. I am so glad i didn't get any random potty. The seat is so comfy and i really like that it has the lid. Plus it can be transferred to the toilet very easily, not to mention it takes a snap to clean it! (i personally love Safety 1st products)
Enough with my Mommy Review!!

He loves it and caught on so quickly that i can't even keep up with him. He will randomly pause his activities throughout the day and say "Peepy da potty" or "Poopy da potty!" He will run to the bathroom and before i can even get there he already has his undies pulled down and is sitting patiently on his Throne of Elimination. lol  

I'm so proud of my little guy, he catches on to things so quickly and i love that he does things because he finds the simple joys in them, not because he is going to get something in return or because he HAS to do it. He is learning so fast and i love challenging him to learn new words and explore new activities. Being a Mama of a 2 year old is so much fun.... and i will come stomp on your foot if i hear anyone say something along the lines of "good luck with those terrible twos". Sometimes i feel like its the parents who allow the 2's to be so terrible.... because they certainly don't have to be.

To read why else the #2 has been so big in our house.... stay tuned for my next post!

The summer of Weddings!

The number 2 has been pretty big in our house lately.
Why? You might ask....

Well first off i was in 2 very eventful weddings this summer.
I can't even say how exciting it was to celebrate with both of my friends Mandy and Jerika on their wedding days.

Mandy had a beautiful and intimate chapel wedding where i had the blessing of being able to stand next to her as her Matron of Honor. We stylishly made our way downtown to the St. Cecelia ballroom that seemed to be overflowing with flowers and love! After the toasts, we danced the night away until they whisked off on a horse and carriage. My heart was absolutely bursting with joy for her!
side note: i gave myself a very big pat on the back for (hopefully) being the best MOH ever! lol

Jerika had a lovely ceremony in a large church where she was definitely ready to kiss her groom. ;-P
She had a simple cake reception (yum) and then we moved on to a more intimate outdoor reception. Jerika is from the Dominican Republic, so she had a lot of her culture tied into the celebration, such as the food and dancing. It was so fun to watch everyone shaking their hips DR style. Especially my husband!
It was so fun to watch 2 very much in love couples kiss their lives away (in a good way)
AND now i have 2 beautiful purple bridesmaid dresses... which just happen to be my favorite color.

 Thank you both from every corner of my heart for asking me to share in your Wedding day!

To read why else the #2 has been so big in our house.... stay tuned for my next post!

I promise!

I can't believe it has been almost 3 months since the last time i have blogged... how sad. At least it is to me. I feel like the need to blog is always in the back of my head. New ideas and happenings spring up that i would love to share. I wish i could say it is all because i just can't find the time, which is partially true, but i really just get distracted as soon as i sit down to type something up. I absolutely love following other blogs, and find it so much easier to sit and read about another persons life, then to type out my own. I need to make the promise to myself that i will blog once a week from here on out. I love to do it, and i know that i am allowing some of my inner creativity out when i do.

So here i go.... I Promise!