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!


  1. Aww what an awesome party! :) I love your positive outlook on having a two year old. I have loved every age and stage my boys have gone through so far...granted sometimes it can be hard. I haven't yet felt that cliche "terrible twos" syndrome you mentioned in one of your previous blogs. :) I love the new look of your site as well!

  2. This is so stinken cute. Isaiah is adorable. Love hearing how you are doing and how your baby is growing up. Good luck with your posting goal! Keep it up :)

  3. I can not believe he is TWO! Home you are doing well :)