Box Cars

The duck tape box cars I made for the boys. A Captain America motorcycle and an Iron Man car.

A belated post with pictures and videos of Henry’s birthday party.

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I’m Two!

Linus is two!

Here’s the statistical update from his checkup.

  • Weight: 29 pounds (77%)
  • Height: 35.25 inches (75%)
  • Head: 18.8 inches

He’s a beefy boy. That said, he’s definitely starting to get longer and leaner and he’s losing that baby fat in his face.

He is such a cool dude. He is funny, smart, loving and sensitive. He is learning his letters. He already knows most colors and shapes. And he’s learning how to count. He complains when things are “too loud” even if it’s him that’s being too loud!

He runs as much as he can and loves to throw himself at you for a big bear hug. “Upside down” is another favorite word and he loves it when we hang him by his legs. He makes some very silly expressions, especially if you ask him to make a happy face, or a sad face, or a silly face. He’ll also lay down and pull up his shirt if you ask him to; this way you can blow a raspberry on his tummy. He is such a sweet bundle of love. And he is stinkin’ adorable!

He’s recently moved into a twin mattress on the floor at nights. He’s doing really well. He’s good about brushing his teeth and still happily takes baths. He has definitely hit the “toddler eating” phase, however, preferring only white starchy foods and meat. He does like dried fruit like raisins so we encourage him to eat those when he wants.

Henry and Linus are getting along well these days, and really starting to learn how to play together. Linus is the apple of our eye and we love him so much. We’re looking forward to year three being much more uneventful!

I’m Four!

Ok, I’m not four, but I am now the proud parent of a four-year-old.

Here’s the statistical update from his 4YO checkup.

  • Weight: 34 pounds (33%)
  • Height: 40 inches (44%)
  • Body Mass Index: 25%

So what can I say about this little man who is sitting right next to me as I type this? He is very sweet, “and very big” according to him. He is a real trickster. He loves to joke around and be as silly as he can be. He is rarely serious. His favorite thing in the world is TV and his new toy truck (currently in toy time-out). He is becoming a very good big brother, always watching out for his little brother to make sure he doesn’t get hurt or in trouble.

Henry is a definite fruit monster. He loves every kind of fruit and it’s second only to candy. His next favorite food are starchy white carbohydrates. He’s not so big into vegetables or meats, and unlike most kids he won’t eat pizza or any other form of cheese. He still naps at school but not on the weekends. We enjoy a little alone time with him when Linus is napping.

He’s now in soccer class once a week at school, and on the weekends he goes to MyGym, a fun place to learn fitness and fun routines like the trapeze. And he keeps begging me to take him back to the rock climbing gym.

He is super, duper smart. He asks so many questions and makes so many connections. He knows his letters and is going to start sight words soon, I think. His memory is amazing.

He is just an incredibly cool kid and I shall now go back to playing with him, rather than writing about him. Happy Birthday, son!

And then

Two years ago today, we were doing this.

Can you imagine

Four years ago, this is what we were up to:

Linus photos

A few recent photos of my little wingman.

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Spring?

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Someone should tell the plants that winter isn’t over quite yet. 

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Mini Dave

Love this kid.

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