Today, he's 2. TWO! I can't even believe it. My sweet baby, who gave us such a scare in the beginning (really, daddy was so stressed he wound up in the ER next door) has turned into a true little boy. All boy. He's sweet, funny, and laid back. I see this one being my class clown, for sure.
When he was born, I didn't get to see him for a loooooong time. Ok, it was about 15 hours, but to a mama missing her newborn that may as well be an eternity. When they finally brought him in (while my husband was in the ER) I couldn't believe that the olive complected, dark little bundle in my arms was all mine. He had a wise little look in his eyes, like he knew a joke or secret that he wouldn't share. And wouldn't you know, he still does that today.
But the dark complexion has been replaced with some pale irish skin and blue eyes anyone would kill for.
He laughs easily and rolls with the punches. Well, most of the time...
But what would your second birthday be without a tantrum, anyway? We made it all better with his lovey and some birthday waffles!
We went to swim and to play with friends, then had cake and opened some presents, and finished out his birthday with some play outside in the backyard.
On a side note, if anyone in the bay area knows someone who does a decent job with little boys haircuts, please let me know. I am DONE with the kiddie places. I am not sure what part of "please leave it long, just clean up the sides and front, and please no straight line bangs" they are not quite comprehending, but every time I take my boys in they wind up with bowl cuts with....straight line bangs! I have no problem with the cut, per se, but it's not the surfer boy look I love and am trying for! And it happens every time.
Ok, it's late. I had so much more to say but I just can't remember. So, I will leave you with the picture we used on his birthday invite this year. I can't wait for his party. My friend Lindsey from Bella Grace Party Designs has been planning her little booty off, and his party is going to rock!