Friday, May 11, 2012

On Turning 2

My sweet boy is 2.  His birthday is today.  I can't believe we have a 2 year old.  He's so grown up and changing every day.

Dear Sweet Boy,

Today you are 2.  Oh the things you can do!  You are running, yelling, squealing, dancing, yakking boy who has more energy than I can ever imagine.  You are the light of our lives and so much fun.

You're not eating much.  Eggos, bananas, yogurt, cheese, milk, peanut butter english muffins.  We know for sure you'll eat these things.  Everything else...well its more or less when you feel like it.  Typical toddler.  You also LOVE chocolate, especially M and M's.  You don't get much for sweets, but man, you love them.

You got a new keyboard for your birthday.  You play it every day and just love to jam out.  You took your first wagon ride a few weeks ago, when spring was starting to show up.  You also love to play with balls, trucks, your kitchen, your doll, your mower and your penguins.  You also got a new art table for your birthday so you can color, play with your Playdoh and other fun artsy activities. 

You are saying more words, and you mimic everything.  The other day, your Papa was flirting with your Maman by putting his hands in Maman's pockets.  We were laughing and you were watching and after he was done, you came up and patted Maman's behind trying to get into my pockets. 

You love Figaro the kitty and you are so good to him.  You are our little thinker.  Every new environment, you take a few moments to scan it and check it out.  You are not shy or clingy, just checking everything out  Once you're comfortable, you're all in and very social. 

You are very well behaved at restaurants and other public places.  In fact, your Maman and Papa and you got a compliment from a complete stranger about how well behaved you were at the restaurant.  You also have your days, like last week when you did the body throw in the middle of the pharmacy.  Your Maman thanks you for both...the beautiful days when you are so sweet and the lessons I learn in patience when you are acting your age and I am reminded of it.   

You love to watch Elmo's World, Bubble Guppies, Bugs Bunny and Chuck and Friends.  Thankfully TV only catches your attention for moments at a time, but you certainly have a few favorites. 

You love playing outside, and you love books.  Your favorite books are Dr. Seuss's ABC, Un million c'est grand comment?, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Watch Me Hop, and Green Eggs and Ham.  Maman has been practicing her French with you and can now read Un million, c'est grande comment? and know the plot and how to say the words properly.  She's very happy about that and so are you since it's one of your favorites. 

Sweet bubs, you are the best son a maman and papa could ask for.  We are so excited to be your parents and love every day we get to share with you.  We are so proud of you.

Je t'aimerais toujours,


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

On Turning 30

I turned 30 yesterday.

I had my meltdown about it a week before.  It appears my sentimental side reared its ugly head.  Because I'm not really sad about turning 30, more of a nostalgic meltdown.

So today is a new day and I don't feel any different.  Just another day.

I must say I loved my 20's, especially my university years.  I also know I didnt appreciate them hardly enough while living those years. 

So I vow to make my 30's different in that way.  To make each day count and appreciate it all now, rather than look at my last day of my 30's in 10 years and get all regretful or something.

I have a feeling my 30's will be good to me.  I already feel the self-confidence thing that is supposed to come with your 30's creeping on me.  Thats a very good thing. 

I am happy that my career is well-established now and happy that it happened before I turned 30.  I will be married 5 years this year in October and my son is turning 2 very soon.  I have healthy parents, good relationships with my family and so many wonderful friends. 

Goals for my 30s....more babies, traveling, good health, keeping my marriage as loving as it is now, strengthening friendships, learning new recipes, reading new books and re-reading some oldies.  I will finish Anna Karenina, The Bible, and The Divine Comedy this decade too.  Dye my hair a funky shade of something purple.  Get out of a style rut.  Buy more shoes.  Have more fun, dance more, love more, laugh more. Who knows what it will all bring, but this I know for sure....

24 hours in my 30's...looking good so far :)