But first a few "aw-how-sweet-let's-look-back-at-Jake's-last-two-years" pics...
I call these the "theatrical two's" because I really don't see them as "terrible." Or "terrific." They are simply "theatrical." Everyday is something new. One wrong turn (or wrong colored yogurt) can completely ruin his morning. A small toy (or dry erase marker) can elicit the biggest grin and become the best.toy.ever. You just never know.
But Jake, overall, is a very sweet, friendly boy. He greets everyone, loves to play with his sister, and gives the best squeeze-hugs and kisses.
A few of Jake's favorites:
Food- chicken nuggets; apple juice; spaghetti; chicken pie; peas; corn; green beans; nutri grain bars; cheetos; applesauce; yogurt; cheerios; Pop Tart crisps
TV Show- Blue's Clues (but he also likes D-D-D-D-Dora; Go Diego Go; The Backyardigans; Yo Gabba Gabba; and Fresh Beat Band)
Game- Hide and seek (in our bedroom closet)
Activities- Bubbles; catch; trampoline; drawing on Brooklyn's easal
Bedtime Books- Hush Little Ones; The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Knows- most colors; most shapes (even hexagon!); counting to 10; some of the ABC's; most of "Twinkle, Twinkle;" all the instruments in our band and who plays them :-)
And his stats from the doctor 2 year check up last Thursday:
Height- 36.25 inches (90%)
Weight- 34 pounds; 14 ounces (97%)
Oh, Jake-Jake, how I love you so much! Whether you are jumping around entertaining a crowd or just sitting sweetly and quietly in your car seat watching Blues Clues, my heart just bursts with so much joy and love for you. I am so proud of all the things you are learning each day and you amaze me with your conversational skills. Continue growing healthy and strong, and always keep that charming smile. You'll get whatever you want. :-)