Thursday, February 7, 2013

Year Two in Review

  • He is 38 inches tall & 35 lbs
  • He wears size 3-t
  • Size 8 toddler shoe
  • He has 30 teeth
  • He can stack 5-6 cans and 8-12 blocks
  • He can jump straight off the floor and over long distances
  • He can do a somersault
  • He has imaginative play with characters
  • Edwin knows 250+ words
  • He knows every family member name
  • He can name all his body parts (main ones)
  • He can put on boots
  • He can sing versions of "Happy Birthday, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Clean Up Clean Up, Rain Rain Go Away, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Bob the Builder theme,etc"
  • He climbs up and down stairs virtually no help
  • He has a sense of teasing play (calling a red car, a yellow car)
  • Recognizes incorrect names for objects (a car is not a bus)
  • Knows red, orange, yellow, green,blue, purple, pink
  • Counts 1,2,3,4,8
  • Still breastfeeds
  • Emerging toilet training skill
  • Uses simple tools to get what he wants (i.e. moves boxes to climb onto high places)
  • Follows simple instruction
  • Puts on shirt/pants/socks with help
  • Removes clothing without help
  • Sorts by shape, size, color, pattern
  • Brushes teeth,washes hands
 He is a unique and wonderful little boy:


 We love you and we are so proud of our crazy, amazing boy

Friday, February 1, 2013

Terrifically Two!: Monster Truck Birthday

As you may have guessed from the title, for Edwin's 2nd birthday he asked for "MONSTER TRUCKS!" (the words are never said without an air of drama) Without bowing to the easiness of grabbing a lot of pre-made black,red, and flames decorations, we had a lovely little party perfect for his attention span.
 Cake I refurbished from a camo bakery cake using ice cream toppings and gold sprinkles
Cupcakes by Madison

 "Track dirt" chocolate pudding, crumbled oreos, and marshmallow "boulders"
 Leftover oreos

 The Bathroom. Clever,eh?
 Dollar store treasure "Happy Birttday!"
 It was a very enjoyable party, Edwin got a brand new kitchen, blocks, and a great warm "Happy Birthday" from his whole family. He even sang the song to himself and blew out his candle like a pro.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wright Patterson National Air Force Museum

Despite the frigid weather, we take an outing to the Air Force Museum at the invitation of Aunt Erin and Uncle Rusty. Edwin is very excited the whole time, though he's not allowed to run around too terribly much.

 There were lots of amazing and....'subtle' designs like this one.
 This giant plane took up nearly the entire hangar
 Pre-WWII  Army Planes
 Look Mommy! It's red!
 There were two cockpits to sit in and take photos, or takeoff, in Edwin's case.
 His favorite plane, he kept saying "Rawr!"
 He loved the rockets the best.
 He wanted to 'liberate' the models, there were hundreds!

 Space capsule

 It's da' bomb!(literally,an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile I think)

It was a super fun and very tiring afternoon, we shall have to go again to see even more wonderful history.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter Wonderland

 Christmas in the new house goes pretty wonderfully. We have our own real tree and I've decorated like a crazy person. Edwin is, as always, spoiled mercilessly by his doting family.

New suspenders from PaPa George for his holiday photos
 Christmas morning madness, he gets more toys than should be reasonable for his age.

 Brand new train table from Grandpa Wayne

  Quality winter snow play time. Life's too short to not play in the snow.

Friday, November 30, 2012

This Is Halloween, This is Halloween...and Thanksgiving

The leaves begin to fall pretty quickly and early in Ohio, and Aunt Erin's new house has the most perfect grass for sweeping them into piles and great, almost pillowy leaves that hardly stab or poke when you dive in. Edwin and the new puppy "Dom" (Dominic) are great helpers....sort of.

We take a few trips to the Pumpkin Patch. Edwin likes it more this year because he can interact and walk around. There are so many new displays and evena giant field machine (unsure of what it is called) they can climb onto and take photos of. He never wants to get down, we have to have a taller man take him off of it. Crunch time for picking out/making a costume near the end of the month.

 It's tough picking among a dinosaur, construction worker, a shark, and many other very "boy" themed costumes. I decide on making him a Dr.Horrible from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. Not totally accurate, but we make due based on his small size and available materials. He doesn't seem to mind.

 (pay no attention to exorcist mommy eyes)

He makes out like a thief in candy, and even learns to say "Mwahaha!" and evilly rub his gloved hands together dramatically, increasing candy takings. He still does so anytime he has gloves on.

Thanksgiving is fun, we have dinner at the cousins houses two different days. We make all sorts of crafts, including his lovely turkey hat. As relaxing as it is, we still have to begin the holiday season decorating.