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.