Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daniel is 27 Months Old

In his 27th month, Daniel:
Became quite bossy.
Liked helping with his brother.
Told us when he was "stinky."
Weighed 30 lbs.
Wore a size 8 shoe.
Wore size 2T in clothes.
Still in size 4 diapers.
Liked water...  mostly just to play in.
Took lots of baths.
Did a lot of jumping.
Was very demanding and dramatic.
Could tell you how old he was.
Could tell you how old Samuel was.
No longer took naps.
Continued to sleep walk.
Timeouts stopped working.
Getting spankings did.
Would tell us what he did wrong.
If he knew he'd done something wrong,
he'd immediately say, "Corner."
Could remember everything.

Was often found:
  • on the counter tops
  • filling Daddy's radio with salt
  • emptying cereal and chips on the floor
  • making messes
  • standing naked
  • laughing out loud
  • tickling his brother
  • trying to avoid cleaning up
  • giving hugs and kisses
  • using good manners
  • begging to watch movies
Some of Daniel's Favorite Things:
Food(s):    watermelon, peaches, hot dogs
Toy(s):    cars, trains, bubbles
Show(s): The Backyardigans and VeggieTales
Movie(s):   The Backyardigans Mission to Mars, Ratatouille
Snack(s):    yogurt covered raisins, gummy snacks
Song(s):    Anything by Veggie Tales, Stand Up for Jesus
Color(s):   Yellow, Green, Blue, and Red (and he officially recognizes these)
Thing to Do: WATER, Jumping, Being Naked
People:   James, Gavin, Bekah, and Nita (these are the people he asked for)

Popular Phrases and Words of the Month:
  • Woo, it's hot in here!
  • Quiet, Samuel.  (when Samuel's crying)
  • What are you doing?  Working?  Shopping?
  • Where'd Daddy go?
  • Here it comes!  (when movies came on)
  • No, it's MINE!
  • 2, 4, 6!  (counted by twos!)
  • Lub you.  (said it to Grandpa first!, then Mimi)
  • I like it!  I lub it!
  • Kitchen? (if he couldn't find some one or thing)
  • Gross.  Yuck. 
  • Awesome.  Purrfect!  Amazing!  (when he's super excited)
  • Goodness gracious (yes, he really says this!)
  • Good job!  (when he knows you've done something good)
Other big things from Daniel's 27th month:
Riding his first pony with his brother

Destroying Mommy's hair

Playing with Mommy in the floor

Watching his very first drive-in movie, Cars 2

Climbing gates just to climb counter tops just to get naked and take a bath in the sink

Who doesn't bake in the nude?!

One very happy boy in the bathtub!

Watching fireworks with Pa in White House

His very first WASHABLE tattoo, James the Tank Engine

He can escape from anything!
Getting out of his car seat while driving home.

The best discounted buy ever!
Daddy brought home a train table from ESSEX!

Giving his best girl, Bekah, a hug after one of our first trips to Monkey Joe's.

It's fun seeing friends like Kam at church!

Learning how to play frisbee with Mrs. April at the Victory Youth Weekend.

Blowing bubbles with Mrs. April!

Meeting Landon for the first time!
Cannot wait to see him at church!

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