A Letter to my Two Year Old.
You are two years old.
August 12th, 2009 feels like yesterday, but also, like a lifetime ago. Since you arrived, so much has changed in such a wonderful way. I can hardly remember the young woman I was before I was your mother. I like me so much better now....and it's all because of you, and all the happiness you have brought into my life.
I have so much to say, and no idea of where to begin...so I thought I'd just start by sharing a few of the amazing aspects of you, at two:
Your signature phrases:
--"mmmmhmmm, awright." (yes, that's right)
--"oh boy oh boy oh boy!" or "oooooh, WOW!" (when you are excited)
--"bubbles, please?" "more, please?" "milk, please?"(what sweet manners you have.)
--"keycue!" "welcome!" (you always say thank you, and have recently started saying you're welcome.)
--"you okay, mama?" (you are very concerned...if I sit in the floor, or if I trip, or anytime anything is a little out of sorts. sweet boy.)
--"help-y!" (help me!)
--"a kiss?" (you love hugs and kisses from mama.)
--"Dada turn!" (It's Dada's turn.)
--"I gotchu Mama." (When I hold him. This is one of my very favorites.)
--"offway..." (this way...)
--"right dare, behind you!" (when you are trying to show me something)
--"nite-nite! Love-ooooooo." (at bedtime)
--"hold us." "jump-up!" (when he wants us to carry him)
--"good job, Mama!" "good job, Dada!" "good job, Baby!' (he always offers praise when any of us do a good job at something.)
--"oh! cute!" (when something is cute)
Favorite Movies & TV shows:
+Alvin & the Chipmunks the Squeakwel
+Stuart Little 2 (which he calls "mouse")
+Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ("chee chee bang bang")
+The Jungle Book
+Follow that Bird ("bee bird")
+Max & Ruby ("MAX. roooooby")
+Dino Dan ("DeeDan")
+Yo Gabba Gabba ("babba")
+Peppa Pig ("pepppppppa pig! snort snort")
+Team Umizoomi ("ooey-zooey")
+Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ("meeee-mouse")
Your favorite songs to sing:
+All aboard the Choo-Choo Train!
+Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
+Itsy Bitsy Spider
+Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes
+The Wheels on the Bus
+Rain Rain Go Away
+Adele's Rolling in the Deep
+anything by Bruno Mars
+You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
+Hey Soul Sister by Train
+A Cuddle for Little Duck
+I am a Bunny
+Curious George at the Zoo
+Any book about Clifford
You can count to 10. You can count backwards from 5. You can count to 6 in Spanish. You can spell your name. You can sing your ABC's. You can say "Je m'appelle Hudson." ("My name is Hudson" in French.)
You love to play "trains" & "tracks" and "cool cars". You love animals, and can identify most any of them and make their sound. You play a lot with your "barn" and "rocket", which is actually the barn's silo. You love taking a bath with "bubbles" and "toys". You have asked to sit on the "potty" many times, but have yet to actually use it. You snuggle a lot with your "bay-ah's" (bears) and "onk-eee's" (monkeys). You sleep with your "Blumpy" (blanket) and a couple of trains every night. You love to look through books, and you like for us to read to you. You like yelling for our dogs at the door..."Lulu! Kota!" You enjoy puzzles and playing outside. You love playing ball, and doing guy stuff with Daddy. You love talking about all of your family members and their pets.
To sum it up: you are nothing short of amazing. You surprise us each day. You are beautiful and kind and smart and loving and you are a joy of a little boy.
Thank you for the best twenty-four months of our life, so far. Your dad and I love you so very much...in fact, our days are filled with more love than we know what to do with....and that is a wonderful feeling.
Hugs & Kisses,