Seriously, if there was one word to describe my blog upkeep in February it would have to be SUCK. Between snow and sickness, we have been entirely too busy!
Dexter's birthday is coming up quickly...to quickly for me. I have no clue what happened to that tiny little baby who relied on me for everything. Now he gets along just fine, often times pushing my helping hands away. yikes. Um, hello, you're not quite 2 yet. I think I can help a little right?
So yes indeed we are planning away for his second birthday party, that may not go off without tears (from me, not him), but what can you do? It goes by too quickly, but at the same time each stage we encounter is so much fun! He changes so much every day.
Dexter has known all of his letters and numbers for months. No, no joke. We play with letters in the tubby and with his letter mat constantly. You can ask him to point out any letter/number and he's dead on. Now he stunned us by being able to identify them verbally as well. We'll be in the store and he'll point to and say E if he sees the letter. The little stinker will point to an M in a magazine "Em!" and then turn the magazine upside down, point to it and say "ow oo!" It kills me!
We've begun to see some hints of "2" as he's becoming more independent and some of his mother's stuborness is creeping in. All in all, it hasn't been too bad yet. He still maintains that certain amount of guilt when he knows he's done wrong. Then the head goes down, the lip pops out, the tears start to flow, and he just wants a hug to make it all better. I would definitely be okay with the guilt factor staying.
As crazy as it is that March is here, it also means we are thismuchcloser to summer break. I honestly can't wait. I love spending days with the little guy and having that extended time is just more than I can ask for. This will be our 3rd summer home together, and despite the warnings from friends, no, I do not get sick of being home with my son. Not at all. Maybe it's because I know that I only really get that short amount of time, but I love being home with him every day. We play and go outside, it's so much fun! My small amount of jealousy over those that are home with their kids all the time melts away during that time, because it's like, hey ME TOO! The mommy guilt feeling goes into hibernation...okay I need to stop thinking about it because of course the M.G. is here right now, and we certainly don't need to build that up anymore!
Anyway that's been us recently. We've been chilling as a family, praying for warmer weather, and holding on til summer.