On a typical day, we come into your room in the morning and see you running from side to side in your crib. You just can't wait to go downstairs and see if there are still sugar cookies on the dining room table. (Long story short: mama had 100 cookies made that just did NOT turn out the way she hoped, so they're slowly getting eaten and they're your favourite.)
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays are school days! You're proving to be very independent, making sure I know that it's YOU who hangs up your coat, not me. You really wish you could put your boots on all by yourself... Some day!
Your signature move is lifting your shirt up, so we can see your belly, and screaming with excitement. Maybe 10% of the mornings when I get you from your crib, you're topless. You really like to be naked apparently.
You can say: mama, daddy, Jilly (just sounds like Jee!), Weezy (sounds like Zee-Zee), Nana, Bump-a (short for Grandpa, obviously), cheese, house, nose, eyes, up, down, hi, bye, oh-no!, uh-oh!, juice, bobba (short for bottle), please, snooze, boots, jeans, show, poop, baby, and your personal favourite: no.
You're such a great big brother; so gentle with Jillian and careful when you're playing next to her. She has yet to take one of your golf clubs to the head, and we are thankful. You give her the sweetest little kisses on her face. I hope you love her forever.
In the car you like to pretend you know how to sing. "Blah blah gee gah blu ba deek balook took mi du pleek," and so on and so forth. You mimic your mama's hand-dancing, and you have taken a liking to One Direction, which bodes well for us.
Current eating status: pretty much only drinking milk, eating some goldfish every once in awhile, the rejected sugar cookies, chickpeas, one bite from each banana, any smartfood.
Favourite things: watching mom edit photos of you and Jillian. You point to each one and say "Jee!" if it's Jilly, or point to your belly and laugh if it's you. You love the funny selfie filters on snapchat, too. Most of the time we just take videos and send them to dad, but sometimes you accidentally save it to the camera roll, to be found and laughed at later. But your most favourite? When dad makes a fire. You are the best little helper and we pull your couch in front of it so that you can watch it close-up.
You're almost two and it's time to start planning a birthday party that will properly celebrate the amazing little person you've grown up to be. We love you, snoozer.