I figure since Chris is now officially 2, it's probably time to post some more milestones so we can remember (my version of a baby book?).
When asked how old he is, Chris has been saying "2" for a while (as have we). So when we told him it was his birthday yesterday, he started answering "how old are you?" with "3" - logical, I guess. But not right.
Anyway, Chris' language is getting better. He can express just about anything he wants to (although not perfectly clearly, it's understandable if you try hard enough). He's speaking in very simple sentences (Chris want go downstairs now, Chris want more chick pea, Chris want Mama put Alexiky in chair and hold me ... PLEASE, notice the "Chris want" theme...). He knows the abc's and can count to about 20. Colors are still tricky - he knows which words are "colors" but doesn't seem to know which is which. He has started singing along to songs he knows (current favorites: Happy Birthday and Blowin in the Wind). He will answer "Who will be the next President" correctly :), and can also name his VP, identify "Obama" in writing and by his picture (from the magnet on the fridge).
He managed to put his train tracks together this morning, and is doing better with stuff like that. He still cracks us up. Tonight we asked him if he wanted sushi or Chinese food for dinner. He said "chris go downstairs, get sushi" and came back with his wooden sushi from his play kitchen on a tray. Of course when the real stuff arrived he didn't eat it. He generally eats most anything, though. Except the nuts, eggs, etc from allergies.
Doesn't have many fears, but is terrified of his Halloween costume (a pony - he loves to hug it and carry it around, but thinks we're crazy for suggesting he wear it) - should be fun tomorrow night.
Chris is still very good with baby brother. In fact, he gave Alex a piece of sushi tonight (the fake stuff). And when John laid Alex down in the tub to rinse him off tonight, Chris repositioned himself so Alex's head could rest on his leg. Very sweet.
His twin bed arrived today, and we're attempting to get him to sleep in it. He loves the idea of sleeping in the bed, but is a bit overwhelmed by it. The current plan is to give up at 9. It's 8:49 an he's still babbling away in bed, with Dad right next to him (according to the text messages).
In a nutshell, Chris will try anything, and pick himself up and try and try again until he gets bored. He's non-stop motion, energy and excitement. He loves music, animals (especially turtles) and playgrounds. He has a great sense of humor. He has us wrapped around his little finger, and I'm pretty sure he's manipulating both of us already... We're in for it.
Merry Christmas Everyone
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