Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Landon is 2!

We officially have a 2-year old in our house! Hard to believe Landon is already 2, but on the other hand, I can hardly remember what life was like without him.

We celebrated with a little party at home with just the 4 of us. I blew the candles out on Landon's birthday cupcake 4 times trying to teach him how to do it. He didn't catch on, but he liked watching me do it. (And the day after his birthday he's still talking about his birthday cupcake....that's my boy!) We spent some time opening a few little gifts that we had gotten him plus the handful of cards that were sent. Great-grandma Willis had stopped by the day before and gave him a gift (which is where he got his birthday outfit that he's wearing). And Poppy (Grandpa Willis) stopped by in the evening to share a gift with Landon also.

Here's what Landon is like at 2:

*Sleeps like a champ. Goes to bed at around 8:30 and will often sleep in until as late as 9. Very rarely does he wake before 8. And he still takes a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon.
*He also still sleeps with a pacifier. We only allow him to have it at sleeping times.
*He's still in a crib.
*We've attempted to try to use a potty a few times. Totally not ready yet. Showing no signs of being ready. We won't think about it again until the summer probably.
*He's quite verbal for his age. He talks in broken sentences and babbles a lot as though he has something incredibly important to tell you.
*He's happy most of the time.
*He does throw fits though, but so far, they've been pretty easy to weather through.
*He loves going for car rides.
*He likes going to church. (Yes, I know he only plays in the nursery at this point, but still, he likes going to church).
*He's never dealt with any separation anxiety from Adam and I. He barely pays attention to us leaving him.
*He's good at handing out hugs when he's asked to.
*It's incredibly difficult to take a picture of him. He's always on the move!
*He loves anything with wheels.
*And most importantly, he's a very loved little boy and he knows it!


Everwys said...

no worries on adding me to the list! cute photos - I like the birthday boy shirt :)

Adam's mom said...

Thanks for sharing Landon's birthday with me. Now, I don't feel like I totally missed out. Can't wait to hug that little guy and his brother. They change so quickly at their ages. You and Adam pretty much stay the same but I like to hug you both too!

Andrea Megan said...

cute cupcake, did you make it?

Aunt Doreen said...

What an adorable thing to do on a young child's birthday. I LOVE that you took the time to describe Landon at 2. So 3D of you to not only show us his birthday but to see Landon as the little person he is. I can see a big boy face growing in his pictures! You guys are wonderful parents and the cheerful, loving personalities of your boys back that up with fact.

M&L Verwys said...

What a great bday! Cupcakes. I love 'em.

Table for Four said...

Nora wanted to make sure to tell Landon "happy birthday".

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Landon! Enjoy being 2 (I particularly like your Red tractor in your age-o-meter). - Your crazy Uncle Dan