Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wilder is 2!

My big 2 year-old!
As of today, we are no longer in the "2 under 2" club! I can't believe it. My precious first born baby boy is two years old today. It feels like yesterday that we were bringing him home, but I can't imagine life without Wilder Dean in our lives. He brings so much laughter and joy to our house. These days he's full of exploration and careful observation of his surroundings. He talks all day and we are amazed at the things he says. I'm so looking forward to watching him grow and mature even more, but I wish I could freeze time sometimes!

Many times a day, Wilder looks at Felicity and says "Baby sister. So tiny. So little. Diaper?" And gently touches her head. That's about the extent of his interest, for now. It will be interesting to see how he does when she can play with toys, because right now they're all Wilder's hand me downs and he suddenly is interested in his baby toys again.

Wilder has a lot of love these days. One day earlier this month, he announced "I love pumpkins!" "I love rocks!" and when he went to bed that evening I showed him his frog, Elmo and puppy. He gathered them in his arms and said "I love all you people!"

Two nights ago, Zach, Felicity, Wilder and I were sitting with him reading books before bed. He grabbed all his favorites and said "I love books." So we read Green Eggs and Ham... for the 5th time a row.

Dean told a story the other day at the dinner table. When he was done, Wilder said with perfect timing "Hmm. Interesting."

Pouches are his favorite food, forever and ever amen. Also cheerios. Pretty much, he's a toddler. He does love his fruit (strawberries, blackberries, apples, pears) and will usually try a lot of things if we put balsamic vinegar on it or let him dip it in balsamic and olive oil. He alternates between picking at the meal and eating pouches galore... and chowing down on everything on his plate.

He sleeps from around 8 to 7:30 each night, but he's been getting up at least once a night for a diaper change and to be rocked. He naps 2-3 hours in the afternoon.

He weighs 24 pounds and he's 32 inches tall. He's a little guy for his age, but that's ok! Still wearing 12 month old pants, but he can wear 24 month old tops and his pajamas are 2T.

Here are some photos at the park and house I grew up in down in San Antonio. I spent many hours playing there as a kid -- it's gotten majorly upgraded. :-)

My usual view

spotting airplanes and helicopters

lots of airplanes and helicopters to be seen in San Antonio

he sees a big truck down the street

helicopter sighting

Where did the truck go?

1 comment:

  1. So cute. He always looks so determined. You have an adorably intense little guy.