So here it is, an ode to this precious stage:
The best words to describe you right now are tiny and tough. From the beginning you have been a little guy, consistently growing, but always rounding out the bottom of the growth curve. You have never let that stop you though. You are absolutely determined that whatever your brother does you can do too. From climbing to high heights to playing with every
toy item you can get your hands on, you are determined to be right by his side, if you can’t manage to be ahead. Although your brother considerably outweighs you, if you want to, you can take him down at a moment’s notice. And, boy do you know what you want. You are an opinionated little guy who knows exactly what he wants and when he wants it.
Your favorite phrases right now are “I want it”, “I don’t want it”, and “up high” (where despite your small stature, you think you should be able to reach at all times).
You adore Elmo and on multiple occasions have brought me the iPad or pointed to the tv, demanding to “watch.”
You are also a fan of Curious George and Daddy and I often liken you to him. From climbing to high heights, to getting into everything you can get your hands on you are very much a little monkey. You get into mischief in ways your brother never did. Most recently you enjoy pulling toilet paper off the roll and getting as much in the toilet as you can manage before Daddy and I catch you. We’re hoping that this fascination ends soon!
Your favorite songs are a Happy Birthday and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, which you often request by raising your hands in the air like stars and emphatically stating “twintle”.
Despite your tough nature you are quite the cuddle bug and mama’s boy and give the biggest hugs imaginable from such a little guy.
I love you to the moon and back,
*Please excuse the poor photo quality. Our nice camera had a sad death back at Christmas time and we haven’t managed to replace it yet.