Thursday, December 2, 2010

Two Years in Review


 Brand New:

 Six Months:
 

One Year:

 Eighteen Months:

 Two Years:

 Two-year stats:
Weight: 26 lbs. (25th percentile)
Height: 34 in. (40th percentile)
Head circumference: 19.5 in. (73rd percentile)
*Random fact: the last time Reed was in a higher percentile for height than for weight was when he was two months old, when he was "failing to thrive." Mr. Chub is not so chub anymore, turns out.

At two years...

Reed can speak in pretty well-formed sentences, with only a few extra words or missing words. Yesterday, he said, "Mama get it money, put it on it blankie"--all as one continuous thought. 

Reed can get his shoes off and (mostly) undress himself. Luckily, he only does this when we tell him to. He is fascinated by zippers.

Reed can count 1,2,3 and 8,9,10. I'm not sure why he skips 4,5,6,7. He can say his ABCs up to G and recognizes E,M,L,S,R,H, and sometimes a few others.

Reed has fourteen teeth and is working on his top two-year molars.

Reed loves all the bedtime-related activities (except for going to bed itself). We start with a bath. His favorite bath toy is an empty container that once held bubble bath, go figure. He loves to fill it and a few other containers up, then dump them out on his other toys to "wash" them. Next we do lotion, which he has to help rub in, of course. His favorite jammies are the jammies with Thomas the Train on them. After we are all ready, he runs out to Daddy and says, "Ready, Daddy!" Then we have scriptures. His favorite scripture stories are Goliath, Nephi (he always raises his hand when he says Nephi...who knows why), and Alma. Then we pray. Then he shuts his door, stands by it, and tackles Daddy, who throws him into bed. Then he holds his arm out and says, "Baby Asher by you." He holds Asher while we sing. His favorites are Child of God (sounds like "Tiny God" when he says it), Bird (Heavenly Father Loves Me), Boat (Row, Row, Row Your Boat), and Turtle (Miss Susie Had a Turtle). Then it is time for bed.

My favorite words that he says are turtle, earlier, and oh toodles. Why? Because it's like he gets set on auto-play or something. He says, "Tur-de-er-de-er-de-ull" and "Ear-de-er-de-er-de-er" and "Oh to-we-ooh-we-ooh-we-ooh!" It's really cute to hear him say.

He has a ton of words he uses consistently--a few hundred, I think. He is also starting to speak more clearly. For example, Grandma and Grandpa were "Ba-ma" and "Ba-pa" and are now "Gramma" and "Grampa." Asher was "A-de" and is now "A-jer" or A-cher." For whatever reason, though he can say "garbage" and "can" clearly, he still calls the garbage can the "gan-ya."

Reed loves being outside. He likes to take walks by the ri-ber (river) and to "ride" his bike or take a ride in his wagon. He loves to walk to the mailbox to get the mail. He loves the park. He loves the snow.

Reed is so pumped on Christmas lights. Every time we drive by a house or stores with lights up, he yells, "Mommy! Daddy! Lights!" And as soon as we pass the house, he wants more.

Ever since we drove through a few tunnels on the way to Zuma Beach in September, Reed has been obsessed with tunnels. We say, "Wait for it...wait for it..." then "Tunnel!" when we get to the actual tunnel. We are always on the lookout for tunnels to go through.

Reed has been playing pretend a lot more lately. Just the other day, he took pretend Easter eggs out of a book for us and we alternated between eating them and throwing them.

Yesterday, Reed has his first successful attempt at putting Asher's plug in Asher's mouth and getting it to stay there.

Lately, Reed loves wearing our shoes and walking around the house again. Consequentially, I often can't find my shoes.

Reed loves to say "1,2,3" or "ready catch!" and then throw things.

Reed loves to show off for me lately. He says, "Hey mom, watch this!" and then does some random little thing. He also likes to ask me, "Hey mom, what doin'?" all day long.
Reed is very loving and sweet. He gives Baby Asher loves constantly and will usually give us hugs and kisses.

He is also a tease, though. Sometimes he refuses to give hugs or kisses, then cracks up. If we ask again, he will pretend he is going to give us a hug or kiss then run away laughing.

Reed is pretty shy, but warms up to others without too much trouble. Now that he knows his nursery leaders, he loves going to nursery--he doesn't even give Daddy a backward glance anymore.

We love our sweet Reed!

3 comments:

The Anderson's said...

Wow Reed is really growing! Oscar is ten pounds bigger but only three inches taller.. where is he putting all that weight. Sounds like all is going well! And Asher is a handsome boy!

Nick, Lynnie, & Cole said...

Love him!! It was so fun to read that meg, thanks for sharing

Mandi said...

Oh. It's amazing to think about all the things that he can do! Luv that cute little man. :)