And this adorable little munchkin?
And this bubbling boy?
We've gone from crawling
To walking with assistance
And walking (or falling) with none!
We've visited strange and exotic locations
12 months at Notre Dame
And had quite a bit of fun with Dad!
We've mastered the mischievous look
As well as the angelic
17 months, after his first haircut
We've gone from a family of 3 to a family of 4
We've learned that few things are more fun than younger siblings
And that sometimes you need to get rid of your sister before you can get a good picture...
I can't believe what a big boy we have! He's speaking in complete, fairly complex sentences ("Baby Cee-yah sittin' on-a bed. John Paw and Mom-a sittin' in-a chair."), "singing" tons of songs, including his ABCs, counting on his own up to 60, counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s, keeping a great steady beat, and eating everything he can get his hands on.
I find myself getting sad as we pass each distinct stage, but at least we have another baby to remind us of all those milestones as she grows! I'm so proud of what a great big brother John Paul is, and happy that we're doing an okay job of playing this parenting game.
Tomorrow is going be an exciting day - he'll get to see most of his favorite people at his birthday party (well, favorite family members), and I think I'll have a good picture post of his birthday activities. I can't believe he's 2!