I can’t believe my baby boy is TWO!! Wow, the years fly by.
|My handsome little man|
Silas is our little sunshine. He is such a happy boy and loves to make people laugh by performing, imitating people, and being silly.
|My silly squwinchy picture face!|
Just tonight at dinner he did all three:
Dancing to Pandora music (complete with head-wagging, squwinched up eyes, and mouth wide open!)
Imitating Daddy after a big burp (lovely. Also, one of his favorite things to imitate)
Pulling his bib half way up over his face and pretending it was a “mask”
|Probably my most recent picture of him. He is going to be a dragon for Halloween.|
That’s our Silas!
I actually was a terrible mom on his birthday. We didn’t even do cake and candles! (I KNOW! TERRIBLE MOM!!!) His birthday was on a Friday and I was at the tail-end of two frantic weeks of work and volunteering. I was wiped out.
In a perfect world, I would have made him Shepherd’s Pie (one of his favorite meals) and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing. And we would have eaten dinner as a family and sang to him and taken pictures while he blew out his 2 candles.
But, instead, I was laid out on the couch in all my 7 month pregnancy glory, nursing aching hips and back, waiting for my husband to get home from an out-of-town golf tournament at 7:30pm. I ordered pizza and let the boys watch “The Swiss Family Robinson.” (odd…I feel a strange kinship with the mother in that movie). And the batteries in my camera died so no pictures….:(
Wait! I had ONE redeeming moment: I made Silas a puppy for his birthday and he LOVES it.
He named it “Puppy!” and it has become his new essential sleeping partner, along with his “Cat-Cat” and “Ki-Ki” (Blankie). So, win for mommy! (I think I am still -100 though).
So, who is Silas Edward Meng at 2 years old? Here are some of his favorite things:
Food: Scrambled eggs, sausage (or SAUSAGE!!! as he calls it) banana (which he call “la-lan-na”), fruit/veggie pouches, cheese sticks, Lucky Charms cereal (aka. he eats the marshmallows out of the 1/4 cup I give him), chocolate milk (he will specifically ask for chocolate (a tsp of Ovalteen), peanut butter and jelly, and POTATOES! He is a good eater (most days)
|I love chocolate…chocolate milk, chocolate chips, chocolate Popsicles…|
Shows: Signing Time and SuperWHY (which he calls “Boy-Boy.” Go figure). Also, when we watch Netflix on our Wii, he has to hold a Wii remote himself. Typical male–has to have his own remote.
Favorite toys: “Cat-Cat” (his stuffed kitty), and anything that looks like or can be made into a gun. The child can make his own guns out of lego blocks. Seriously. Make it stop!! 😮
Favorite books: The Foot Book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and In my Little Blue Bed. Silas loves to read!!
Special things about Silas: He is SUPER observant. He will run and tell us if anything is “off” in his world: the oven timer is beeping? Quick! The microwave display is flashing? OH NO! Fix it!! Daddy shaved his beard? He will mention it 7 times a day for 2 weeks.
|I LOVE to help mommy cook! I sit on the counter every day while she is making dinner. I am very good at letting her know that the timer is going off NOW.|
He also will bring me or Aaron our shoes when it is time to go (or he wants to go). He is great about finding a matching pair and will bring them to us wherever we are in the house.
He will also tell us right away if he made a “mess! mess!,” whether he spilled cereal or paper clips, or colored on his arms or the wall with marker. Thankfully, he is usually a good sport about cleaning up too (usually).
|See the “mess! mess!” I made with mommy’s mascara?|
Recent New Words: Saying “Wha-?” when we call him.
Saying “‘mere! ‘mere!” when he wants someone to come look at something (come here!)
Saying “Shiiiny” in a really funny (and slightly creepy) voice when he finds something sparky or shiny that he loves.
He is saying new things every week! This age is so much fun.
|I love playing outside!!|
Of course, with a 2 year old, there are the obvious not-so-fun things too. He throws a typical amount of fits for a toddler over the usual things:
My granola bar broke. Woe is me!
I asked for milk and you gave me milk. WAHHH!
I do not want to come. I will run away.
I want to eat all the things 10 minutes before dinner is ready–banana? cracker? chocolate? fruit snack? Please? no? Bahhhhhhh!
Mommy must hold me standing up. It is not the same when she sits. STAND UP, woman!
Brothers want to watch their movie and not Signing Time even though I have watched Signing Time all day long.
|Chocolate cupcake eating. Did I mention that I like chocolate?|
You know, the typical things. Thankfully, he has a sweet disposition and takes discipline to heart very quickly (a quick time-out in his bed and he is all “sowwy” and hugs) so that is really nice.
We all pretty much adore this little guy. He is loved 1000% every day by his mommy, daddy, and big brothers.
|I love Micah! He always makes me laugh!|