Tuesday, January 18, 2011

22 months old...time to start planning a birthday party!


Here is a picture of my little sweetheart. I took it this morning as we were playing in the snow. He was not interested in playing in the snow, but was happy to swing while watching Daddy shovel snow.
These are a few of the things I want to remember about James at this age:
* He is super smart! In fact, he knows about 80% of his letters by sight. He is learning new words and concepts everyday and I love every minute of it!
* Videos continue to be a huge source of entertainment for James. I think he likes to have his brain busy all the time and watching TV is a way to do this. We try to limit his TV time but he REALLY loves to watch Elmo, Barney, and train movies.
* Speaking of trains, they are still the highlight of his life! He got 3 sets of trains plus a train table for Christmas. He plays with all of them every single day for at least 30-45 minutes.
* He has a train book that says "trains trains trains, I love trains" and he repeats that phrase multiple times a day. It's cute because it is SO him.
* Size-wise he is now wearing size 5 diapers and most of his clothes are now 24 months.
* Thanks to Rod, Chipotle is one of his favorite places in the world. He likes to eat their beans, rice, cheese, chips, and guacamole. He can even say "guacamole" and "Chipotle"!
* I think we have a little night owl on our hands. He keeps getting on this schedule of going to bed at 10:30 and sleeping until 8:30 in the morning. I keep trying to get him to bed earlier but he seems to like this late schedule.
* His second Christmas went slightly better than his first. He was more engaged and actually played with his toys but he didn't really like opening the presents.
* He despises messes of any kind. If he is tired or cranky he will easily cry at the sight of a mess. He is now to the point where he will pick little pieces of fuzz or dirt up off the floor and throw them in the trash. It's funny because Rod and I don't make a big deal out of messes but he acts like the world is ending if he spills something. LOL!
We love our little man so much!!!!

3 comments:

jinxi~ aka angi said...

So exciting planning birthday parties.. do you have a theme?

Take care of the lil sweetie!

mlesmiles said...

I'm quite impressed with his ability to say guacamole and Chipotle. There are many adults I know that still can't pronounce those correctly.

Does he still like being outside all the time?

Brooke said...

@Angi, the theme is TRAINS!!! We are doing a small party on the caboose of a real train as it drives through the country...can't wait!

@Emily, he still likes being outside but doesn't care for the snow. So, right now he's out of luck!