The pool was fun, of course who wouldn't love a pool that was 92 degrees? I'm thinking swimming lessons at the Y might be a good idea.
I rarely get a good shot of him, he tends to turn away from the camera now days, but this time I think it worked to my advantage. I love this picture.
Reading is one of his favorite things to do. He tends to pick the same ones and read them to death though. We have a book case with about 75 books and we read the same 10 over and over again. In this picture he is reading with his cousin Taylor.
This picture cracks me up, because he is wearing his dad's shoes, on the wrong feet, eating ice cream in his pj's. That ice cream I swear was spiked with something, cause he did not sleep well that night, up laughing and playing in bed with Grandma until the wee hours of the morning. Finally Mom and Dad had to step in and MAKE him go to sleep, he put up the biggest fight I've ever seen, demanding various things to distract us. Finally around 2 am he fell asleep. That was our last night in Cabo.
He became fast friends with his cousin Taylor, who conveniently lives just down the road from us. I see many play dates in our future. Although he did start to hit and push her a bit, so he will have to outgrow that or she wont want to come around him.
He loves his little sister Bella. He likes to try to pick her up and lay on top of her. Most the time she is a good sport about it, so long as she doesn't get hurt.
Here is Tony "going to the side". His Aunties taught him this, all you have to do is say, "Tony, go to the side" and he starts walking sideways. It always makes us laugh.
Again, refusing to look at the camera. He does it on purpose too, he's a very smart boy and he likes to play games.
Eating breakfast in the window in his favorite pj's.
Other things about Tony that I don't want to forget.
He talks in almost complete sentences now, minus the occasional pronoun, or adverb.
He refers to himself in the third person, which is so funny. Today he told me "Tony drive" when we were getting in the car. While we were in Mexico we didn't have a car seat for him, so now that we are back, he puts up a fight every time we go somewhere.
I do believe he now understands everything, well 90% of what I tell him. Yesterday we were at the store and I said we were going home to eat lunch and then take a nap. So I asked him what he wanted for lunch. I mentioned about 10 different things, pizza, grilled cheese, nutella, yogurt, peanuts etc. everything was answered with an affirmative "NO!" so then I started offering him things I knew he couldn't say no to; chocolate cake, ice cream and still "NO!" So then I said, "okay then, I guess we wont eat lunch and just go to bed for a nap" he replied with "cereal." Now that's what I call a smart boy. I think he honestly thought if he skipped the lunch we'd never get to the nap, since I said, lunch and then nap.
He finally eats better, to say good would be a stretch, but there are a few more things he will eat now, like peanut butter, scrambled eggs, and grilled cheese. The sweet tooth is still strong as ever, and chocolate cake is at the top of his list. He was just shy of 24 pounds at his 2 yr check up, putting him in the 8th %.
He likes to tell us what to do. Mama sit. Dada wake up. Mama come here. Mama don't do that. Bella No. Brewster No.
He also likes to tell us what he wants to do: See KK (aka his cousin Kristen), ride penny horse, go grandma. And he is persistent too. I think he got his stubbornness from his dad. Mama watch Barny on Farm.
Speaking of Barny, here is Tony watching it in the El Paso airport which we were stuck in for several hours.And yes that would be Todd and Tony playing on the airport floor! Yes, we were that sleep deprived and frustrated to even care that it was an airport floor.
And last but not least, his famous words are "Too tight" and that is his response to ANYTHING he doesn't want to do, eat, or wear.