I know I've mentioned before that Daniel's speech is just exploding. Not only is he piecing together 2-5 word sentences (yes, 5 words! as in "Look at the cranes Mama" which we see on the way to daycare in the morning), but he also asking questions. In fact I finally got to say something I heard many times as a child and always wanted to say myself. Read on...
We were in the kitchen and I was pulling plates. Daniel says to me, "Go downstairs Mama." I asked him "Why?" and he answers with "Papa's tools downstairs Mama." Troy has a stash of kid friendly tools that Daniel plays with while he works with his tools. I turn around and say "We're not going downstairs to play tools right now, but maybe later." I turn back around and I hear Daniel innocently ask "Why not?" I was so surprised that I turned back around and said ever so sweetly "Because I said so!!"
Most mornings we have the funniest rides to daycare. Daniel babbles non-stop in the backseat. Our trips are basically all about spotting "yellow school buses", "motorcylces", "big trucks", "work trucks", and "jeeps", among various other toddler talks. Well this morning in the middle of counting three "yellow school buses" at a stoplight, I hear "Jeep, jeep, where are you?" in a sing songy voice and Daniel is holding his hands out in a where jesture. It was quite amusing!
He also let on that he knew his ABCs, something I have been trying to get him to sing since forever! A week or so ago I was singing them and I stopped at "l, m, n, o" and he yelled out "p", so I had an idea that it was sticking with him, but whenever I tried to get him to sing, he just sang something else. Well, this morning, I heard almost the entire alphabet coming out of his mouth and it was so sweet!
I've also heard him sing the clean up song, the dragon tales (one of my personal favorites) song and he sings the made up "School day" song I sing on the mornings he has school.
In other news Daniel is growing way too fast for me. I am more often than not finding myself packing away clothes that don't fit him anymore. Just this morning I dressed him in 2T pants (that don't fall off his waist anymore) and a 3T shirt!! A 3T shirt - I can't believe it. We put some summer clothes on him this weekend because we had gorgeous weather and the 24 month shirt was too short for him!! Part of me is thrilled that he is growing so tall and getting so big and the other part wants him to stay little!!
This is a picture of Daniel taken just this morning wearing his 3T shirt! (Ignore my mess in the background!)
Also the daycare asked me to bring in several photos of Daniel because he is the Twos Shooting Star for a few weeks. He even has his own bulletin board, which of course I had to take a photo of!!
Lastly, it was one year ago today that we met Daniel for the first time!!! I will never forget the moment he walked around the corner into the office holding the caregiver's hand, who I have no recollection of even looking at because I was so intent on my son!!