This is a LONG overdue post! Yesterday I sat up and realized that I
He's 2 and a half now. That went so fast! He is seriously the sweetest child. He's laid back, until he isn't! Then everyone knows he isn't happy, including the neighbors, I think! See too many ! already. He is cuddly, loves everyone, checks in with me while he's playing - just for a hug. He wants to sit on my lap and read, sit on my lap and watch a video, sit on my lap and drink his milk, sit on my lap and snuggle in while he wakes up. I can't get enough of him!
He's starting to talk too. But he rarely uses the first sound of a word. He calls himself Uce. Of course it's entirely dependent on context. Uce also means juice. He says uuk too. That one really has many meanings! Look, book, cook, you get the idea. My favorite words he uses though, are the ones that make his daddy stop worrying about him when he puts on a tutu to show off for company (like his sister). Ools - tools, Mer - hammer, at - hat, ball, Lllela - Stella, Ops - PoPs. They are the cutest!
He makes me laugh all day. If I pick him up and say "are you my baby?" He'll say no, if I ask if he's my big boy he says "No, Uce!" He's Bruce. Love that kid. He's a helper too. He's not particularly obedient if given a command, we're working on that, but if I "ask him to help" he's all in. And if I've asked him to do something he's fiercely possessive of the task. If Stella tries to do something he's supposed to do he lets out a blood curdling shriek. There is no other word for it. It usually gets my attention pretty quickly!
That's not the only time we hear The Shriek though. Oh, no. He also uses it if she's trying to take a toy, or if she already has one that's a special toy (the toy du jour). He's still carrying and chewing his puppy. PoPs calls it a bacteria bomb. He's got at least two names for that puppy too. Ruff when he's pretty calm, and Baby when he's worked up. Sweetness personified. He likes to walk around with it ear in mouth, the rest draped over his face and head, so he can barely see. He thinks it's funny, which it is.