On August 13 Geeby (as he has affectionately become known in this house) turned two years old. You know how you usually say that it seems like you can't even remember a time without them . . well that is kind of true, but with him it seriously feels like he was a baby in my belly - yesterday! Time has gone by so fast with him and I can not believe he is already two years old. The doctor said he is 29 lbs (50%) and 36 inches (95%) - not that that means much for the future but he is a healthy, growing little boy and for that we are thankful. We had a family party for him on his actual birthday which almost never seems to work out.
He wasn't very sure what I was doing putting fire on his puppy cake.
But he figured it out and all the cousins actually let him blow out his own candles - such restraint :)
The puppy cake
Opening some presents with some help from brothers and cousins.
Each of the boys is their own little personality and I love seeing how each of them develop each year. Grayson is all about loving, cuddling, being playful, and trying to keep in step with his brothers. He can also be equally feisty, mischievous, and . . . . 'opinionated'. :) His sweet smile and expressions are pure joy to me.
He is saying lots of words. His first four word sentence was "I don't want to" - each word clear as a bell - not so precious. He also says 'No' in an almost Russian accent which makes me laugh when I should probably be disciplining! Even other people can understand most of what he says these days. In CA he finally starting saying "Parker" instead of calling him a version of "davis" and it is one of the cutest words he says. He calls for him all the time. He really loves both of his brothers a ton. Favorite things are still stuffed animals - preferably this huge dog, a cat that is actually Parker's from Legoland, a stuffed sheep that he calls Baaaa and some new motorized, yippy puppy things that he got in CA and for his bday. He also loves to read. He likes to be read to but also likes to look at his favorite books on his own. He usually chooses to play whatever the boys are playing but if he were choosing, I think he would want to play some time of ball game. He loves to play catch or kick a ball back and forth. He loves frozen yogurt and recognizes the Kokomo sign when we drive past (probably also a commentary to how often we frequent it:)
He asks to pray all the time and has always reached for my hand - even when he was pretty little - to 'ask' to pray with me before bed. This put it on my heart that God would grow in Grayson a dedication to Him through prayer that would shape and dominate his life - that he would be known as a prayerful man like Daniel. We love this little boy so much and will need a ton of prayer to parent him in this next year of life!!