Friday, July 27, 2012

2 1/3 years old

Asher proudly showing his "two balls"

This is a day overdue- after the evening I had with the boys yesterday, I had no energy left to do anything other than eat ice cream and watch Girls with my sister.  If I were drinking, I would have had some wine, too!

I can see why monthly updates are less interesting at this point. The boys change much less from month-to-month.  They are still taking one nap a day, except on days I am home, when Benjamin refuses to nap.  They sleep about 11 hours at night, and nap about 2-3 hours in the afternoon (usually 1-3:30 or so).

Food is hit-or-miss.  The foods I think they love, they often reject.  Pasta is usually a hit- with cheese, with red sauce, with vegetables, whatever.  Asher likes string cheeses, and they both like crackers for snacks.  They still love their vegetables, and fruit, fortunately.  They look healthy and vigorous, so I assume that whatever they're getting, it's enough.  Asher LOVES to drink milk and drinks a lot of it- I have had to cut him back on milk and give him water instead because we were going through about 3 gallons a week!

Benjamin comfortably enjoying my iPhone

Their favorite TV shows are Curious George and Babar, which we get through Netflix on our TV.  This is a good way for me to take a shower, or to prepare a meal, or to transition them from wild-2-year-olds-running-around-the-house to quiet/nap time.  Benjamin is also very adept at using the ipad or the iphone to watch whatever he wants on Netflix or PBS Kids.

Their favorite books are either "Slinky Malinki, Open the Door" or "Hairy MacClary and Zachary Quack."  If we try to hide those books so that they will ask for something else at bedtime they get upset and go on the hunt for their favorites.

They are wearing size 5 diapers, and 2T clothing.  They are always right on with their sizing.  I went out and bought a lot of fall/winter stuff at the end of winter in size 3T, so I am kind of counting on them keeping pace!  I think Asher is taller and bigger than Benjamin.  He certainly has a sturdier, more athletic build.  Benjamin is skinny- I can see his ribs sometimes, and his hipbones when I change his diapers.

Asher is still a mama's boy.  He loves to snuggle with me, and of course I love his snuggles.  He also loves his thumb!  One second he will look like a big boy, so tall and strong, and the next he will look like my baby again, sucking his thumb and all snuggled up.  He loves balls, and small hand-sized toys like rubber duckies or the Little People toys.  He adopted two balls over the weekend and went everywhere saying "two balls, two balls, two balls."  I think my parents were ready to be embarrassed if anyone overheard!

Benjamin loves fire trucks, trains, and "tools" (any construction vehicle).  He is thoroughly enjoying summer roadwork season!  Benjamin is much more inclined to take the time to find how something works... and often has it figured out after one try, whether I like it or not.

Most days with my boys are wonderful, full of love and play and fun.  Some days are not... but I think we are doing well with more good days than bad!  I'm not sure how I got so lucky as to get two good-natured boys in one go, but I did.

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