Monthly update: 24 months


The last in my monthly update series of E now that he's a big boy at 2!

Stats & clothes: 
Size 2 and finally it's cold enough to break out his winter wardrobe although not quite the puffers and vests yet. It is however already time for another pair of shoes! The size 2 pants are still big around his skinny waist but the size 1s are too tight at the ankle go figure.

Favorite Foods: 
Food is not as popular here lately as of once was with many meals being a battle of stamina before he tries to swandive from his chair. We have noticed though his increased tolerance for spices and a little bit of heat in dishes so I am loving making all our meals almost in the TMX and knowing everything is made fresh and from scratch. Yoghurt pouches, cheese, bikkies and berries remain popular as always and the little rascal will happily help himself from the fridge if we are silly enough to leave the latch off - yes, we have to lock our pantry and fridge to avoid full blown tantrums.

Favorite Words: 
I am constantly in stitches this month with things like a forlorn 'why' complete with hand actions when told to eat dinner, the answer 'yes I do (pause) mummy/daddy' or 'no I don't' if asked a question and calling daddy 'mate' (this one gives me hysterics especially). There is not much he isn't saying nowadays it seems and we get a lot of his independent little 'Einy do mummy' or 'Einy's turn now'.

Favorite Activities: 
Jumping on the 'peen' aka toddler speak for trampoline ... Especially with daddy.
He also loves swimming lessons and is very proficient much to my delight, rhyme time at the local library where he runs crazy with his partners in crime and pottering about his room and playroom creating chaos and mess which he surveys proudly and says 'Einy's mess mummy'.

Least Favorite Activities: 
Mealtime - it's a battle of wills and almost always seems to involve tears lately regardless of what is served. We've backed right off and just serve a grazing plate, let it sit and take it away after 20 minutes or so as we don't want meals or food to become an issue for him and we need to trust he knows what he needs. 

His Favorite Things: 
His baby brother Charlie. I couldn't have ever dreamed how easy our early days have been adding a newborn but E has totally delighted me with how much he loves his little brother and how very gentle and caring he is. He loves to 'hold' bubby in the mornings for a cuddle, sit with us sippy cup of milk in hand while I feed and is quick to tell me if C is 'wakeup' 'burping' or 'sssshhhh sleeping'.
Toy Story is still number one here so anything TS related is a winner including figurines, movies, dolls, drink bottles, plates/bowls, bath wash ... You get the idea. He is obsessed! With that in mind, we planned his birthday party themed around the movies.
Slippers have also become popular this month much to my relief. With the weather steadily getting cooler, I bought him some Hoot slippers to match his Giggle pjs but he flat out refused to wear them but something has switched in the past week and now he insists on wearing them every morning upon waking and as soon as pjs go on at night.

My Favorite Things: 
My thermomix as it allows me to make E snacks and meals in record time from scratch so I know exactly what is in it and that there are no nasties. I'm not sure what I ever did without it and I'm looking forward to having it this time around once C starts solids.
Morning tea milkshake dates with my boy and sometimes my niece too. There is a great cafe near us that does a toddler deal complete with milkshake, mini muffin, Vegemite sandwich and activity pack for $5.95 so needless to say, we are regular visitors and the waiters know us by name.
I am loving the Mr Potato Head giant sets he has as while its a toy, its been fantastic in teaching E about body parts, where they go and the fine motor skills involved in slotting them into place.

Other Milestones: 
Es first haircut happened this past month at grandad's barber and yes, I shed a tear at my baby having big boy hair and no more wispy curls. The barber was fabulous and snipped away quickly without fuss before E knew what was going on.
Counting! Not just reciting numbers but actually counting up to 8. It blows my mind he is already mastering this. 
He is also stringing words together every time he speaks now and my favourite of course is 'I love you mummy'. 
Just this morning, he also told me 'bless mummy' after I sneezed - isn't that the sweetest!

The days are long but the years really are short and I can't believe I now have a 2 year old and a newborn. E has been and continues to be a delight to us every single day and while he is demanding and our introduction to parenting with him hasn't been without its hurdles, our big boy has taught us so much about love, being a family and how to be better people. I am grateful every single day that he was trusted to us to nurture and love and we are blessed to be Ethan's parents.

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