Hey little one! What a month 31 you had. We did a little world traveling, and a lot of visiting with family and friends. You were such a good boy and I'm so proud of you. I'm always worried that traveling like that, for 3 weeks, with a 2 year old is just not smart, but you take everything in stride and you hung in there like a champ. The whole vacation was fun, and I could have stayed longer.
The funniest story has to be last week when your dad was out of town. I got you up one morning and we hung out in bed drinking juice and coffee and reading and playing. After around 45 min. I went to give you a little pat on your bottom and I realized you DIDN'T HAVE ON A DIAPER. I freaked. I ran to your room because I was sure you pulled it off, but there was none. Your jammies were dry and your sheets were dry. Whew! So I thought lets go for it, and I asked you if you wanted to go potty in the big potty. You weren't real interested until I offered treats, and then you went right in the bathroom and did your business. The rest of the day was exhausting, and potty won 3-6, and poop won 0-1. Between you forgetting to tell me you had to go, and me forgetting to ask you if you had to go, we were defeated. The next day I was over it and we'll try again sometime when your dad is home. I need someone to teach you how to hold "it".
Your vocabulary is expanding more and more everyday. In fact this morning you were reading "Go Dog Go" and you said "That guy has a telescope." Telescope. I don't know where you learn these things, Lord knows... You have a bit of a stuttering problem, but its not really stuttering because you can see in your eyes that your brain is just working WAY faster than your mouth. You'll say something like, "Can, can, can, can, can, can, can, can, I have a sucker?" Sometimes it lasts so long I get the giggles and you completely lose your train of thought and you move on to the next thing. Its so dang cute.
Your dad and I were so excited the other night when there was nothing on TV so we turned on ESPN Classics and watched a Twins game from a few years ago. You completely stopped dead in your tracks, and went right to the TV and placed your hands on the screen. You turned around and asked, "Mommy? Where is my bat?" GOD BLESS YA KID! You were starting to love baseball last year right when it was ending and we were so scared you'd forget by the time it started up again. But there you were, mesmerized by Joe Mauer. Just like Mommy.
Yesterday was a very historic day in your young life. The country is in a bit of turmoil with wars and a really bad economy. So we elected this guy, Barack Obama, who promises to help us out of this mess. Not to mention, he's the first African-American to be President, so the whole country is really feeling warm and fuzzy and hopeful. You got to watch President Obama take the oath of office yesterday at Nini's house with all your pals. I know you won't remember it, but I'm so proud you got to see that little bit of history. Its your first really historic event. Well, besides when Mommy actually says no to second helping at the dinner table.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009