Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Parker is Two!

Well this is a bit late, but better now then never!
Parker turned two on the 8th. The poor guy was pretty sick so we had to postpone his birthday party, but we still let him open his presents and gave him ice cream with candles after dinner. He screamed at the candles and I had to blow them out! lol.

Then last saturday the 14th we had his birthday party. He was very excited to see the decorations and loved that I was making him a cake. Since he can't yet talk I held out a yellow cake mix and a chocolate cake mix and asked him which one he wanted me to make. He enthusiastically pointed at the chocolate one. Guess he takes after me! :)

Because he has a hard time communicating he sometimes will have random fits I can't explain, and he was starting one a couple hours before the grandparents were coming while I was making his cake, so I gave him the beater to make him happy.

But then when we held out the cake with the candles and everyone was looking at him singing he started screaming again. Poor Parker. I guess maybe I should have known better about the candles, but oh well.

As soon as he started eating cake he was very happy.

And enjoyed opening his presents from both sets of grandparents.

It's funny to me sometimes to think he is two and that he is no longer my baby. Sometimes he still feels like my baby, maybe partially because he's not really talking yet. But I LOVE him so much. He is SO ADORABLE!
I love how he wants to hold my hand any time we're going up and down stairs even though he can do it by himself. I love his tight hugs and snuggles. I love his eyes and the way they look at me. I love his smile and laugh. I love the way he walks and runs. *sigh* I could go on and on(same with all my kids of course) but I'll spare you.

A little update though on his speech. A few weeks ago he started saying "Mom". On his birthday the 8th he started saying "Yeah yeah yeah yeah!" for yes when he is getting something he wants. A few days ago he started saying "Oh oh" for uh oh, and today he was saying "mah" for more. So he's really progressing I think! It's so exciting for me!

We still haven't taken him to the doctor to figure out about his ears though. Last week I had to cancle because our van was dead, and today because of the snow. So hopefully next week!


Hilary said...

Happy Birthday Parker!! I'm so glad to hear that he is progressing in his speech! Hope the doctor appointment goes well!

Kim said...

I am so glad to hear that David is progressing with his speech. He is one cute little boy. Happy Birthday to him. I hope you can get to the doctors next week.

Annalise said...

Love the picture of Parker screaming at his birthday cake! Awesome. And I'm so glad to hear he's talking some!

Katie Phillips said...

That's SO EXCITING that Parker can say those things! I think it's precious that his first word was 'Mom.' :)