On Saturday, Henry, Jack, and Sophie celebrated their second birthday surrounded by friends and family, and of course, their good pal, George (as in Curious George). Their birthday was a pretty big hit since it included so many of their favorite things: George, CAKE, balloons CAKE, stickers, CAKE, drawing, CAKE, and of course, so many of their favorite people. They also finally realized they like presents. Especially Sophie.
Their first gift of the day was an easel. These kiddos LOVE “drawing!”
Trying to get them to all smile AND look at the camera at the same time is quite a feat. Here, Jack is working on his “Cheese!” face:
Their second gift of the day arrived with Nana: balloons!
And not just ANY balloons. Curious George balloons, of course. Thanks, Polly!
Then came the stickers. Curious George was everywhere!
And finally, of course, CAKE!!!
They received many other wonderful gifts, and we can’t thank everyone enough for thinking of us on their birthday.
And now, a recap of their second year of life.
Since their last birthday, Henry, Jack, and Sophie:
- learned to walk
- learned to talk
- learned a gazillion words (that IS the official count now)
- learned to climb
- learned to kick (a ball, not each other)
- learned to throw
- learned to draw
- went for their first hikes in Maine
- survived their first 10-hour road trip to Maine (and so did their parents)
- had three ER trips between them (NOT evenly split between them…thanks, H)
- made new friends (we’re talking to you, Ellie!)
- continued to develop their hilarious, adorable, wonderful personalities
The transition from one-year-olds to two-year-olds is huge!
Stats: 23.5 lbs, 33 inches tall
Favorite things: chalk, markers, crayons, Curious George, Elmo (and friends), balloons, raisins (?!), BATHS, dinosaurs, music, Daddy, his green shirt
Least favorite things: strangers
Favorite past times: drawing, splashing, picking out his clothes, picking out other people’s clothes, dressing up in Daddy’s clothes,”reading,” cleaning
Special talent: Climbing out of his crib
Stats: 18.3 lbs, 30 inches
Favorite things: sunglasses, Curious George, baby dolls, books, cake, cookies, yogurt (can you say, “Sweeth Tooth?”), phones, Elmo and friends
Least favorite things: depends on her mood!
Favorite past times: chatting, drawing, splashing in the tub, walking down the sidewalk, pushing her baby stroller, FaceTiming
Special talent: singing her ABC’s*
*among many other nursery rhyme favorites
Stats: 24.5 lbs, 33 inches
Favorite things: balloons, dinos, Elmo, George, monkey jammies, Goldfish, outside
Least favorite things: raisins
Favorite past times: cleaning, mixing, splashing in the tub, reading, getting dressed up in Daddy’s clothes, wagon rides
Special talent: talking in complete sentences (My recent favorite it, “Go back in the bedroom, Milo.” You have to know our cat Milo to really appreciate this)
More spring adventures to come! Thanks to everyone who helped make their birthday a smashing success!