Andrew is TWO!! We had a low key birthday for Andrew. He was able to bring a treat for school. He requested to bring fruit snacks for all of his friends at school. The teachers made a crown for him for the day, too. We went to Sammy’s for supper and had cupcakes for dessert. He just loved when we lit the candle and sang Happy Birthday. He would say “More Happy” and we had to sing it a few times and he got to blow out the candle a few different times.
Things are going pretty well in his big boy bed. He is good at sleeping through the night for the most part, but lying down and going to sleep on his own is hard. Bedtime can get pretty late sometimes. Despite that, he hasn’t seemed to be overtired the following day. He has taken ownership of his new room and doesn’t even really think of the old room with the crib unless we want to use the rocking chair once and a while for a bad dream or a really challenging night going to sleep. We moved over all of his clothes Andrew’s room, too. Empty drawers await pink or blue in the baby’s room now.
Andrew has tried the potty a few times at school, but nothing has happened. I’m not quite sure that he gets the concept yet, but good that he is interested in the process. We did get a potty for at home, but I haven’t set it up yet.
We had Andrew’s 2 year check up. All is well and the doctor gave him a good report. Just one shot and we sang the ABC’s during it. He had a little pause when nurse poked him, but continued afterward to finish up the song. No tears…only an “Ouch.” That was forgotten seconds later when he got to choose from the wall of stickers. He picked out some with Lightning McQueen.
Andrew loves to sing songs and dance to them. He is always asking to turn the music on in his room. He likes to press the play button. He also likes to "scoop snow." That is probably going to be over soon though because all of the snow is pretty much melted. He has been very concerned about where the snow is going. We are happy to see our grass again, and would like it to be a little less muddy in the backyard so we can play outside.
Speaking of melting snow, the river was up again this year, but a much more low key flood than last year's record breaker. Some sandbagging was done is some of the neighborhoods and dikes were put up, but the crest was pretty uneventful this year. Thank goodness.
Baby #2 is doing fine. I’m at 27 weeks now. They started a baby pool at work for the 3 expectant mothers. Points will be given for correct guesses of the gender of each baby and for closeness to actual arrival date. Should be fun to see how it all turns out. I haven’t had a doctor’s appointment since my last update, but have one coming up next week.