Hello Toddler!

Dear Lucas,

You are actually already three as I’m writing this, but let’s pretend that you just turned one!

I can’t believe a year has passed! The days of keeping you in the pillow square are over… you are MOBILE! EEEK!!! You’re just one month past your first birthday and you’re already trying to walk and your personality is really starting to shine through. You’re learning to communicate which is a bit frustrating for you and your Mommy and Daddy. Your little brain knows exactly what you want, yet you don’t have the words to tell us. But learning a few words in sign language helps.

Boy, are you stubborn! Which your Daddy likes to point out you got from me. Regardless if that’s true, you do like to do things on your own terms! All part of growing up and learning how to be you! You are also loving, sweet, goofy, happy, curious, hard headed, fearless, silly and the cutest baby (ahem, excuse me, toddler) in the whole wide world!

Year two was another year filled with firsts and here are some of my favorite moments:

First time at the pool

First time at the pool

International man, or in this case, baby of leisure

International man, or in this case, baby of leisure

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Your first swim lesson

Learning to stand on your own

The entire Tibbitts side of the family

That time you met the entire Tibbitts side of the family

That time you thought I was poisoning you with a pancake

That time you thought I was poisoning you with a pancake

That time you fooled me into thinking you actually like grilled cheese

Your first steps

Lucas Football

Lucas Football (Johnny Football)

You’re walking!

Sitting at the table like a big boy AND feeding yourself!

Sitting at the table like a big boy AND feeding yourself!

First bike ride

First bike ride

And that time you actually met Johnny Football!

And that time you actually met Johnny Football! I promise you’ll be impressed when you’re older!

First pumpkin patch

First pumpkin patch

First time at the beach - Port Aransas, TX

First time at the beach – Port Aransas, TX

Halloween

Halloween. Can you believe that you’re Longhorn Daddy let me dress you up as Johnny Football?!

That time you smeared yogurt all over your face

That time you smeared yogurt all over your face

Stay Puff Marshmallow baby

Stay Puff Marshmallow baby

Naughty or nice?

Naughty or nice?

First gingerbread house

First gingerbread house

First bye bye

First "snow"

First “snow”

First fat lip

First fat lip

One of your world famous temper tantrums!

Meeting the Easter Bunny

Meeting the Easter Bunny

Your first haircut

First haircut

Your first golf outing

First golf outing

Jammin' on Granddaddy's piano

Jammin’ on Granddaddy’s piano

Happy two years old!

Happy two years old!

Some of your favorite things: Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mouse. Oh and you like to throw balls. EVERYWHERE!

What did I learn about year two? That year one was a breeze. You’ve now entered into toddlerhood. You have the ability to change moods at the speed of light. Now you can walk and you’ve learned that with walking comes freedom! That is until Mommy or Daddy can catch you. You’ve mastered the art of temper tantrums including the tears, arched back and kicking legs. I’m sure you will earn a PhD by the time you turn three. The word “no” has come out of my mouth about 3,783,237,835 times. I no longer get to use the bathroom in peace. Going to the store for milk now takes a minimum of six hours. 5 hours and 57 of those minutes I spend trying to pry your little fingers off of the “car” themed shopping cart as you scream “Noooooooooooooo.” I’m assuming it’s because you want to continue to “drive” said shopping cart all over the store. The bathroom floor is now 6″ deep with water after every bath I give you. But you know what the best part about year two was? You called me Mommy. And that’s what made year two all worth it.

Love,

Mommy


2 thoughts on “Hello Toddler!

  1. Nice to know Lucas is just a normal little toddler! Love the videos–I’m waiting to see him give hugs and kisses. Claudia

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