As a mother I truly believe that one of my main jobs is to help my sons grow into productive grown-ups. I do cherish the innocence of childhood. I do enjoy watching them grown and learn. But, I get the most excited when I see them grow and change and go from babies to little boys.
I like to step back from time to time and have a reality check as to where they are now. I did that today...
It's hard to believe that:
...Blake turns 3 in just 1 week... yes in 7 days my oldest son will be THREE.
...Colby turned 17 months today.. yes that means in 1 month he will be 1.5 years old.
...Blake is playing speaking more and more and not just words but phrases.
...Colby is starting to talk more too, single words and phrases but most people still can't understand him
...Blake is now playing kindergarten games on the computer and can get on the internet himself (I have certain sites bookmarked for him on his computer)
...Colby can climb up on anything and everything.
...Blake can make 24 piece puzzles by himself and makes puzzles that I used in my kindergarten classes
...Colby is now sitting at the table without a booster seat
...Blake is beginning to try new foods, although he's much prefer to have his favorites
...Colby is beginning to eat more and drink less yogurt shakes
...Blake is learning his limits in the yard and can now walk in the stores just holding onto the carts (I still prefer the places that have double carriages where I can put them both in one place)
...Colby now has all 4 of his 1 year molars and his 4 eye teeth are almost through the gums too (who else jumps for joy when this first bought of teeth are FINALLY done??)
...Blake is now wearing 3T shirts and 2T shorts (but I had to buy 3T pants for the length)
...Colby is wearing 18 month clothes, but can't wear onesies anymore because they don't snap. I've bought him some 24 month pants because my guess is by the end of Dec. he will be too long for the 18 month pants too
...Blake knows his letter and their sounds, and is beginning to sound out simple words. He can count to 20 and recognize the numerals 0-20 with limited help.
...Colby is beginning to copy animal sounds and loves to make vehicle noises too
...Blake loves to color, do dot-to-dot pictures and other art projects
...Colby loves to draw on his magna doodle and enjoys coloring, but he'd still rather eat the crayons, colored pencils and / or markers that he's using
I hope take time to step back and look at your own little ones and see how much they are growing and changing every day (o: