Thursday, February 25, 2016

He's 2!

And all he talks about when it comes to his birthday is eating cake.  When he's excited about something he gets this low airy voice, smile and wide eyes.  "Justus what do you want to do for your birthday?" and he responds in his excited little way "eeeeat caaake."  He sometimes includes "choooocate."  That would be chocolate in Justus language.

I really think that 18 month to 2 1/2 year phase is so fun and precious.  He's getting independent, talking and communicating more, imagining, coming out with this fun and silly personality, and I just want to squeeze him and tickle him and cuddle him all the time...and he's still ok with that.  Most of the time:)

We love our Justus (aka Jus Bus, Bus, Juster Buster).

Here are his current stats

Height: 2 ft 9 in
Weight: 28 lbs
Loves: trucks (all kinds), balls, swinging, reading, "helping" (to sweep, rake, shovel and wash dishes), going to Bible study, singing, dancing, drumming, life

We had a fun day for his birthday.  We took him to the fire museum this morning.  I forgot to take the camera and missed out on getting a picture of him in a kid-sized fire hat and coat.  He looked adorable!

And he did get some chocolate cake after supper!

He spotted the cake beforehand and pulled up a stool to get a closer look

Birthday picture with his unusually stylish sister

Loves his "new" tricycle"

Elise helped make the cake

Card and gift from Elise...all on her own sweet!

"Let me help you!"

"What is it?"

One of his cars out of the toy box!  He loved it!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Warm Weather...In January

I'm actually enjoying the warm days, but know that something akin to a winter season is good for nature and I guess probably good for me too.  Although after growing up in snowy northern Maine and New Brunswick, a brown winter with little to no snow is kind of gross and just doesn't feel all that wintery.  

But this "winter" weekend in Memphis was beautiful short-sleeve weather and we took advantage of it!  Spending time outside, getting manure for the garden, building a little fire for marshmallow roasting.  Thankful for the warmth!