Your birthday day started off just like any other day when you and Mikey woke up at about 7:30am. I heard you giggling and talking to each other in your cribs. You wanted your milk right away and then Yaya came in to play with you. We each gave you lots of birthday kisses and hugs. We got you dressed in your new Star Wars t-shirt and went down for breakfast. It was your usual of mashed bananas and "p-burrer" peanut butter with rice cereal. You gobbled it up and had some "resees" raisins then we started getting ready to go on our adventure day.
We dropped Daddy back off at work and went to get your favorite, "sip sip". Which is what you call a smoothie. We went to Jamba Juice and you were in heaven. You fell asleep in the car shortly after that and then we visited our friend Rachel Jones who has the same birthday as you.
You also had your first crepe filled with Nutela and bananas and you loved it!
36 inches tall 93%
29lbs 2oz 65%
19.25 inches head circumference 50%
size 5 diapers 6 at night
We had 2 parties for you little Daneee. One was with some friends at a park on Saturday the 18th and the other was with the family on Sunday the 19th.
The party at the park was Pirate themed. Mostly because it was a pirate ship park so it made it easy to have a theme. All your cute friends came and they got to dress up like pirates and run around and play.
We had toddler friendly snacks and drinks.
Instead of a cake we did ice cream cone cupcakes and you loved them. You didn't actually eat the cake but you did lick off the frosting. We were so excited that you blew out your candle!
At the family party you played with your cousins and uncles and had a ball. You really love your family and they sure love you! The party was at your Aunt Jodee's house and we had tacos and beans and an ice cream bar. Since ice cream gives you a rash you didn't have any but honestly you were so busy playing with the basket ball you didn't even notice.
|Your cousins. You came home from the party know the words to Frozen's "Let it Go".|
|Grampa and Dane. You love your Grampa soooo much and talk about him all the time.|
|You got a really cool firetruck from Uncle Darrel and Aunt Kristy.|
Dane, the rate at which you are learning and developing astounds us. You have several songs memorized, you can quote Alma 37:35, you know your colors, can count to 12, know your ABCs, know directions like forward/ backward and on top/under, you say please and thank you, you say excuse me when walking by and sorry if you knock into me. It seems like you only need to see or hear something a couple times and you memorize it. You get that from your daddy who is amazing at memorizing things. Someday you two will be able to sit and quote movies for hours together :-)
You can say a full prayer by your self now and we love hearing them. You like the part where you get to thank Heavenly Father for things. Some things that you are thankful for right now: Daddy, Mikey, Peanut Butter, Grampa, spoons, shirts, lukie, Yaya, floor, poopie, Temple, boys at church (YM). I just have to think that Heavenly Father hears your prayers and just smiles. He loves to hear from you and wants to hear everything you have to say. Keep it up!
Something that is even more amazing to us is your sweet nature. You are kind. You are gentle. You love babies (especially yours). You love your brother to pieces and have started helping me with him. You are sensitive but yet strong willed. You are very good at focusing on a task when you are playing and will always want to "put it back" when you are done. You are very giving when it comes to sharing. You will give Mikey a toy to play with when he starts to get sad.
You can come off as a pretty serious and intense little boy to people that don't know you or when you are somewhere new. But the truth is you are supper silly and funny. You will dance around when you are happy and say silly things. You have started making up words and having me repeat them and then you crack up at how I say them.
You learned the "Let's go Dodgers" chant and now change it to "Let's go Mikey, Let's go car, Let's go Mama". Pretty much anything that you can think of you cheer for it.
You are really into transportation right now. You love cars and trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, and skateboards. Pretty much anything that moves. You got a race track for Christmas and you have a bunch of cars that you use one it. You know the name of each one like the "Gam-ber-bini" (Lamborghini), "Anton Marton" (Aston Martin), Ford Falcon, Race car, fast car, white truck, and police car. Driving in the car with you is always exciting because we yell out different kinds of cars.
You are getting your 2 yr old molars right now and I can tell they are really bothering you. I think that it is effecting what you like to eat right now. Your favorites are smoothies (fruit&veggie&protein) and beans and rice. You also like to change favorites frequently. For example one month you will love beans and hate rice and then the next month you will love rice and hate beans. You are keeping us on our toes!
I am so excited for your Terrific 2's to be here! You are teaching me so much as a parent and I am so grateful to be your Mama.
A huge thanks to my sweet friend Rachel Thurston for snapping some pictures at Dane's pirate party!