Drew Turns 2!

(You know you haven’t posted in awhile when you can’t even remember the password to your blog.)

(Translation: we spend our days at the pool and don’t have time for computers.)

Last weekend, Drew turned 2!  How this day has come and gone just blows my mind.  What a fun 2 years it has been!

013 Two years ago, I was certain we were about to turn Jake’s life upside down.  Which we did…and nothing but good has come of it!  These two sweet boys are the best of buds (most of the time) and we have loved seeing them grow together!  Drew is quickly catching up to Jake in size and I get asked all the time if they are twins.  Which just cracks me up.

008Some words to describe Drew are: joy, delight, rambunctious, easy-going, giggly, focused, monkey, protective, sweet, snuggly, loving, a mess, and persistent!  He has learned quickly how to get what he wants.

IMG_4266 Drew has been through a major MAJOR Daddy phase this year.  It has started to get better recently and I have become slightly more than chopped liver.  So cheers to that.  He is such a cuddle bug and I just can’t get enough of him.

IMG_4264He also doesn’t mess around with his queso.  This is one of those times we just rolled with the punches and probably grossed out everyone in a 10 ft vicinity of us.  Drew loves to eat his queso like cheese soup and then licks the bowl to make sure he hasn’t missed a bit.  He has watched his Daddy one too many times.

IMG_4260Drew isn’t the biggest fan of the water but likes to just float around the baby pool with his turtle float.  And of course he needs his shades.  Cool as a cucumber.

IMG_4252 We had his 2 year check up this week and he was 27 lbs (40%) and 34.5 inches (60%).  Drew did great and took his shot like a champ.  I’d like to thank the endless hours of watching Doc McStuffins for that one.

IMG_4248 Drew’s vocabulary has really picked up…I can’t possibly write all that he says but he is repeating a lot and starting to put phrases together a lot better.  Some of our favorites are: “Peas!” (please…gets us every time), “Tank You”, “Teetle” (turtle), iPad (oh he says this one a LOT), “A Chug” (Chuggington), Maggie, Tucker, “Yesh” (yes), “A Tip Toe!” (Means Read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”), “Baywee” (Bailey)…

…gosh, I could go on but I got distracted reading my blog from 2011 when Jake turned 2.  My babies are not babies anymore and now I will politely excuse myself to use a box of Kleenex.

…and we’re back.

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Drew is taking 1 nap a day for about 1.5-2 hours.  There are days I think he could probably drop his nap but if you remember, Jake dropped his circa 20 months old.  His BFF’s Blake and Jack still nap at 4.  SO, that being said, Drew can nap as long as he wants! :) He now knows how to climb out of his crib and after he wakes up says “Myself!” meaning he wants to climb out on his own.  Jake never acquired this skill…let’s just hope all bones and teeth stay accounted for!

IMG_4231 Drew’s favorite foods are sausage and cheese.  What else does a kid need?  Never in my life did I imagine going through so many packages of Little Smokies.  He won’t eat sandwiches really so he sticks to peanut butter crackers, cheese, mac & cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, most breakfast foods, pizza (can you see the healthy trend here?), and any type of pepperoni or sausage.  He will not touch any fruit besides the applesauce pouches but we have finally sneaked raisins in his diet and he seems to like them enough.

Jake could just eat crackers all the live long day.

IMG_4242I know I’m leaving so much out but how can you possibly describe your baby boy in just 1,000 words? :)  We are so PROUD of you, Drew and thank God everyday for your fun-loving self.  I know this coming year has so many changes but it just keeps getting more fun.  Happy Birthday to Drew!

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