Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 years old and already getting 95%

Aaron at his 2 year old check up
Aaron had his 2 year check up today.  The Chubbas is 34 lbs, 6 oz and 33 1/2 inches (2 3/4 feet) tall.  No surprise he's in the 95th percentile for weight & head circumference but less than 50th percentile for height.  But with a mom who is 5' and a dad who is 5'7 we're not really surprised!  

The doctor appointment went well and besides his cold, he's a healthy, happy boy.  She also said he's on the fast track with his language skills so that was awesome to hear.  

Further stats: he's currently in between sizes sort of.  In Gymboree and Gap he can still wear 2T, but I think most other brands he's closer to getting into a 3T.  He's a size 6 in diapers.  We've got both a potty and a potty seat for the regular toilet, but he's not really telling us yet that he's got to go.  He wears a size 8 extra wide in shoes!  We've only had luck at Stride Rite so far!  

So now that we've got all the "turning 2" stuff out of the way, we can concentrate on Christmas.  Christmas Eve will be celebrated at tia Eva's with mom's yummy enchiladas and Christmas Day will be here at our home with a delicious Honey Baked Ham (courtesy of tia Diane). 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and happy holiday!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Aaron!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Banana Slices

Aaron's Birthday Breakfast made with LOVE

My son turns two today.  Two years old.  He's not even a baby anymore.  He's so wonderful and so smart and so loving.  He says new words everyday.  He says "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me".  He says "I love you, momma".  He knows just as many words in Spanish as he does in English.  He can count and read letters and numbers.  He knows basic colors.  He talks and sings -- he loves to sing.  He is a happy boy.

It's so crazy to see how fast they develop and grow in such a short time.  Really, if you think about it in terms of the span of your human life, the amount we learn while we are young is incredible.  And he is just like a giant, chubba sponge.  

On Sunday we had a birthday party for him and he had his Grandpa & Grandma Coblentz, tia Eva, cousins and friends to celebrate with him.  The theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and because I have been sick with a cold for the past week, all the planning and purchasing of party supplies was left up to Josh.  The party was a great success.  And thankfully we saw not one bit of Christmas wrapping paper or Christmas themed gifts!  So glad because seriously, I didn't want to have to disown anyone!  He received plenty of gifts, had an awesome cake and wonderful company.  He is definitely loved!

Of course, I am one of those people that just love him to death and I couldn't keep my kisses away from him so the day after his party, he came down with my cold.  Last night he threw up and was up every few hours because he was so stuffy.  Originally, I had planned for Josh and I to take Aaron out for a special pancake birthday breakfast (something I wanted to do every year) this morning but under the circumstances, I ended up making him a pancake breakfast instead.  I think he's feeling a bit better tonight, but he's still sick.  How much does that suck?  Poor kid.  But we're all taking good care of him.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, perfect, angel babycakes.  We love you SO much!