Which is an occasion to celebrate.
With presents of course.
Which meant good stuff. To be inspected.
And played with.
And we can't forget singing "Happy Birthday"!
It's tradition to sing the Happy Birthday song as many times as we can throughout the day,
and by evening, after the example of his sister Sue, he was adding the finale
"And many mooooorrre"
We were sickies today and daddy wasn't here, but it was a grand birthday anyway!
We read Bryce's new book over and over again. The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson.
My new favorite right up there with her book Bear Snores On.
We played Twister.
My boy can twist, eh?
I don't think he won, but he sure gets points for effort!
Birthday was culminated with a bubble bath - while roaring at the mom behind the camera.
Last week I had a good heart-rending sob about giving up my baby to the ripe age of 2.
I've never done that. Each age is so full of wonder and delight. With each child of mine
I love to anticipate all the glory in the year to come, and every year has lived up to its promise.
From the day he was born, I have managed to savor the living being of my son Bryce in a different way.
I couldn't tell you why. It's not that I love him more, and it could be that my own life circumstances
at that time caused me to focus more on the all-consuming-ness of him. Whatever the reason, these
last two years have been more colorful, more tasty, more funny, more soft and hard, more loud,
and definitely, most definitely more entertaining.
This man-cub entered the world with an extra dose of the male hormone. He is full-bore into everything
he does. He barrels into you for a hug, he growls, he holds a fascination for all things mechanical, he bully's
his big sister and bosses the even-bigger one. He stands on the arms of his highchair.
He talks. BOY does he talk! I should catalogue all the things he says, but it would take forever.
Among the things I often hear are:
and as he strokes dear Lori-bugs hair: "Hi Fweet Honey!"
He can say anything, mimics most of what he hears, and generally keeps us in stitches.
I realize in my loathing to let this stage go, that what makes it so wonderful is the rate at
which he is learning new things. If he continues at this pace, he can't help but grow up.
The world had better watch out!
Watch out world. Here comes my Bryce!