This week you turn 2. It doesn't seem 5 minutes ago that I was writing your letter when you turned 1. It has gone SO fast. And you've grown so much... into a little monkey!! :)
You most definitely know your own mind and like to be in charge. You've pretty much ruled the roost for the past 2 years and I can't see that changing any time soon.
You're still a bit of a massive grumpy bum and now you've got the language, you've started picking up phrases from your 12 year old brother, which is awkward when we're out for dinner in public and you're telling everyone to 'go away' and shouting 'for god's sake' when you can't get you're own way. Mummy often wishes the ground would swallow her up when that happens!! :/ Hopefully you'll grow out of those bad habits you've picked up soon!! [...but I'm sure they'll be replaced by a few more!]
It's funny reading back on last years letter, your favourite word was 'Yeh', well this year it's most definitely 'No!', you've most definitely found your voice this year!
You picked up fantastic speech and language skills very early on, and we can now have little conversations with you. I love how you pick new things up all the time! You're very authoritative, you truly believe you're in charge and you like to communicate your feelings... LOUD. And tantrums are in full swing. In fact, you're just hilarious! :)
You love Mr Tumble and Justin's House. I've often wondered how much Justin charges for babysitting, as he's probably the only person that keeps your attention and you learn so much from him. In fact, I wonder if he'd move in... ;)
You keep me on my toes daily. You never stay still. You always have your head in a cupboard, or rifling through my drawers. You get fed up with your toys and just want to explore. You adore being outside, we're very lucky to have a nice, big garden with lots of shade to allow you to be free, explore and do as you wish. You're much happier when you're in the garden. We often spend sunny days outside all day long.
You're so funny! You have me giggling every single day, with your little facial expressions and your funny little personality. I hope you continue to see the funny things in life.
You showed interest in the potty very early and you're fantastic at taking yourself for a wee when you need one. If I left you nappy free all day, you'd confidently use the potty when you needed. We're still working on pants though, you often forget and we have some accidents but hey, you're still very young and I'm super proud of what you've achieved already!
Earlier this year you started going to a childminder, just once a week. This gives you a chance to have your own social time, away from Mummy [and gives Mummy a few hours to herself too]. You still sometimes cry when Daddy drops you off, but we know you have lots and lots of fun there, I see you playing happily with your friends when I collect you and you tell me all about the fun things you've been doing.
We've continued to be very lucky that Mummy has been able to work part time from home again this year, enabling me to be there with you every day, teaching you, playing with you. We have fun at our toddler groups and I have lots of fun things planned for us to do and see now you're getting a little bigger.
You're our little miracle baby and we all love you so so much. You can be a monster at times, but you're my little monster. My beautiful, head strong little monster. I truly adore you and I hope you continue to be as inquisitive and head strong throughout your third year... although a little calmer would be nice. ;)
I was obviously destined to be a Mummy of boys. Even though growing up I always imagined me with cute little girls; doing their hair and playing with dolls. Fate obviously had other plans and decided I was to be the Mum that played ball in the garden, stood with baited breath while you climb, jump, throw and be fearless little boys. Rather than shopping and painting nails, I'm up on the high rope obstacle courses! But I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm quite happy being the only Queen in our household, running around after my handsome Prince's and keeping you all in check.
Happy 2nd Birthday, little man. I hope you have an amazing day.