My son turned two and basically we partied about it all summer long. I will recap the events below. I wanted to first share my feelings about having a two year old. My son has grown so fast. I did not know it was possible for two years to go so quickly or that such growth and development could happen in such a short span of time. I knew it but I didn't know it. My son has developed into his own special person. In the world he is empathic and funny and mellow. At home he is assertive about his feelings and boy does he have a lot of them that he can cycle through quickly. He is like his mom in that he is so excited about adventuring and seeing new things. He is like his dad in that he loves to come home and snuggle and recharge. He is nuts about swimming and eating cookies. He loves trains and monster trucks and fire hydrants (to whom he sings the ABCs). He's brilliant and loves to read and count. He wants to hide under blankets and whisper. It's important to him to have a "thing" with others-whether it's a phrase, a game or a look that is special between only him and that individual. He is the absolute joy of my life.
We started birthdaying early at my dad and step-mom's annual solstice party at their place in Red Wing. Bowie chowed down cupcakes and ran through the sprinkler and enjoyed some news toys. The real hit of his life was the gift of a wooden train set that we have yet to see because my father only doles it out piece by piece but so far Bowie sleeps with his train pieces and loves them so much.
Bowie is one loved child. Happy birthday Bunny!