Saturday, May 12, 2012

Malachi's 2 Year Post

In all the excitement of adding a new baby to the house, I never got to do a proper 2 Year Old post for our sweet little Malachi!  So, now I'm playing catch up a little bit and wanted to share about all the exciting ways that Malachi delights us!  

Malachi is now 31 lbs 9 ounces (75-90%) and is 35.5" (75%).  He is still a big strong boy, but is definitely starting to slow down a little bit.  We may be just a wee bit disappointed that he's not destined to be a giant after all, but that's okay.  We still love him just as much :)  Daddy may not have to look up to his son someday after all!

He continues to be a little boy FULL of life!  He lives life in the fast lane, constantly on the move.  He loves to be outside where he can run around!  If he's not outside, we spend a lot of time trying to tame the beast - keeping him from climbing all over the furniture and windows.  He is a loud one, who loves to shout at the top of his lungs and jump all around the place.  Fortunately we are all pretty used to it (even little Sabrina).  He almost always has a smile on his face, or we can very easily get one from him with a little coaxing.  Even with how busy he is, he still loves to cuddle and snuggle.  He will take advantage of any offer to sit on the couch and read books!  He also loves to dance and our boy definitely has some moves!

He seems to finally be passing through that crazy picky eating phase.  He is really mastering the ability to feed himself with a fork and spoon! He still has his favorites that he asks for often of "hot cheese" (macaroni and cheese, that one took us awhile to figure out!)  or "apple chips" (potato chips and apples).

We are slowly back on the potty training wagon.  When we are consistent, he will use the potty once or twice a day! I just need a little bit more time to really focus on this one!

His sleep patterns really haven't changed over the last 3 months.  He may be getting up a little bit earlier in the morning, much as I would prefer to see him sleep in.  He goes down between 7:30-8:00 at night and wakes up around 7:00 in the morning.  He still loves his afternoon nap (yay!) and usually sleeps about 2 1/2 hours!

He still loves to learn new things.  He has known all of his ABC's for a long time now, and is now moving on to learning the sounds the letters makes!  He can also usually count to 20.  Now he is working on learning his colors, which he can usually get right and then we will move on to shapes.  I am really looking forward to starting some basic homeschooling concepts with him this fall.  He is very eager and ready to learn new things!

He is constantly learning new words.  He still struggles some to communicate but we're finding it easier everyday to figure out what he wants from us.  It is so much fun to hear him learning to talk and communicate with us!

Oh sweet Malachi, it is hard to believe our little Ethiopian Prince is already 2 years old!  You are turning into a really great big brother and bring so much joy into our home!  You were and continue to be a dream come true in our lives.  I cannot believe it is even possible that you are already 2 years old, but that is something I have to embrace whether I am ready to or not.  We love you so much little man!