Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Terrific to be TWO!

Today is Joshua's birthday. But because Megan was up for the weekend, we celebrated last night so she could be here. He LOVED blowing out the candles so much we actually lit them and he blew them out a couple of times. And then he'd clap for himself. Yeah, he's humble that way.


He is the light in our world. He is alternately a delight and a terror. He is stubborn and opinionated. He is loving and sweet. And he is all ours.


I was going through some baby pictures of the boys the other day and was again amazed at how much they looked alike as toddlers. All but for the cowlick. Josh has this outrageously cute cowlick on the left side of his forehead. It's hard to miss and the perfect place to kiss.

And so, our sweet Joshua, here are a few of the things that you like to do now as you turn two!!

*You pretty much run the family. Everything we do and don't do revolves around you.

*You take one crazy long nap in the morning and go to bed every night at 6:30. Although you're somewhat flexible, you don't like to vary much from this routine.

*You love your puff blankets and (much to the dismay of your mother), your binky. But only in your bed.

*You jabber in your own language, but know lots of words, animal sounds and noises, and will mimic anything.

*You can spot an airplane from miles away. Trips to base are wrought with excitement for you.

*You have always, and still are very liberal with your sweet baby kisses.

*We're not sure how, but you subsist on Nutra Grain bars, milk, popcorn, strawberries and bananas. With the occasional peanut butter sandwich thrown in for good measure.

*You hate being messy and sticky. You are my only child to care VERY MUCH if your nose is running.


These are just a few. We love you Josh. We're so glad you are part of our family!!

20 comments:

Tonia said...

Happy Birthday Josh! I bet you have a great day!

Bonnie B. said...

what a cutie! happy birthday!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Happy Birthday - kids birthdays are the best!

Heather said...

What precious pictures! He is a sweetie!

Scott and Nicole said...

What a cute little boy! Isn't it amazing how much we love them?

At Home In Georgia said...

What a sweetie in that last picture...so handsome! I always remember Josh's birthday because I share it with him :-)

Leenz said...

Happy Birthday big guy! We can't wait to see you this summer.

BeckyRuss said...

Hsppy Birthday Joshua! You are so adorable and have been since day one of your life. We love you and feel so lucky to be your uncle, aunt and little cuz. P.S. LOVE that last pic of Josh. He really is a heatbreaker:)

The Bennett Bunch said...

Happy Birthday Josh!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Amber~

That Joshua is one handsome young man!

(P.S. I could subsist just on the popcorn. I'm sure of it.)

kathleener said...

happy birthday, josh!!! i love the clapping picture---so cute!

Liz said...

Happy birthday josh... you are one cute little monkey (If I could order one just like him, I"d have #4 in a heart beat!!)

becky said...

Tyler turned two this week also. I was remembering our pregnancies together and how RELIEVED we both were to finally have those little babies out!

Eloise said...

Happy Birthday, Josh! That first picture is precious! Not surprising he is such cute little boy - he was an adorable baby.

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Joshua! Now the fun really begins!

The Aller Five said...

Hey Avery just turned 2 as well! Happy Birthday Josh!

Jenn said...

Hard to believe all these youngsters are turning two (or soon will). He is such a handsome guy!

Kristi said...

Awwww, how can it be possible? Happy birthday to an adorable little boy!!

Rosanne said...

NO WAY HE IS TWO!! Where does the time go?! What a cutie - happy birthday to him!

Martie said...

Can you believe it's been TWO YEARS? I'm in shock myself. Happy birthday to your little man!

Martie