Friday, December 19, 2008

John Curtis is 2!

John Curtis got over all of his sickness from the week in time for his birthday. He is a big 2 year old now. What a joy he is to our family! I never knew what little boys were like, but they are definitely a lot of fun. All three of us laugh at him all the time. Sophie adores him and wants to teach him everything she knows. He is in love with her as well and will do anything she wants just to have her play with him. He started sleeping in his "big boy" bed this week and is doing great in it. We heard him get up one night in the middle of the night, but took him right back to bed and haven't had anymore troubles. While John Curtis is a joy, parenting him is not always a walk in the park. We are already experiencing 2 year old tantrums and he definitely wants to do things his way. Part of his frustration comes from not being able to communicate with us very well. He is trying to say more words everyday, but sometimes has a hard time getting us to understand him. He is also going through an attachment phase right now where he doesn't want us out of his sight. This is quite a change from his previous personality, but we hope it is just a phase. In the meantime, I'm trying to enjoy the extra time he spends in my lap. It is his favorite place to be these days. If I'm not giving him my undivided attention he tries to turn my head toward him so I am looking right at him. I love my little boy!


Misty Jo said...

Congratulations John Curtis!!! I cannot believe that he is 2 and that Noah will be 2 Feb. 6th. They are growing up too fast. John Curtis is so cute. We have been going through the terrible 2's for a while now. Noah isn't too bad. He is really trying to be independent. He is telling us more of what he wants or doesn't. He still isn't talking much. He gets so frustrated when we don't understant him.

They are so very cute at this stage. I have really enjoyed Christmas more than ever this year. Noah is really in to it. He love Frosty and to drive around and look at the lights. He gets very excited and says "Wow." He is also interested in Jesus. I collect nativity scenes and have them all over the house. i usually take them down after Christmas but, I think I will leave some of them up this year. He can say Jesus. It is so cute.

Enjoy your little ones. Have a very Merry Christmas and have a great new year. This will be a fun year for the both of us. God Bless You and your family!

Debbie Mendrop said...

Happy Birthday my little man! You are a joy to us, and have taught me a lot about little boys. You are so blessed and so loved. Can't wait to see what this year brings! Love you so much!

Carey said...

Hope your birthday was terrific, John Curtis!!! So sorry we missed your party... we were busy feeding dolphins and watching Shamu. Maybe we can get together and have a little 2-year-old birthday play date over the looooong 2 weeks off from school! ;o)

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy! It was so fun celebrating with you this weekend. You are such a precious gift to our family-love you!!

Janet said...

Aw, such a big boy! I'm glad he had a good birthday. We are so sad we had to miss it. Hopefully we can hang out again soon. Btw, I don't know if I have your correct email address or not, but I emailed you an invite to my blog because I made it private. Let me know if you don't get it.