Friday, May 24, 2013

Hank is 23 months old!

I'm 23 months old!
This is my "I'm getting tired of saying 'cheese'" face.
Wow! That means I'm only one month from the big 0-2! Sweet! My mom is planning a party for me with a bounce house, construction vehicles and caution cones and I'm really going to have a lot of fun. I can't wait!

Recently I've been very interested in make believe. My favorite make believe game is making Mommy food in my kitchen. She says it's adorable. I've made her eggs, a cake with hummus on top, and lots of sandwiches. I'm quite the chef! I even helped her make cookies the other day! I added the salt and the baking soda and the flour. And then I lost interest, but that was the most important part, right?

I'm really getting into different kinds of foods now. I'm up to try almost anything. Especially whatever Mommy is eating. Like what she has on her fork and is putting in her mouth. I like sushi, shrimp, enchiladas and anything I can dip in ketchup. I like hummus, too, and will ask for naan or carrots to dip in it, depending on how I'm feeling. I also got to try Oreos for the first time this month and I am addicted!! They are so delicious! I have no idea why Mommy didn't let me try them earlier. Or has bought them since. 
I mean, WHY wouldn't Mommy want to see that face all the time?!?!
My favorite book right now is Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site, which was actually a gift for Johnny from Aunt Renea, but I read it every. single. night before bed. And then when Mommy finishes reading it I say, "I like that book." I know. I'm so cute.
I'm still really into cars and trucks and construction vehicles (I know the difference between an excavator and a front end loader and I WILL correct you if you don't!) and I am obsessed with caution cones. I know most of my alphabet and only get a few of the letters confused. I can count to 20, but I forget the numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. I like to go to the library and get new books to take home, though we usually end up getting the same books about the planets with a few different ones thrown in for variety. I've gotten interested in the movie Cars lately and I can tell you the name of everyone in the movie. We've been stuck inside with colds for the last two and a half weeks, so there's been lots of time for movies. I'm also really good at my pronouns ("I am hungry" instead of "me hungry"), and following directions. I am also delighted by the strawberries and peaches we are growing in our backyard. 
The first strawberry of the season. It was delicious.
Basically, I'm fascinated by nearly everything around me and am getting so good at communicating that even complete strangers know what I'm saying. One of my favorite things to ask is "Where did [insert person] go?" Then I go find them and say, "There's [insert person]! I found you!" 

Being nearly 2 is pretty awesome.


  1. Hank is incredible!! What a cute kid. Can't wait to see him.

  2. Jack loves the book "Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site" too!
    Hank's adorable. Can't wait for his birthday party. :)