Sebastian turned two years old yesterday and what a day it was. No, it wasn't. It was just another day with a grand cake finale that he better never forget. Julia was more excited than he seemed to be that it was his special day and Theo didn't even acknowledge the blessed event. I kept thinking I should make the cake in secret but then I realized .... he's two and he is clueless .... who cares.
Anyway, there are a lot of days that I feel really terrible with how exasperated I get with Sebastian (he shipped my phone off to a watery grave a la toilet on Tuesday and just.didn't.get.the.problem with giving it, "a bath!!" then mixed LOTS of oregano in with the rice bath where the phone was breathing its last and still .... why are you so upset, crazyhorsemom?!) and his impressive knack for getting into trouble because he is a sensitive little soul. He is always quick to apologize and often remembers that he was naughty even after his nap and gives the knee hug/sorry which makes me feel even more terrible.
For not having many words in his little vernacular he has an impressive manner skill set and always says, "welcome" when he hands anyone anything and does the little head nod whenever he says, "thank you" which sounds like, "dan do". Nothing makes him angrier than a parent trying to dispose of one of his pungent diapers in the big trash can in the driveway and not taking him with for the adventure and an hour of his life is not complete until he makes someone smell his feet and give him the exaggerated, "ewwwww" -- even though exaggeration is never necessary because his feet smell terrible. Simon says they are going to ruin all of his chances with any ladyloves in the future and I think Simon is right.
Okay. His favorite color is blue and his favorite number is blue and he chucked a large rock at Julia's face while she was standing a mere 3 feet in front of his hand on Monday and she has the battle wound to prove it. And she'll tell you all about it even when she's in 7th grade - guarant.
It's been decided that in the future we can either celebrate Sebastian's birthday or we can celebrate Halloween because this underwhelming cake took it out of me and the kids are set to go trick-or-treating (unless it rains? please?) in some yet to be determined costumes (Julia is still deciding between a princess, a scary butterfly and a ballerina anyway - lay off) in a couple of short hours. And they did hit up a Halloween party in the hospital lobby earlier and as we walked out Julia sighed, "that was such a FUN Halloween .... " so maybe Halloween is already over.
Simon said I was giving devil glares here. I said that's just my natural face.
Oh, what was that? You want detail shots of that b? The readers get what the readers want.
I might make a fake Pinterest account (Grace C. Ake) just to pin these with the description, "obvious A for effort but a generous D for finished product delivery"
Anyway. He loved it and drove all over it and was so pleased with his trucks that we are saving his one wrapped present for Christmas that is conveniently wrapped in Christmas wrap from 2009 as it is.
oh! And Happy 10 months to Theo! In case we forget your first birthday. Third borns and their rough upbringings.
oh! And ...
Sebastian's birth story
an ode to the middle child
Sebastian as Julia last Halloween ..