two!

30 December 2014


He's been saying for the past six months that's he's "doo!!" (his universal syllable for everything .... command/request/question) so it's time to make it official because today is Theo's second birthday.


doo fingers.

Theo's current hobbies include: brushing his teeth nine times an hour (with the "spicy" grown-up toothpaste that even Julia and Sebastian won't touch), waking up long before the sun, sitting on the counter in the kitchen whenever any sort of cooking/baking is going down, bathing as often as he is allowed (hourly, if possible) and following his older siblings around like the dutiful shadow that he is. If presented with the choice between an episode of his favorite show (Curious George) or the opportunity to help me clean the bathroom ... the bathroom would win ten times out of ten. He loves to clean and is about as helpful as you'd imagine.

I often catch him throwing something away and clapping for himself in the absence of a clappy parental audience because apparently our standards for showers of audible praise are very high. He loves to bang a ditty out on the piano and then come running to find me and look at me expectantly until I give the appropriate amount of kudos and clapping before he goes running back to serenade the lucky house yet again. His favorite food is butter by the spoon or handful.

A few weeks ago we were walking out after dropping the kids off at preschool when the director waved goodbye in our direction. Theo ran right up so she bent down to say hello and he planted a kiss of the french variety directly on her stunned mouth then he turned and walked out ... business as not usual. He waves at almost everyone he encounters out in public but if they wave back he retreats into his shell turtle style so I hope Mrs. L felt sufficiently loved and honored.

Okay, that's quite enough ... mothergusher.

Happy happy birthday Theo!! Thank you for being so enthusiastic about picking out clearance Christmas cupcakes at the store yesterday for your big day. I promise we'll do a tiny bit better next year when you might care a tiny bit more.


Probably, maybe.


ps Theo's birth story & Theo turns one


23 comments:

  1. Awww, Happy Birthday sweet boy....he is just so dang cute!!! He sounds like quite a fun and sweet (yet I'm sure mischievous) little guy!

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  2. Hey, Curious George is my favorite show, too! The Mindy Project is a close second...

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  3. He's adorable! And I'm so with you on the cupcakes. They don't really know what a birthday is till 3-4? Or at least that's what I tell myself haha

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  4. Oh, sweet Theo. I sure like that boy. I wouldn't turn down one of his smooches.

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  5. Love this! Happy birthday to your sweet little guy!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your sweet Theo!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Theo! His mode of operation sounds strangely exactly the same as our resident two year old. You have to be that cute to get up before the sun. And we alllllways do.

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  8. Happy 2nd Birthday little Theo! My little Theo is 3 months old and I'm sure that he'll be 2 before I know it!

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  9. Such a cute little face- hope he has a great day!

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  10. Happy birthday Theo! I hope his day is awesome.

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  11. I just bought clearance holiday treats too! I'll cheers my cupcake for Theo - Happy Bday to Theo!

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  12. Happy birthday Theo! You certainly are awfully cute!

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  13. My youngest is the only one of my four boys who BEGS to shower. He would take one several times a day if I would let him. Hopefully, this continues into puberty. He also loves Curious George (but then, who doesn't?). Happy Birthday, Theo!

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  14. Cutest little two year old I've seen, happy birthday Theo!

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  15. Poor kid, he leads such a tough life! Love your description of his hobbies! :) Happy birthday little guy!

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  16. He is so darned cute!! I hope he had a great birthday, clearance cupcakes and all :)

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  17. Ok, so I just discovered your blog...apparently I have been living in the dark ages....and I am in love with your humor/realism/life. I am pregnant with my forth and you describe life so perfectly and somehow make all the bad things of motherhood seem sort of funny and ridiculous! A breath of fresh air to read! Thank you!

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  18. He. Is. Adorable. Happy Birthday, Theo!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  19. I can't believe how much he has changed from one to two! Such a handsome little guy!

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  20. You are such a funny writer- I don't even have kids but LOVE reading your blog because it is so well written and just gives me a real LOL.

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