My Two Sons- 2 Years Old

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Royce & Lawson are two!  For the past two years, even before they were born, we have been hearing about this magical time marker. Many a folk have told us, that they have heard, once we get to two years things will be easier.  Even our pediatrician, (who has twins) told us that after two years you start to feel sorry for people who don't have twins.  While all of this made us laugh, I can't deny we were holding onto some shred of truth.  Well let me tell you…. it is easier… I think. 

Before writing this post, I went back through many of the monthly posts I have done over the past two years.  It's funny to read how things have changed and how they really have stayed the same. 

For instance, every.single.time. we go out people will ask us if they are twins.  They are identical!! It cracks us up. I have thought of witty comments, but in general just say "Yes".  

We get far less pitying eyes these days.  We must of looked pretty tired for a long time, because just about every stranger would give us a look like… Wow, we feel sorry for you.  We have gotten a lot of unsolicited comments- like "Wow, if that was me I would…. fill in the blank". 

It's still challenging to go anywhere alone with all four kids.  I have tried a fun Target outing and it's really not that fun, at all.   Grocery shopping can and is done, but I witness lots of eye rolls from strangers.  Yes, I know you can hear my crying toddler all the way across the store. As with any large family with multiple little ones, it's logistically challenging to figure out where to put them.  Most carts don't hold two babies/toddlers.  We are officially a two shopping cart family at most stores.  Thankfully, my 8 year old can handle it. She is an excellent helper. 

So, here we are officially embarking on toddlerhood.  I still call them babies.  I probably will until they get married. Even through it all, I treasure these past two years. Toddlerhood will be fun in a different way…. well maybe not that different at all.  We shall see!

 

Royce Daddt

They are wearing the same outfit their daddy wore at around 2 years old.  


Royce

Still nicknamed Roycey  or Roycey Bear

Still my picky eater

Loves his Papa's.  His reaction is similar to this clip every time Papa comes over. Poor grandma.  Don't get me wrong, he loves grandma too, but he's a little Papa crazy.

Loves cars, trains, and trucks

Still often fusses/cries going to sleep

Often will come over and silents raise his arms or pat on you till you pick him up.  I guess no words are needed. 

Is very particular about what color cup, bib, plate, bowl, etc., he is given.  Many a time, I take the plate from Lawson to give to Royce because he is adament about wanting the "blue" one- even if it's not "blue" at all! Lawson could care less.  Although, they both know that Lawson always get the lighter colored item.  

I think he looks more like the Everett side

Can be quite stubborn

Still attached to the binky (only for bed) and blanket


Lawson Daddt

Lawson

We call his Lawson McGregor.  I don't know why.

Still eats just about anything

Eats more than Royce

Looks smaller than Royce but probably weighs more. His face is thinner and he doesn't have those Everett cheeks.

Is crazy for his guitar.  He walks around holding and strumming it all.day.long.  He does this cute little knee bop as he strums. I tell you it's just natural, where has he seen anyone do this?? 

Loves baayoons.  Or Balloons for those that don't speak toddler.

Loves balls

Most of the time is very quick to respond and obey

Loves his Papas

Loves his lamby

Still attached to the binky (only for bed) and blanket

Says "huh?" to almost every single question/command. 


I Love You

I am your PARENT, you are my CHILD

I am your QUIET PLACE, you are my WILD


I am your CALM FACE, you are my GIGGLE

I am your WAIT, you are my WIGGLE


I am your DINNER, you are my CHOCOLATE CAKE

I am your BEDTIME, you are my WIDE AWAKE


I am your LULLABY, you are my PEEKABOO

I am your GOODNIGHT KISS, you are my I LOVE YOU

 

Maryann Cusimano Love











3 comments:

  1. What handsome boys - so fun to see how they are similar yet so very different. Happy Birthday to them both!

    The poem you ended with is so sweet. We own the book "You Are My I Love You" by Maryann K. Cusimano. The illustrations are so sweet and there are more verses too. Hope you can find a copy and enjoy it :o)

    God bless you and your four beautiful children!

    I look forward to walking through the store with 4 or 5 children, should God give us that many. We are on our way there though, we are expecting a baby girl this summer! God is so faithful!

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  2. Congratulations Megan! That's wonderful news! Thank you for the tip on the book. I saw the quote on Instagram and had no idea who wrote it! I may have to pick up a copy.

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