Saturday, October 25, 2014

Michael at 2.5

Michael Bradley, my son. He has grown and changed so much in the six months from December 2013 to June 2014. 

 He LOVES people, in fact he likes to know where all family members are at all times, ("Where daddy go?") and doesn't like playing by himself. 

Michael recently told his Sunday School teacher that his favorite thing to do is "run with Lucy" and that he wants to "race cars" when he grows up.

 Michael always acknowledges Gordon's presence ("HI Doo-done!") and is learning what a knock knock joke is, his favorite joke (recently featured in Kidder Kid Conversations) is this:

Knock knock
Who's there?
Mickey Mouse!
Mickey Mouse who?

His vocabulary grows every day, a great joy to his mommy and daddy. 

  He and Lucy are best friends (although she denies it fervently), he follows her lead (she doesn't mind that!) and they play house, read books, build with blocks and do "Homework" (aka art projects). Michael loves balls, wrestling, reading, his movies (special "blankets" - they are old burp cloths), running, jumping, baths and Mickey Mouse (he LOVES Mickey).

(The above pictures were taken right before mother's day)

He LOVES to wear bow-ties and looks pretty dapper in them!

 Michael is a physical boy - he loves wrestling with daddy and cuddling with mommy.

We've decided to cut Michael's afternoon nap, on most days (on the day the above picture was taken - our attempts to keep him awake failed), this has helped the difficulty we were having at bedtime but has added a challenge... what do I do with him all day? :) He's learning about self control and how to play by himself (a challenge for my social boy!) during his daily "quiet time." 

Michael enjoys sports and outdoor play - here's his latest accomplishment in baseball! 

I love this video because it showcases Michael's goofy personality and captured some of his amazing giggles. :) 

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