Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bye Bye Paci

Levi has been pacifier free for 4 days and nights now!! And he's learned to climb out of his crib, so will be moving to a "big boy" bed very soon. He's growing up too quickly.

Ty took Levi on a trip to Minnesota for Ty's cousin's wedding. When they got home, we told Levi that he left his paci on the airplane. It took him a few minutes to realize that his paci was gone forever (which was heartbreaking to watch), and he cried pretty hard for a few minutes, but then he quit suddenly and went to sleep. He asked for it once each of the next 2 days, then quit asking for it! He's such a laid back kiddo.

I LOVE the age Levi is right now. Here are a few things I want to remember about him at age 2:

  • I love how he wants to do everything by himself. He always says, "No help help." He wants to walk down stairs with no help and tries to buckle his seat belt like his big brother. 
  • I love how he is extremely polite. He almost always says "thank you" after you give him anything. 
  • He's such a smart kid - he's working pretty hard on his numbers (but he conveniently always skips the number 2), knows most of the ABC song, and is getting more consistent with his colors. He's light years ahead of where Colt was at this point (probably since he's the 2nd kid), so it makes us think he's a genius :) 
  • I love how sweet Levi is to Tatum. He is protective of her when other kids try to look at her in the carseat. He frequently lays on the floor to play with her and daily smothers her with hugs and kisses.
But, I gotta say, as much as I love this kid, he not always peaches and cream. Like right now, he must have known I was going to write this post, b/c he is standing at his bedroom door screaming, an hour after his bedtime, asserting his newfound-crib-escaping freedom. Ah, the ups and downs of life with a 2-year-old. 

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