Today is Jayden's second birthday. I cannot believe my baby boy is two years old! Every day he grows bigger, stronger and smarter. The past two years have flown by and it scares me to think about how quickly he will be grown up and going his own way. I tried to just sit back and enjoy my time with him today. We ate breakfast together this morning and then went to the doctor to "check Brody" (in his words). We spent the afternoon playing together and Jason even got to come home early to play with us. He had another piece of his birthday cake and blew out the candle one last time.
A few things I want to remember about this age:
- He has become so concerned about me, telling me to be "careful, Mommy, careful!" whenever he thinks I'm doing something unsafe or asking me "right, Mommy, right?" if he thinks I have hurt myself.
- He is loving all things trains. He got a Thomas the Train play set for his birthday and has woken up every morning since asking to play with the "choo-choo tracks". I even caught him singing the "Thomas and Friends" theme song and dancing in his bed one morning before I went in to get him.
- He loves to help me check out at the grocery store. As soon as we get to the checkout counter he wants to get in the buggy part of the cart and has to help me put everything on the conveyor belt. Then he has to help me push the buttons on the debit card machine. Once we have paid he immediately sits down in the buggy and waits for me to put the bags in. The whole way to the car he says "Thank you, Mommy, thank you!" while I tell him what a big helper he was.
- His Meemee sends him a lot of gifts since she lives in North Carolina and every time he plays with one of the things she has given him he says "Thank you, Meemee!" even though she's not there to hear him.
My list could go on and on. I love you sweet boy and I couldn't be more proud of you!