A Belated Birthday Boy!

Dear Crosby,

On August 6th you turned 2 years old. I couldn’t believe that I simply blinked and you are a walking, talking, fully capable little boy. You are no longer a baby. You have opinions and thoughts and desires and SO many busy plans.

I am continually in awe of your creativity. You can play for hours and you absolutely love  trucks of every kind. You are curious, you love to examine things and study how they work and what it does. In preparation of your little brother you have taken up a love for “building” things with your own screws and hammer and drill. And the way you make up your own meals on your play kitchen – TO DIE FOR.

As I mentioned, you have opinions and when you wake up it’s like you just already know what you want for the day and how you are going to get it. It’s quite ambitious… but sometimes a little hard to negotiate with.

There is no greater task given to me, by God, than to be your momma. It is a privilege. It is rewarding and absolutely humbling. I cannot thank Him enough for the gift He gave me when He gave me you. There are not enough words to accurately express the way you have changed my life and the love I have for you, my son. I pray daily that God helps me to raise you in Him and always know that you belong to Him. I pray daily that you will always know the undying love He has for you.

We love you so much Crosby. We are proud of you and who you are becoming. Grow, bubba, Grow!!

Love you always,

Your Momma


Weight: Crosby was 30 pounds even at his 2 year well-child-check and he was just over 3ft tall.

Words: There was not a lot of activity in this department over the last 6 months, some new words popped up, but many words stayed the same. At his 2 yr check up we were given a referral for a speech evaluation. Upon evaluation they said that he is incredibly smart, he knows what he’s shooting for when trying to talk, and he is excellent at attempting to mimic sounds and words, but he’s just not quite there. They suggested once a week therapy for a while. After seeing what insurance does and doesn’t cover (hello deductible we haven’t met cause he’s so healthy, yay!) we may wait until January and see what we can accomplish at home.

Teeth: We have all the chompers, except the 2 yr molars. But the dentist said they are on their way! His teeth are perfect and I love that he loves to brush! Makes mornings and bedtime easier! (Electric toothbrush is seriously THE way to go!!)

Sleep/Naps: Wakes around 7/730a, nap around 12/1ish-pm and wakes between 230/3p and back in bed by 730pm on MOST days, All those times are a “give and take” 30 mins. Just depends on the day, the attitude, the quality of nap etc. But YAY, he still naps and it’s my sanity!

Nicknames: Bubba will probably stay forever. Chobby is used on occasion. And when he is naughty, I bring out the full name….