My little guy is two! I can honestly say I am so amazed that we made it. It has been a very long year. As I was thinking about all the events that have happened in the life of this little guy I think him being in a cast for 6 weeks counts as an entire year by itself. In the short amount of time he learned to roll over, crawl, pull to standing, cruise furniture, attempt to climb stairs, and walk again! All the things a baby would do in an entire year :)
Elle is Zander's best friend and tries to do everything that she does. I totally relate to that. I always was trying to follow my brother's footsteps--which one time lead to falling off a rather tall slide and putting a nice cut by my eye. Zander was a little lost when Elle was at Trooper school and I think he is going to miss having her home. But I am looking forward to some one-on-one time with "my guy."
The night before Zander's actual birthday we had a little party with Grammie and Papa. They ended up driving home with us. They were coming down for a conference in Dallas and were suppose to be flying, but decided to drive instead. We got to spend a couple of days with them. They were leaving the morning of your birthday, so we celebrated early. We made Zander a chocolate cake with fudge frosting with a "Z" of marshmallows--his favorite treat! He can sing "Happy Birthday" and it is SO cute. He sang, "Happy to you. Happy to you. Happy to Elle. Happy to you!" and then blew out his two candles. Zander got a little trike and some new clothes, a microphone like Syd the Science Kid, shark (sharch) jammies, a Little People airplane, and Little People Stand n' Play Rampway. Zander loves cars and motorcycles and trucks of every kind. He gets so excited when he hears a motorcycle rev or a big truck honk or shift gears--his Grandpas and Uncles should be so proud! We had a really lazy day on Zander's birthday. We were still recovering from our expedition home and getting settled back into the routine of things. As I was getting ready to go pick Jed up from work, (he rode in with his parents since they were on their way out anyway) I found Zander sound asleep in the corner of the play room on the huge bear. So sweet. Happy Birthday little guy! We love you so VERY much :*