Friday, August 28, 2015

crue : 24 M0NTHS! // TW0!

doctor appointment: 8.5.15 (we had his 2 year and his sisters 2 month in one. so nice!)

height: 33 1/4 inches
weight: 23lb 6oz // 5%tile
head: wasn't measured for him?! very strange. but i am sure large as usual ;)

little man is a skinny guy. jeans that are 18-24 are way too big on his waist, but he is outgrowing all of his 12-18 in length. were going to have THAT struggle with clothes, and i am not excited about it!

i really can not believe he is two.

he has grown so much in these last few months since becoming a big brother. he absolutely adores his little sister. i thought i wanted a boy for him to have a brother, but man oh man. i think he needed her. and God gave us exactly what he needed. he IS a total boy though, and extremely rough. thankfully he is super gentle and sweet with her :) maybe a brother in the future wouldn't hurt?! ha ha.

he got an iPad for his birthday. isaiah and i bought it after his party just a week before we went to florida. it was a life saver on the plane. he is limited with the time he gets to spend on it each day and mainly chooses to use it just before bed and just before nap. i am so proud of him already with it - there has been many times that he will just set it aside, roll over and go to sleep. or pass out while playing on it as i nurse his sister next to him. he's learned a few new words and animals since we got it - so were going to continue and roll with it!

our ped would like him to use more "2 word phrases" so were going to keep a close watch on that (as we have been). at first she thought we might want to get his hearing checked but we really don't think thats necessary for the boy who hears the garbage truck every thursday morning while its still two blocks away and FLIES out of bed to the window to wait for it. maybe in a few months we will re-evaluate, but i am not very convinced that his lack of verbal skills is because he can't hear. he is excellent with listening to us and understanding everything we say so theres no worry there. he has over 50 words and thats enough for me at the moment to not be panicky. perhaps he is just lazy and extra focused on all of his athletic abilities right now.

always keepin' us on our toes.

his actual birthday we went out to breakfast at a place called betty dangers - it was very odd. its here in NEminneapolis with a ferris wheel and mini golf, so obviously thats why we choose it. i wasn't impressed but crue wouldn't have known otherwise. all he cared about was the golf! i am sure he enjoyed his day without a doubt.

haven't started potty training. we have bought 3-4 different potties and he plays with them all. finally my mom saw one and bought it for him on a whim - its the first one he doesn't play with and will sit on! progress! but still nothing on the potty. currently were not forcing it but sooner than later we will probably try to dive in on that one…. yikes.

i think were going to sign him up for soccer on saturday mornings! i literally can't wait. it is an hour long class with other kids his age and a parent. i'm sure that lakely and i will hang back at home for more than half the classes while he gets to go play with daddy, but i am so excited to watch him and hear how he does! boyfriend literally is a pro with sports. outstanding.

first twins game is in the books! our friends from chicago were here in town so we all met up for a game! these are the same friends that we see every january when we are in chicago for isaiah's job. the momma and i met when we were pregnant with crue & mac back in 2012 through an online group of mamas that were due in july! now i have lakely and she is pregnant with #2 as well… just waiting to find out the gender of that beeb! she isn't due until march, so we will just miss seeing the babe when were visiting in chicago! crue and mac had a lot of fun getting their first game certificates and running around holding hands. friends for life. plus i always call it a win when crue doesn't immediately tackle someone.

we flew to florida for a wedding which was his second time on a plane. the first was also to florida for our cruise, but he was only 7 months old so everything was fairly new to him this time around. he knows what a plane is now and understood what we were seeing and about to do. he loved it! he flew so well and didn't have any temper tantrums. looking out the window kept his attention more than i thought it would. our flights both ways were broken up into two so they were a little shorter and we were able to stretch out in the airports. on the way home he kept walking the aisles and made friends with a 7 year old boy. before the flight was over, crue was sitting on the boy's moms lap - and then in the seat with the boy. when we landed here in MN crue was helping pull his carry on all the way to the bag claim until it was time to say goodbye. truly the saddest goodbye! my momma heart was so proud and so sad all at the same time. crue made his first real friend! and the other mama. oh my. her son was so so sweet to my son. i can't imagine how proud she was to have raised such a kind boy. i hope crue took some notes!
can we also talk about how innocent they are? these babies. they don't notice color. they don't focus on differences. so much innocence. so much joy. my heart bursts. the world needs to take notice and learn a thing or two from our children.

winter is coming. not too thrilled about being cooped up with a toddler. the terrible twos are real. so we will have to get creative! ideas anyone?!


  1. Oh Crue, what a sweet, sweet, boy you have there. I love that he's so into his sister, and so gentle with her.
    My heart exploded with your plan story and Crue's friend. Just the most precious little boy in all the land.

  2. Happy birthday to Crue. My daughter is the same way with speech, she is taking a while to say a lot but she is very fast at running.. etc.

  3. I just can't believe he's TWO!!!!