Sunday, June 3, 2012

He thinks he's 2 already...

...Terrible Twos that is!!  I know everyone has different experiences with the "terrible" age, but I'm pretty sure we are entering ours, and Calvin isn't even two yet!  Within the last week or so, we have seen a drastic change in his behavior.  The positive thing is, there has been a change in ALL his behavior.  So while his temper is shorter and he is much more opinionated, he is also significantly sweeter, funnier, and has TONS of personality!  Even with the challenges, it has been a blast to be this kids mom!  We're learning how to deal with the tantrums, how to explain why we punish him, and how to get on the same page with how to deal with behavior issues. 
Such a little monkey!

Maybe this is crazy, but I actually think it's adorable to hear Calvin say "no".  And I appreciate that he can express his opinions now, in ways other than just screaming or crying.  That doesn't mean I allow him to tell me "no" for certain things, but I can't help but smile :) 

This is Analynne...Calvin loves her and someday, they will get married :) 

Pregnancy has been going well.  I'm still experiencing a bit of morning sickness, but it's over as soon as I dry heave...lovely, I know :)  It's crazy how much faster this pregnancy is going, just like everyone told me it would.  There are days I don't even have time to think about the little one growing inside of me, because I'm so busy chasing around the one that's already here!  I have been feeling little kicks for the last few weeks, but I'm so excited for them to get stronger and feel more movement...that is my absolute favorite part of pregnancy.  We have our ultrasound to find out the gender on June 11, and I'm sure it will be on my mind more once I get to start shopping :) 
Helping daddy in the kitchen!

Calvin has grown up so much in the past weeks, and Jake and I feel like he is going to be the perfect age to be a big brother, once baby comes.  He has met a few teeny babies recently and is so sweet with them.  He loves to hold babies, for about five seconds.  And he loves to point out their eyes and nose, and give sweet kisses.  He is also becoming such a good helper.  He loves to help me unload the silverware from the dishwasher, load laundry, and he can even climb into his own car seat and stroller.  He loves to throw things away, too, and I'm sure he'll become a great "picker upper" for mommy once my tummy gets bigger. 
Yep...he's munching on a lettuce leaf :) 

Life is good and we continue to feel extremely blessed! 


  1. Fun to read your new posts. The pictures are darling! Grandma is only a call away when those terrible two days get too much. =) You and Jake are doing an awesome job parenting.
    Love and hugs, Mom

  2. Adorable! Lookin' forward to our Edaleen Dairy run soon!