Monday, September 1, 2014

Dear London, 23 months

Dear London,

I've been telling people you're "almost two" for months and now that is closer than ever. It's hard to believe you will be two years old next month!!!

This time last year your dad and I were busy planning your first birthday party. October 1st fell on the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener so it seemed only appropriate to throw you a hockey-themed party. This year, there will be no party. Instead, we'll go to the park with a few of your buddies for some play time and cupcakes. I'm sure you're going to have a blast!!

Your 1st Birthday-- So Little!!

Your vocabulary continues to blow my mind. When you want to, you know exactly what to say and can speak in sentences. While you used to make the animal sounds, in our favourite book, now you say what it is and then make the sound. We are still practicing your numbers and colours (you seem to be stuck on 1 and 2 lately and red and blue haha!) You are great about using your manners and will usually say please and thank you without being prompted.

You have most of your teeth except for those dreaded two year molars. You're wearing size 5 diapers, size 2T-3T clothing (depending on the brand) and size 7.5-8 shoes. 

You are such a boy! You love to get dirty and make messes, fall down (usually on purpose) and splash in puddles. You always have scraped knees. You love playing with buses, trucks and balls.

You are enjoying daycare and learning a lot there! You love to play in the sandbox, going down the slide and shoot pucks with your friends. You also do a lot of singing and know most of the words to a few songs. Your favourites are Old McDonald and Wheels On The Bus!" Your alphabet needs some work, but it's getting there (A,B,C,E,F,S,X,Z!!!) 

You, my little man, are very sweet and love to surprise me with hugs and kisses. You love to cuddle and will sit quietly for books, IPad videos and your favourite foods. 

You love to make choices and insist on choosing your shirts, (I give you four options) snacks and activities. Thankfully, you are pretty easy to please in all departments. 

You also LOVE to be outside. We often spend hours at the park. You also love to be pushed in the stroller while mama runs. 

It makes me happy how much you love your extended family. You always ask about Grandpa and "Ryan" when you see a motorcycle, Nana when you see the mall or a white car and Grandma when you see a cat. You got to spend a lot of time with your cousin Cloe, last month, and it made me wish we lived closer. I know you guys would be even closer if we did!

London, I love you so much. It's hard to explain how much joy you bring me. You make me want to be the happiest, healthiest, and best version of myself! Thank you for choosing me to be your mama.

I love you my sweet little guy,

Love Mama


  1. Happy 23 months London! Can't wait to celebrate two years with you!! xoxoxo

  2. Happy 23 months London! I cannot believe how close all these littles are to being 2!!!