Sunday, July 3, 2011

Parker is 2!

Our precious boy turned 2 yesterday! He is still kind of young to understand all that goes along with celebrating a birthday, but we did our best to make it fun and exciting. We did two parties this year. One with Abe's side of the family and one with my side. He loved the cake and presents at both parties :)

Parker has changed so much in a year. Last year he said a few words and was just starting to walk. He can talk in sentences and run now. Parker is an observer and a little cautious. He will acutally sit in our laps when we are at events while is brother is running around like a mad man. They are so different. However, he is becoming more aggressive with his brother and loves to rough house with Chase.

Parker is a big kid. He wears 3T to 5T clothes. He wears a size 8 shoe. He is now in a size 5 diaper. He is very proportionate. He is very tall, and the doctor predicted he will be about 6'2". We shall see :) Here is height/weight info:

Height:37 inches (97th percentile)

Weight: 31 lbs 12.8 oz. (87th percentile)

Head Circumference: 19.76 inches (86th percentile)

Parker is not a great napper and never really has been. He dropped his morning in the Fall around 15 or 16 months. He takes one nap in the afternoon around 2. He sleeps from 1-2 hours. Most of the time he will wake up crying and put himself back to sleep. He redeems himself with his night sleeping. He has always slept a long time at night. He normally sleeps at least 12 hours at night. It is rare for him to be up before 8 AM. He now has a bedtime routine with Abe. Abe reads him a book or two and sings to him. Parker's favorite song is "There is a Fountain." He asks for "Fountain" over and over again. For most of the winter Parker went to bed by 7 or 7:30. As it has stayed lighter later he has been going to bed around 8:30.

Parker used to be a great eater. He would eat almost anything. As he got older he became pickier and pickier. He likes chicken nuggets, pb&j, soft tacos, hamburgers, beef prepared almost anyway, tomatoes, some pasta, brocolli, celery, brocolli, and he loves milk.

Parker has blonde hair and blue eyes. He has my mom's nose still. He has golden skin. He has Abe's big, strong legs. He is just so cute!

He is extremely attached to his grandparents. He talks about them, begs to see them, and is happiest when in their laps.

Parker loves his brother and sister. He always wants to know where they are and wants us all together. He is very tender-hearted. When he gets in trouble he is usually very quick to apologize and very sad when he is disciplined. He needs lots of snuggling and hugging. Such a sweet disposition.

He has been an immense blessing to our family! We just love him!!


Stef said...

Happy 2nd birthday, Parker!!
Rachel is the same way with Grandparents - very sweet.

Sarah Moulton said...

Happy birthday sweet little boy! I'm thankful your momma has your sweet calmness :)