Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Baby No More

Today is my little man's second birthday. Landen Jerrison turned two! These past two years have flown by and crawled at a snail's pace all at the same time. Landen has always been the exact opposite of Ashley in every way, so he really rocked our world when he came along. We were used to a quiet, calm baby. Landen is loud and crazy. He has made for some challenging days but I don't know what we would do without his sweet and fun personality. Not to mention a smile that lights up the darkest of moments. Here are some tidbits about the birthday boy:

Favorite Color: He loves pink and purple. I think this is persuaded by his older sister. It might be the only two colors he knows. Part of me was thinking he might be color blind but just today he identified Ashley's shirt as green. I guess he is just a pink and purple man.

Favorite food: Hot dogs and candy. I swear if that is all I ever gave the child, he would be perfectly content. He also likes pizza and pasta.

Favorite toys:
Tools. He loves to dress up and play girlie stuff with Ashley, but if there are tools around that is what he wants to play with. His teachers are always commenting on how he is the carpenter of the class. At home he will find Jessie's screwdrivers and walk around pretending to screw the hinges on doors. If Jessie is working on something, he absolutely has to take his tool box and work with him.

Favorite sentence: "I want......" I hear this all day. He always wants something. His speech is growing by leaps and bounds by the day. He can say long sentences and identify almost anything I ask him too. He can also name most of his letters.

Favorite thing to do in car: Point out every bus and "big truck" imaginable. That boy can spot a bus or truck miles away and scream "BUS" or "BIG TRUCK" as loudly as possible until I concur that there is indeed a bus or truck.

Favorite physical activity: Climbing. If you know us and seen him in action, you know what I am talking about. He can climb better than Ashley and that is not an exaggeration.

Biggest Fears:
Dogs and Cats

Favorite Parent at the moment: Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy. Did I mention Daddy? He can not get enough of Daddy.

Favorite books:
He loves these little letter books that Ashley also used to love. He also likes "Trucks," "Touch and Feel Tractor," "Brown Bear," any Sandra Boynton book and those little books you get from Chick-fil-a.

Favorite Movie: He has never watched tv. I wish he would, even for a few minutes. It would have made our travels a lot easier. Even though he doesn't watch, he does have the ability to name all the characters and shows.

To sum our little man up, he is about "all-boy" as you get. He loves running, climbing, kicking balls, jumping, yelling and causing destruction. He also is very sweet and will hug everyone if they let him. This probably goes along with his very outgoing personality. He cracks us up all the time with the funny things he does and is joy and a blessing to our lives. Happy Birthday my precious baby boy!


Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Little Jesse!

What a sweet post.

ASC said...

What a sweet photo! It's hard to remember that our babies used to be so tiny!