Monday, October 12, 2020

Oliver's 2nd Birthday


Happy 2nd Birthday to our Oliver! We celebrated his birthday with a little backyard get together at my in-laws since our house isn't quite finished yet. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect weather. We had the Itsy Bitsy Adventure set up as well as his Little Tikes playground, and the cousins and friends had a great time. We also had a little "chicken" egg hunt (it was a subtle farm theme) and finished the night off with some presents and cake. The highlights for Oliver were his friends, the goldfish in the Easter eggs, rolling down the hill with Dad, the Mickey Mouse number puzzle he got, and learning how to blow out his candles. 

I can't believe he's already 2! 2 seems like a big step, officially into toddlerhood. His opinions and determination are getting very strong. Its his greatest strength and weakness. We do our best to mediate and avoid tantrums but when this boy loses it, he loses it big time. This happened at his 2 year old wellness check and he screamed the whole time causing the pediatrician to say, "Ya he's a feisty one. He'd be hard for anyone to parent." Haha I felt SEEN. I know it's part of his development though so I don't stress about it too much, except when we are in public places and he flops himself down on the gross floor. It seems like every day he learns something new, and he's been surprising us with 3 word sentences like, "where'd it go?" and "I got it." 

He's very much a mama's boy and we are all a little worried to see how he adjusts in a couple months when baby sister arrives, but he's also very sweet and insistent on making sure everyone is included so maybe that side will come out. We will see! 

Happy #2 Oliver, you are wonderful and we are lucky to be in your family. 

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