This is strictly for my own edification. I got this idea from Facebook. Since no one's going to be sending a request to the boys, I'll do it for them. I won't remember half this stuff in six months.
1. Hasn't got a lovey. When he was about a year old, his favorite stuffed animal was his puppy, so I got on ebay and moved heaven and earth to get him a spare, and then he promptly forgot about puppy 1 and puppy 2 and they became our dog Sammy's favorite toys. He was madly in love with Panda for a week or two, and now he's moved on. This does not bode well for his future love life.
2. Will eat ANYTHING except for green beans. Broccoli, asparagus, spinach, curry chicken. Bring it on. Throw a green bean into the mix and the gig's up.
3. He calls all round cereal "choo choo loops" because the Walmart brand apple jacks are called "Apple Express" and have a picture of a train on the box.
4. He's developed an obsession with garbage trucks. All his trucks are garbage trucks. He gathers up little toys, pushes them around the room, then dumps them out. I bought him a real garbage truck that lifts a little dumpster into the back on a forklift, and it's become a "choo choo loop" dispenser.
5. His room is decorated half nautical and half Thomas the Tank Engine, because we were in the middle of decorating his room with a pirate theme when he became obsessed with Thomas.
6. He likes Cars now,too. And actually asks to wear his Lightning MacQueen hat.
7. He loves to sing Twinkle Twinkle in the bathtub. "Twinkle Twinkle little star" is very clear. The other lines aren't.
8. He gets very excited going over railroad crossings. Sometimes we drive the long way just so he can go over more train tracks.
9. Every morning on the way to preschool he points out the black cows, the waterfall, the dog, the black horse, the brown cows, and the fire truck, in that order.
10. I've taught him how to say "How now, brown cow," and he says that when we pass the brown cows.
11. Last night, I had him on the counter while I was making spaghetti and was explaining that beef came from a cow and that it was cooked when the red meat turned brown and he said "How now, brown cow?"
12. He has alwas been persistant. A couple of weeks ago, towards the end of the week, we'd run out of his snacks. He asked for "choo choo loops". We were out. "Popcorn." Out. "Yogurt." Out. He walked to the fridge and said "Open the door." He was going to find something to eat and wasn't taking no for an answer.
13. When he wants Tom to play with him instead of John, he'll bring John his trains (that he ordinarily won't let him play with) and tells Tom, "John play trains."
14. He loves to be held and asks Tom and I to "snuggle" and "big hug" him all day. Sometimes he'll also ask for a "Sammy Tuendi snuggle."
15. He saw a picture of me when I was 2 and pointed and said "Sam." The similarities between us are amazing.
16. He wants to give Tuendi cookies desperately, but she still won't go anywhere near him.
1. We almost named him William and called him Will. But I felt like he was more of a John.
2. I don't know what color his hair is. Depending on the light, it's either dark blond, light brown, or auburn.
3. His eyes are gray, sometimes with a greenish cast, sometimes with a bluish cast.
4. He loves to smile for pofessional photographers, especially when a multi-colored feather duster is involved.
5. When his eyes are opened, his eyelashes touch his eyebrows.
6. For the longest time, he wouldn't eat any vegetables at all and would scream with his mouth open until I'd dig the offending food back out.
7. Now he'll eat the yellow and orange vegetables, but still not any green ones.
8. He looks just like Tom.
9. Ever since he was a newborn, he's always been very mellow-except if he can't sit with you at the table while you are eating. Then he gets really mad.
10. He doesn't like to be splashed during bath time either.
11. We play a fun game where he'll say "Eh" and I tickle him. This can go on for an hour.
12. He is very adventurous and isn't scared to be out of my sight.
13. One of his favorite toys right now is his Octopus teether.
14. He has two teeth already and more on the way.
15. Even though we spent the first four months of his life at OT and PT, he's hitting milestones as fast as Sam did.
16. He already says Mama and Dada very clearly.