Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A few of my favorite things....

I know the twos are, well, terrible and all but I have to say there is definitely more to it than that AND I find myself thoroughly enjoying this age quite a bit. It's a good mix of sweet and salty (one of my favorite combinations).

We had a good day today and one of the things I am enjoying about them right now is their budding imaginations. They also play independently for much longer periods of time and they say the cutest things. So this post is dedicated to all that is good about being two since this age gets a bad rap.


I actually began taking pictures because seeing them like this took me back a couple of years to THIS picture. My babies! Sniff, Sniff!

choo choo train

They played with these laundry baskets trains and stuffed animals their passengers for OVER an hour. In toddler time that is like 2 days.

mr chubs

They watched a squirrel finish off the pumpkin for a good 20 minutes. Did you notice how chubby our friend the squirrel has gotten. I will take some credit. Thank you very much. :)

fall crafts

They actually do crafts now as opposed to me doing them. I still help A LOT but it is more enjoyable. (Speaking of crafts my favorite preschool blog "No Time For Flashcards" has a holiday gift guide up that has some great book and toy reccomendations on it. I suggested one of the gifts on the "Reader's Favorite's" link. Go check it out. )

And then of course, there are all the funny things that they are saying. I'll be honest it is impossible to keep track of them anymore but here are a few.

1) When we give them apples they say "open it Mama/Daddy". They want us to take a bite and get the apple started.

2) When they are ready to go or want you to follow them into another room they grab you with both their little hands and assist you in standing while saying "step up, step up".

3) Recently when at story time I forgot a diaper. I have NEVER been without back up either in the car or SOMEWHERE. Needless to say I had to be creative when I changed Alex's messy diaper. He could be heard screaming from a bathroom stall "isssssss disssssgussteeeeen, no, isssss dissssgussteen". Not a proud moment.

On a funny note when I got home and told the story to Nanni she said "You should have asked another Mom at story time for a diaper. I am sure they would have had one." She was SO right. Why in the world did that not occur to me. Ugh, sometimes I scare myself.

4) While on a walk recently I pointed out that the stop sign was the shape of an octagon. Now they love to look at street signs and tell their shapes. It just amazes me that all of this sticks in their brains because they are quick to point out every octagon stop sign that we see. I love that their brains are like sponges right now and am trying to teach them lots through play and outings.

I will have to keep this post as a reference point when I have days of longing for kindergarten.

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Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I always said 2 was better than 3. Both of my children were really so good at that age. It wasn't until 3, when they started talking back, that made me a little crazier. Loved seeing the picture of them last year compared to this year. Such a difference.

Sharon said...

I agree! Two gets a bad rap I think! My little guy is starting to come out of his shell and do the cutest things... I can't wait until he starts talking (even if he says "disgustinnng!" ~smiles!

Enjoy the great fall days -- gotta keep that squirrel happy!

jmberrygirl said...

Hilarious. On of my favorite kids at church wet her big girl panties last night. She was led out of her class to the adult one and announced loudly to her parents, "I go pee pee in my panties!" Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

They are so cute!!!!

Kelly said...

I gotta say, now that I"m on son number 3, I love the 2's. Never again is there such an exciting time for them, everything is so new and impressionable.

My 2 year old says "break" when he wants something opened :o)

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Yes, I found you cause of the No time for flashcards post.

I've been trying to do the math and find out if your twins would have been my sons' age if they'd gone full term! It seems close? If they were late April babies.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

my boaz's ruth~ The boys official due date was July 15th. How old is your son?

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

So adorable! They say and do such cute things.

Anonymous said...

Your boys are adorable. Two is the age for some of the best stories, I think. Even when they're naughty it's hilarious.

Joyfull said...

I enjoyed reading about you boys! They are adorable and is sounds like you a doing a great job of enjoying them. Many continued blessings!

Jamie said...

Looks like you have your hands full! I hope you're enjoying every moment (at least most of them!).
Good for you for letting them do their own crafts. I'm still a little overly helpful for my three year old when she's doing crafts. Hope I can mellow a little bit.

Anonymous said...

Love this post. So true. Most of the 2's our fun. We call my doughter sweet and sour lol

Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

I loved loved loved the twos. There are days that miss them and wish I could wiggle my nose and revisit them. Enjoy this special time x Two!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great pic of the kids in the laundry basket. They look like they are having so much fun.

What a great idea to open up the pumpkin and let the squirrels have at it. I might do that:)

Helen McGinn said...

Yup, it can be a great age too. Scuse the pun. They are getting older and are as cute as ever! The crafts look great.

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. xx

Becky said...

Thanks for visiting. It's been a while, but I remember enjoying my two-year-olds. Actually, all ages are great. I think 7 was my all time favorite age, but 17 isn't bad either. I guess the trick is to enjoy the current age :)

Meghan said...

Oh my! That squirrel looks he's the size of a large cat.