It’s been since Landon’s two year birthday that I’ve done a post on what he is up to. Its so hard to believe that we have a two and half year old and are on the downhill to his 3 year birthday. I know they call it the terrible twos, but it has really been anything but terrible. I may bite my tongue for saying that once he’s three, but for now I’m going to hold onto the fact that two has been pretty amazing.
We’ve wrapped up our first preschool year! Landon started in January, so technically it was only six months, but there has been such a change in him in just a short time. Overall, he transitioned well with preschool. He struggled some mornings even at the end, but honestly, I think he’s just not a morning person. He takes a while to get going and unfortunately our mornings are anything but slow. I can tell he learned a lot in just a short amount of time though. I frequently catch him singing his ABC’s, counting or singing other songs that I know he learned in his classroom. I will brag and say that he can count to 20 in English, and 10 in Spanish! I take no credit, it is solely due to his great teachers. The greatest growth that I see in Landon is in his speech. In January, he really wasn’t talking much. He said single words, but wasn’t making sentences. He also didn’t say his own name. Now? The boy never stops talking. Full sentences, and new words every single day! He surprises me with how well he converses now, and absolutely love being able to talk with him.
Currently, Landon’s favorite toys are a collection of trucks and trailers he has collected. Some were handed down from his dad, and others we’ve bought for him. He spends hours upon hours loading and unloading his “hauls.” I love that he loves those toys so much, and love watching him play with them so sweetly. He also has a strong affection for his tractors, and loves to color and play with play doh. He LOVES swimming, loves playing outside with his truck and bike, and loves bubbles. And he also loves taking walks to the neighborhood playground (“crayground”) in the evenings after supper.
Landon is strong minded, stubborn and independent. He is also sweet and funny, playful, and curious. He loves to help us with things around the house, and he loves helping his daddy go get the lawn mower from the barn at Nana and Boppa’s house. He is silly, and loves nothing more than to be tickled and rough house in the living room floor before bed each night. He has the BEST belly laugh ever. I am so thankful that our little boy is such a happy spirit. He has a sweet heart and is always concerned for others and quick to give hugs around the neck or kisses on the cheek. I hope that never changes!
Two and a half is really such a fun, sweet age. I have loved watching Landon over the past couple months. He is so smart and he surprises me every day with the things he remembers or knows. I am just so thankful that I get to be his mom, and get to call him mine.