2 Years Old and 4 Months Old


Last week my sweet boys turned 2 years old, and 4 months old.  Both ages are pretty special right now – they laugh and smile at each other all the time!  It is so cute.  A likes to push C around while C lays in his Rock and Play, and C likes to watch A play while C does tummy time.

I don’t get to say I have #2under2 anymore, and I will miss that – I can’t believe how fast they are growing!  Raising two little ones close in age has been a blessing to me.

Here are a few of my favorite things about my 2 year old 🙂

Every morning during breakfast he looks outside and says “outside, ball” – if he could play outside from sun up until sun down, he would.

He moves non stop during the day, but always finds time to give me hugs and kisses, and to sit on my lap so that we can read books.

When I tell him it is naptime or bedtime, he happily runs up the stairs, turns on his sound machine, and gets ready for storytime.

When J drinks a beer, A gets excited because that means they get to go hang out in the backyard together.

Whether it has been 5 minutes or 5 hours of being away from me, when he sees me he immediately lights up and says “mama”!

He makes running errands easy – whether it is the doctor, the dentist, a haircut, Sephora, my little buddy is always such a good boy and makes friends with everyone he sees.

J is a superhero to him – they are best pals and A copies everything he does; they workout together, go in the jacuzzi or the ocean together, kick the soccer ball together…It is the cutest.

He loves his brother and always asks to see him first thing in the morning.

When he wakes up, he grabs his book and sits in his crib reading.

He eats man-sized portions of food.  When we go out to sushi, he eats all the edamame before anyone else can get some, and then proceeds to shove spicy tuna rolls, philadelphia rolls, he doesn’t care…anything, in his mouth.  When other people see him eat a giant portion of mac and cheese, I can’t tell if they are amused or horrified.  At home, all he asks for are healthy foods – he loves blueberries, apples, bananas, brussel sprouts, avocado, and eggs the most.

When I tell him it is time to go on an adventure (ie anywhere) he grabs a truck and is ready to go.
He loves to learn new words, play with trucks, kick the soccer ball, and look at books.


Meal Prep

I like to make lunches for the week in advance; it is not the most exciting 30 to 60 minutes I spend on a Sunday, but having something ready to go for the week is way worth it for me.  Sometimes when I skip it, A ends up eating a gross lunch that I slap together and I end up eating PB and J while standing up.  By planning ahead, I don’t have to race around during lunch time and instead can take my time to make healthy meals for us.

For A I basically make sure to include a fruit, a veggie, and a main dish with a side of either milk or water.  I love to use this tupperware because it is divided into 3 sections.  I don’t have enough of them so A gets the cute ones and I’m stuck with plastic bags for my lunches (which usually consist of protein and veggies, with apples and Larabar as a snack).

You can check out my Toddler Meal Ideas on Etsy!




C started smiling at me so I now spend much of my time doing anything to see that silly little grin again!  He is changing every single day and it is incredible to experience.

But I want to talk about my first-born for a moment…A just kills me with his cuteness every day.  Lately when he sees my phone he says, “Let go? Peeeeez” and does the sign for “please.” (He wants to watch the music video for Let it Go from Frozen, and I pretty much can’t resist).  When I tell him it is time for his nap or bedtime, he gets all excited and runs upstairs to his room.  If I ask him if he wants to go somewhere with me, he heads straight for my car and picks up my water bottle for me on the way.  If J or I are leaving the house, he says “bye bye Mama, bye bye Dada”.  When J cracks open a beer, A says “out-ide” (outside) because he knows that means they usually get to hang out in the backyard or go in the jacuzzi together.  And when we were at the mall yesterday, he said “choo choo” – after the 50 times we have gone on the train, he recognized where we were and knew that a train ride was likely in his future. He plays so nicely with his toys, and can spend hours pretending with his trucks.  I love watching him, and playing with him.

He is taking steps towards independence, but still needs me so much and stops to give me hugs and kisses in between all of his running around.  I say this every month, but this age is quite possibly my favorite so far.

I am so grateful for my little buddy who made me a mom.