Wednesday, January 19, 2011

James is 2

I feel like I just blinked... and James was 2... and talking.... and starting potty training. What happened? He never was a squishy little baby, who liked to be in my arms, but this biking, scootering, destructive tornado is definitely NOT my baby anymore.

James is crazy, and charming, and skillfully manipulative for such a young age. He is curious and energetic, and gets into a lot of trouble, but for all that, he is a sweet boy who loves his Daddy (and Mom too, just not nearly as much as Daddy), and wants to be happy.

He is my Angel boy, who I can't wait to put to bed, but sneak in to hold him while he sleeps. I could, of course, write my proud list of accomplishments by age 2, his likes and dislikes, and so on, but I'll just tell you - he is doing very well. And, obviously, Shane and I think he is the brightest, most adorable, funniest, and sweetest boy that ever lived. We are grateful everyday for the blessing it is to have him in our lives.


P.S. I'd also like to make the official announcement that Baby #2 will be arriving at the end of July. We are very excited.

10 comments:

ashley schmutz said...

oh my goodness! congratulations! WOW! how are you feeling? the thought of two children overwhelms me so much, but i guess you're a year ahead of me. you are the most amazing mom! and i totally agree with your comment on how it's heaven to put them to bed and heaven to sneak in and watch them/ hold them while they sleep...

Adam and Becca Welch said...

I am Shara's sister inlaw and I just saw your blog. I love it, I was reading about your food storage stuff and really got interested in it. any more advice on food storage? thanks for your help, all of your recipes look amazing;)
Love-Becca

Stacy {hart + sew} said...

yeah for baby #2! hope you are feeling well. i can't believe we all have toddlers now - it really did happen in a blink!

Julianne said...

YAHOO!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! July will be here before you know it! Congrats! And I agree, James is adorable. Can't believe he already 2.

Will turns 2 in March. I can't talk about it. (tear)

Ben and Shara said...

Awesome. Happy birthday little James! Are you going to find out the gender of your baby? When do you hit 20 weeks?

Christy Dyer said...

Adorable! That's what I say. Of course, I am just the grandma....but even if I were not the grandma he is still adorable!

Dayna said...

Congratulations Lauren and Shane! That is such exciting news. I can't wait to hear what you are having. And Happy Birthday James! I can not believe he is two. It honestly seems not that long ago that I was coming by your place so the two BABIES could meet. Yikes. Everybody says how fast it goes by but you never really understand until you experience it first hand. And oh boy it sure does.

Kathy said...

So happy for you! Congratulations! Two is so much fun!

BrockandBonnieRiley said...

Congratulations! I hope you have been feeling well. I'm really happy for you guys

abby said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Great news! Your little one will have a close group of cousins from what I hear!