Owen at 2 Years

We have a two-year-old. Wow!

Owen has had several major developments this month with his independence and maturity being the recurring theme. First, he refuses to sit in his high chair preferring a barstool at the kitchen island, instead. Second, he thinks he is too old to wear a bib though the messes he creates suggest otherwise. Third, he walks down the stairs without holding onto the railing. Also, he started calling TB and me by our first names. Lastly, he is starting to speak in 3- and 4-word sentences.

It has been amazing watching our little guy grow and we hope you have enjoyed following his development through his second year. The Owen picture posts will be fewer and farther between from this point forward. Getting him to sit stationary is nearly impossible and I imagine it will only get more difficult—well, at least until he is 25.

Owen at 2 years

Here is the headshot.

Owen at 2 years

Owen at 23 Months

Owen has reached his final “months” post. Going forward his age will be stated in years. I find having a near-two-year-old both rewarding and concerning. Rewarding because we have made it this far and it has been fun. Concerning due to how quickly the time has gone by.

Developmentally, Owen has become quite the conscientious and helpful toddler. He likes order and enjoys helping out. These are two of his toddler traits we hope he never outgrows. His favorite words are “no thank you”—typically punctuated with a stiff arm—when someone attempts to help him do something he wants to do himself or take something away he wants to keep. TB says he’s such a boy now: running instead of walking, climbing on and jumping off everything, throwing balls down the stairs, etc.

His favorite song is “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas (groan!) and he consumes berries and yogurt like a Dyson.

Owen at 23 months

Here is the headshot.

Owen at 23 months

Owen at 21 Months

Happy 2011, everyone. Owen turned 21 months old this past Wednesday, but our holiday travel delayed the monthly update. Inevitably, Owen’s new favorite words are “no” and “mine.” On the more positive side, he knows “helicopter” and recites the names of his classmates.

We have regressed with weaning him from his binky due to a terrible stretch of teething caused by his molars. Surely we will get him off the binky before he heads to college.

Owen at 21 months

Here is the headshot.

Owen at 21 months